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Maserati 3500GT

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Recommended Maserati 3500GT tyres

  • Longstone recommends the 185 VR 16 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67 for a Maserati 3500GT. It was the tyre originally fitted to the car as it left the factory gate, and as a road tyre for a car like this, it is still perfect.
  • Another excellent tyre option to fit is the 6.00 R 16 Michelin Pilote X as it was specifically designed by Michelin to look like a period crossply, but perform like a modern radial.
  • The best fitting inner tube for these tyres is the Michelin 16F inner tube.

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    Maserati 3500GT Recommended Tyres


  1. 185VR16 PIRELLI CINTURATO
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    185 VR 16 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67
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  2. 600WR16 Michelin Pilot X
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    6.00 R 16 Michelin Pilote X

    Starting at £457.20 £381.00

  3. reinforced Michelin Inner Tube
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    Michelin 16F Offset Valve Reinforced Inner Tube

    Starting at £43.20 £36.00


  4. Other Options for Maserati 3500GT Tyres


  5. 600 x 16 PIRELLI Stella Bianca
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    6.00-16 PIRELLI STELLA BIANCA

    Starting at £238.80 £199.00

  6. 185SR16 Michelin X
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    185 SR 16 Michelin X

    Starting at £264.00 £220.00

  7. 600x16 R5 Dunlop Racing
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    6.00 x 16 R5 Dunlop Racing
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  8. 600L16 CR48 (R6) Dunlop Racing
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    6.00 L 16 CR48 (R6) Dunlop Racing

    Starting at £348.00 £290.00

  9. 600H16 Dunlop RS5
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    600 H 16 Dunlop RS5
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  10. 185HR16 Vredestein Sprint Classic
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    185 HR 16 Vredestein Sprint Classic

    Starting at £382.80 £319.00

  11. 600x16 General Whitewall
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    6.00 x 16 General Whitewall

    Starting at £214.80 £179.00

  12. 600H16 Avon Turbospeed
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    600 H 16 Avon Turbospeed

    Starting at £243.60 £203.00

  13. 185VR16 Avon Turbosteel
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    185R16 Avon Turbosteel

    Starting at £271.20 £226.00

  14. 600x16 Avon Tourist
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    6.00 x 16 Avon Tourist

    Starting at £178.80 £149.00

  15. 6.00 x 16 Avon Traction Mileage
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    6.00 x 16 Avon Traction Mileage

    Starting at £270.00 £225.00

  16. 600x16 Excelsior
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    6.00 x 16 Excelsior

    Starting at £138.00 £115.00

  17. 575/600x16 Waymaster Premium
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    5.75/6.00 x 16 Waymaster Premium

    Starting at £128.40 £107.00

  18. 600 x 16 TT Classic Roadmaster
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    600 x 16 TT Classic Roadmaster

    Starting at £118.80 £99.00

  19. 600 x 16 Camac CD110
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    600 x 16 Camac CD110

    Starting at £150.00 £125.00

  20. 6.00 x 16 Camac Nato CJ110
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    6.00 x 16 Camac Nato CJ110

    Starting at £162.00 £135.00

  21. Jeu de 4 185VR16 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67
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    Set of 4 185 VR16 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67
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  22. Jeu de 5 185VR16 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67
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    Set of 5 185R16 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67
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  23. Set of 4 600 x 16 PIRELLI STELLA BIANCA
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    Set of 4 6.00 x16 PIRELLI STELLA BIANCA

    Starting at £922.80 £769.00

  24. 6.00 / 16 PIRELLI STELLA BIANCA
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    Set of 5 6.00 / 16 PIRELLI STELLA BIANCA

    Starting at £1,080.00 £900.00

  25. 185 R16 Michelin X
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    Set of 4 185 R16 Michelin X

    Starting at £958.80 £799.00

  26. 185 R 16 Michelin X
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    Set of 5 185 R 16 Michelin X

    Starting at £1,140.00 £950.00

  27. 6.00 x16 General Whitewall
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    Set of 4 6.00 x16 General Whitewall

    Starting at £810.00 £675.00

  28. 600x16 General Whitewall
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    Set of 5 6.00x16 General Whitewall

    Starting at £990.00 £825.00

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History of the Maserati 3500GT

The Maserati 3500GT is a 2 door coupe made by Maserati of Italy. It was the Italian company's first attempt at breaking into the GT (Gran Turismo) market and the first time Maserati had invested in large volume production.

The most successful racing car for Maserati at the time was the Maserati 250F. It was introduced in 1954 and with many a famous racing driver at the wheel, Maserati became a force to be reckoned with in motor racing. As Maserati was profiting from this success they introduced a de-tuned version of the Maserati 250F engine into the Maserati 3500 GT. This was a 3.5 litre double overhead cam (DOHC) straight-six, equipped with three side-draft two-barrel carburettors giving the Maserati 240 BHP and a top speed of 145mph.

The Maserati 3500 GT was produced from 1957 through to 1964 and around 2000 examples were made. The design was handled by Carrozzeria Touring and took many styling cues from the Maserati A6G54. Prior to Maserati producing the 3500GT the company had produced only 140 cars in a ten-year span and Maserati soon found themselves panicking as racing and competition had drained nearly all their funds. So Maserati became a mass production company and it is widely accepted that the Maserati 3500GT saved the company and allowed Maserati to continue its racing efforts and to design and develop the now-famous Maserati Birdcage.

In March 1957 the Maserati 3500 GT was unveiled to the public at the Geneva motor show. Two prototypes were shown: one was designed by Touring and the other by Allemano. The Touring design was a 2+2 coupe and was the design selected by Omer Osri for production. There were detail changes made to the headlights, radiator grille, and the dashboard before production began but for the most part, the original design remained unchanged.

Maserati 3500GT Tyres

During the cars production life span many improvements were made. In 1960 front disc brakes became standard and the four-speed gearbox was replaced by ZF five-speed gearbox. In 1961 Maserati decided to fit disc brakes to all 4 wheels and in 1962 Maserati added Lucas fuel injection which gave another 15hp.


Borrani Wire Wheels

Borrani wheels are available for your Maserati 3500GT. As agents for the iconic Ruote Borrani Milano company we are able to supply all wheels from their extensive range.

Wire wheels made by Ruote Borrani Milano are, without doubt, the best wire wheels available. Borrani wheels utilise aluminium rims, steel spokes and steel wheel centres.

If your Borrani wheels require rebuilding then please contact us at [email protected]

Click the link for Maserati 3500GT Borrani wheels.

Wheels made by Borrani are available in the following styles:

  • Painted silver finish, as per the racing wheels of the period
  • Polished and chrome finish, highly polished rim, chrome spokes & wheel centre
  • Painted finish with polished outer edge

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