1965 Maserati Mistral 3700 alloy Coupe


This 1965 Maserati Mistral is an alloy-bodied coupe that was completed on November 24, 1965, and sold new in Italy before being imported to the US. The car was acquired in 1984 by its current owner, with whom it has since remained in Delaware. Power is provided by a numbers-matching 3.7-liter DOHC inline-six that has been fitted with triple side-draft Weber carburetors and is paired with a ZF five-speed manual transmission. Finished in red over tan leather, the car also features servo-assisted four-wheel disc brakes, independent front suspension, Borrani wire wheels, rear occasional seats, a cargo compartment shade, a rear minibar, and an AM/FM radio. One of approximately 830 Mistral coupes built, this Tipo AM109 is now offered by the seller on behalf of the current owner with an owner’s manual, a jack, and a clean Delaware title in the owner’s name that lists the car as a 1967 model.

With fastback styling by Pietro Frua, the Mistral coupe was introduced at the 1963 Turin Motor Show and remained in production for seven years alongside a spyder variant that arrived in 1964. Construction incorporated either aluminum or steel bodywork built by Turin coachbuilder Maggiora over a steel box-section frame. This example wears an older repaint in a lighter shade of red than its original Rosso Capannelle, and imperfections in areas of the finish, such as chips, cracking, and flaking, are shown up close in the photo gallery below.

Borrani wire wheels are secured by three-eared knock-offs and wear 185R16 Firestone Cavallino Sport 200 tires that are said to have been mounted in 2017. Girling disc brakes at each corner utilize three-piston calipers, which were resealed in 2018 during service that also included replacement of the master cylinder and booster. Suspension comprises a coil-spring double-wishbone front setup and a leaf-sprung solid rear axle along with tubular shock absorbers and anti-roll bars at both ends.
The cabin is trimmed in Senape leather over seating for two with matching upholstery over the door panels, console, rear cargo area side panels, and rear seats, the latter of which were optional equipment for the Mistral model. Portions of the leather have been re-dyed and present in a brighter shade, and cracking is exhibited on the seat surfaces. Additional features include tan carpeting, a factory-optional retractable rear cargo compartment cover, a black leather-trimmed dash, gray shoulder belts, and a Panasonic AM/FM push-button radio. A minibar trimmed in black upholstery has been added on the rear shelf and is equipped with shot glasses.

The wood-rimmed steering wheel sits ahead of Smiths instrumentation including a 300-km/h speedometer and a tachometer with a 5k-rpm redline flanking gauges monitoring coolant temperature, amperage, fuel level, oil temperature, and oil pressure. The five-digit odometer shows 18k kilometers (~11k miles), about 2,500 of which have been added by the current owner.

The 3.7-liter inline-six features an aluminum block with cast-iron cylinder liners, an aluminum cylinder head with hemispherical combustion chambers, dual overhead camshafts, and twin-plug ignition. Triple Weber carburetors were installed several decades ago in lieu of the original Lucas fuel injection system. Service in 2019 is said to have included a cleaning and resetting of the distributor, fabrication of replacement carburetor plumbing, dipping and sealing of the twin fuel tanks, installation of a Malpassi fuel filter and Facet fuel pump, replacement of the fuel lines, fuel hoses, and cooling hoses, a coolant flush, and a tune-up.

Number *580* is shown stamped on the block above, matching the chassis number, and can also be seen stamped on the cylinder head in the gallery below.
Power is sent to the rear wheels through a ZF five-speed manual transmission. A new dual-outlet exhaust system is said to have been fabricated using Quicksilver components in 2019.


Price $129,995
Miles 18,130 mi
Color Rosso Capannelle


Year 1965
Make Maserati
Model Mistral