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Discussion in 'Maserati' started by wbaeumer, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. André Melone

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  2. Quattroporte3

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    Ooooh that is a smart looking automobile! Very sharp.
     
  3. Mexico074

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    I really like that light Blue color.. I think it looks good on all
    Maserati cars! Would be good to see some interior pictures..

    Keep up the excellent work!

    Mike
     
  4. Mexico074

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    WOW!!!! Looks positively stunning!!!

    Mike
     
  5. Merak1974

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    Gorgeous car!

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    Unbelievable....very nice!
     
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    Absolutely stunning! One of the world's most beautiful cars.
     
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  11. Portenos

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    #187 Portenos, Feb 29, 2016
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    I received my copy of Walters Vignale Spyder book today.
    Now that I own 101.1121 the book has new meaning.

    Ordering was easy by sending an email to tipo300s@t-online.de.
    It is very interesting with lots of information on many cars - not all by any means.
    For the price it is well worth having in your library but to be picky I would have liked to see more detailed photos especially given the fact that Walter is an accomplished photographer.

    Many of the cars perhaps 70% of them are in Europe so he could have easily arranged for 2 or 3 cars to be made available for photo shoots.

    There was a lot of references to VCM when I published the magazine which captured dates when cars were offered and or photographed. Several of my photos were pulled directly from copies of VCM (with my permission) which made me feel very good about the work Janet and I did in the 80's and 90's.
    Congratsulations Walter very well done.
    Ciao,
    FGM


    MASERATI 3500GT Spyder by Vignale
    by Walter Bäumer
    300 photos on 208 pages about one of the greatest GT-cars of the 1960s!

    It contains the individual history of almost all cars, chassis by chassis.
    Printed in only 243 copies this book is not available in bookstores or at Amazon.

    28,5 x 29,5 cm // 11,2” x 11,6”
    Euro 185 incl. shipment within Germany

    Euro 194 incl. shipment within Europe (EU)
    Euro 199 incl. shipment to the USA

    Please order directly from the author via tipo300s@t-online.de
    with your postal address and VAT-no.
    Upon the order an invoice will be sent with all payment instructions.
    Looking forward to hear from you soon.
    Mit besten Grüssen / Kind Regards
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  12. wlemasters

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    I too have the new book and am really pleased to have it. I had the pleasure of meeting Walter at the Arizona Concours in January and he was kind enough to deliver the book in person since he was judging at the show.

    What a great reference for the 3500 spiders and beautifully put together. I am waiting for the revised edition in a few years that will show most of them restored due to the ever increasing values.

    Great book again, Walter.

    Bill LeMasters
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  13. eogorman

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    Hey Frank congratulations on getting a Vignale Spyder. As you know my car is 101 1119 just one serial number away, but according to the list your car was finished 3 months later. If you need any pictures let me know.
    What is the rest of the story? Color, pictures etc
     
  14. Portenos

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    #190 Portenos, Mar 2, 2016
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    Here are the latest photos of AM101.1121 nicknamed the "Frog" or the "Vig"
    The photos were shot up on highway 74 last Friday Feb 26th at about 4:30PM
    Painted it's original color "Verde Scuro" Dark green - Max Meyer Code 10.550 It is a hard color to photograph because it often looks black.
    An original Weber car with 5 speed, 4 wheel disc brakes and wire wheels.
    I am having fun with 1121 slowly tuning it to be road tour worthy.
    I would like to hear from and exchange photos and information with other Vignale Spyder owners.
    Specifically I would like to see a copy of the dash layout schematic, if anyone has one.
    Ciao,
    FGM
    PS
    That non original 100mm ugly hose has been replace with the proper paper one.
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    So beautiful it hurts - for real!
     
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    Thanks Walter! Jan
     
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    #194 thecarnut, Mar 5, 2016
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    Frank,

    Very, very nice Vignale spyder!

    I use to own 1129 (which you sold me) and it is interesting to note the many differences even though the serial numbers are very close.

    1129 had a floor mounted hand brake while your car has the earlier style umbrella hand brake.

    Your car has 4 wheel disc brakes while 1129 had drums on the rear.

    1129 door panels had a sunrise pattern on the leather. The car still had its original door panels (which I still have) and were replicated.

    There was an aluminum trim panel under the data plates in the engine compartment.

    Ashtray location is different

    The passenger's power window switch was located on the dash and not on the door panel.

    I changed the air cleaner from the fiberglass box with the remote filter (similar to the injected cars) to the earlier style which is also on your car. It is possible your car left the factory with the later style air filter but I must admit the earlier ones look better. Look for the mounting bracket for the remote air filter in the front right corner and that will tell one which one was original.

    Please excuse the dryer hose and white exhaust manifolds in the engine compartment of 1129. This was many years ago and I was just learning :)

    Enjoy your car ... it looks great!

    Ivan
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  19. Portenos

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    Andre,
    You have a private message.
    FGM
     
  20. Portenos

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    I would be interested to know if anyone has a manual or Factory document that shows the dash layout of the early Vignale Spyders.
    The one with the small "button" type warning lights.
    I am well aware that the later dash with the bigger clear warning lights is shown in the 3500 Coup owners manual, but his is very different than the early cars.
    Anyone?
    Ciao,
    Frank
     
  21. lbird

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    Congrats Frank, what a striking beauty you have there. Very interesting colour combination, suits the car extremely well in my opinion!
    CU lbird
     
  22. awohlmann

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    #198 awohlmann, Mar 12, 2016
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    Ciao Frank,
    congratulations to your very nice car !

    Attached a copy of the dash from the Maserati Manual 3500GT Convertible (in Italian).

    The foto shows a very early - pre series - car (#871) but has the same position and the same functions as described in the manual. When the car was bought, the dash was completely original (never dismantled).

    Here the positions and functions of #871 (see foto):

    #6: turn signal flasher (red lamp)
    #7: dimmed headlight (green lamp)
    #8: high beam light (green lamp)
    #9: generator warning (red lamp)

    Ciao Alfred
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  23. Portenos

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    Alfred,
    Thank you very much for this.
    It is exactly what I needed.
    Ciao,
    FGM
     
  24. Portenos

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    Can anyone please tell me what 11 though 26 means in english?
    Thank you.
    FGM
     

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