1962 Maserati 5000 GT AllemanoSOLD
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Chassis no. AM.103.046
This car is "tailor made for a king" only 22 examples build by allemano. This Allemano version is original from Venezuela and has just emerged from a ten year long restoration. Consequently it is in beautiful condition, and ready to be enjoyed. The engine, rear axle, fuel injection system, brakes, suspension, steering and air conditioning have all been rebuilt. The wiring loom has been replaced, the bodywork has been stripped back to bare metal and repainted, while the interior has been retrimmed. As yet, the car has yet to be run in, the minimal mileage covered since the rebuild being for shakedown and testing purposes. A current MoT certificate is supplied. It was one of the last to be delivered, finally leaving the factory late in 1962. With renewed interest in the Maserati brand, and ever higher values being attached to genuine thoroughbred classic Maseratis, this car is a blue chip investment, and very sensibly priced.

Reference Number 4318

as of 10/2/2006

Overview
Car 1962 Maserati 5000 GT Allemano
VIN AM.103.046 
Small Series  1 of 22 
Exterior / Interior Color      Dark Blue /      Magnolia 
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Known History

Metallic Dark Blue with magnolia leather and contrasting navy blue carpets edged in magnolia leather.

In its day Maserati's incredible 5000GT was the most exotic supercar one could buy. It boasted phenomenal performance, was based on then current race car technology and of the few built many were special coachbuilt versions, built in tiny numbers. Even the regular "production" version was a very special car.

This was the Bugatti Royale or Ferrari Superfast of the 1950s.

The first example was built for the Shah of Persia and bore coachwork by Touring of Milan. Two further copies were constructed before other coachbuilders offered their designs. The 5 litre quad cam V8 engine was directly derived from Maserati's fearsome 450S sports racing car that had so nearly won the world championship for Maserati. The first two cars had gear driven camshafts, as per the race cars, and Weber carburettors, but this set up was quickly reckoned to be too extreme (and noisy) for road use, so subsequent cars had fuel injection and chain driven cams. These later cars also benefitted from all-round disc brakes. Performance was incredible, with a claimed top speed in excess of 270 Kph, while interior appointments cossetted the occupants in luxury.

Those occupants were invariably among the world's very rich, for this was a colossally expensive machine. The list of customers for the car when new proves this - The Shah of Persia, The Aga Khan, Giovanni Agnelli, Ferdinando Innocenti and Briggs Cunningham among others.

Only 34 examples were created, and on those Bertone, Touring, Monterosa, Ghia, Frua, Michelotti, Pininfarina and Vignale all offered their designs, but numerically the most successful, and the one which can claim to be the standard version was that by Allemano.

This Allemano version is original from Venezuela and has just emerged from a ten year long restoration. Consequently it is in beautiful condition, and ready to be enjoyed. The engine, rear axle, fuel injection system, brakes, suspension, steering and air conditioning have all been rebuilt. The wiring loom has been replaced, the bodywork has been stripped back to bare metal and repainted, while the interior has been retrimmed. As yet, the car has yet to be run in, the minimal mileage covered since the rebuild being for shakedown and testing purposes. A current MoT certificate is supplied. It was one of the last to be delivered, finally leaving the factory late in 1962. With renewed interest in the Maserati brand, and ever higher values being attached to genuine thoroughbred classic Maseratis, this car is a blue chip investment, and very sensibly priced.