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Monday, September 12, 2022

Unravel the mystery of the stunning beauty Maserati 5000 GT coupé

~Stunning BEAUTY~ Well, almost sixty-three years ago, Maserati introduced a unique appearance 2+2 coupé at the Salone del'automobile di Torino (Turin Motor Show) 1959. No doubt, the Maserati 5000 GT, that's the car's name later immediately became expo' star at that time, and emerged to be the most in demand vehicle by many famous people, because its beauty elegante designs.
The Maserati 5000GT 'Scia di Persia' is built by Carrozzeria Touring, and based on the Maserati 3500GT is developed the superleggera tubing and aluminum body of the two-seater coupe. (Picture from: SecretClassics)
It all started with the fulfillment of the wishes of the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, when His-Majesty had a chance to try driving the Maserati 3500 GT in late 1958, then fallen in love to the car. However, His-Majesty wanted something more. 
The Maserati 5000GT 'Scia di Persia' is powered by a V8 engine derived from the Maserati 450S race car after the capacity was increased to 5.0 liters. (Picture from: UltimateCarPage)
Shortly after the Modena-based automaker accommodated His-Majesty Shah of Iran' desire through the company's Technical Director then, Giulio Alfieri. This is understandable, because Maserati wants to give the best to its potential, loyal customers, which is then directly carried out those car project under code name of AM103.
As many as 22 of 34 units of the Maserati 5000GT (in pictured the 1960 model) were built by Carrozzeria Allemano. (Picture from: Pinterest)
Unmitigated, the Italian company then installed a V8 engine derived from the Maserati 450S race car after the capacity was increased to 5.0 liters. For your info, the Maserati 450S is a racing car that successfully led the legendary racer Juan Manuel Fangio and Jean Behra to be winners at one of the world's famous endurance races, the 12-Hours of Sebring 1957.
The Maserati 5000GT (in pictured the 1960 model) is bodied by Carrozzeria Monterosa. (Picture from: SportsCarDigest)
The Shah of Iran's sports car lightweight bodywork was built based on the strengthened Maserati 3500 GT chassis, and done by Carrozzeria Touring to give an elegant touches to its appearances. In short, it was born a very beautiful and elegant 2+2 coupé as a tribute to the Maserati's special customer, the Shah of Iran, called the Maserati 5000 GranTurismo 'Scià di Persia', and shown to public for the first time at the Salone dell'automobile di Torino 1959.
The Maserati 5000GT (in pictured the 1961 model) is built by Pininfarina, and once owned by Fiat boss, Gianni Agnelli. (Picture from: Pinterest)
Initially the Modena-based car manufacturer only planned to make only 3 units of the Maserati 5000 GT. However then the company's production plans had been changed, after the Maserati's beautiful car creation appeared again at the 1960 Geneva Motor Show with a number of revisions to the engine. 
The Maserati 5000GT (in pictured the 1961 model) was a special one-off car designed by Sergio Sartorelli of Ghia on behalf of Fernandino Innocenti. (Picture from: Secret-Classics)
At the time, the car turned out managed to enchant the expo visitors, due to beside it has high-performance, the car considered has prestigious, exclusive looks, comfortable as well.
The Maserati 5000GT (in pictured the 1962 model) was a special one-off car by Bertone. (Picture from: Secret-Classics)
As a consequence of the car's super special character so then making its production cost high and should be sold at an exorbitant price tags. And no wonder then Maserati only made 34 units of the 5000 GT worldwide. 
The Maserati 5000GT (in pictured the 1962 model) was a special one-off car by Frua. (Picture from: Flickr)
In addition, the Maserati 5000 GT available in a variety of bodywork options done by well-known coachbuilder companies, namely Allemano, Pininfarina, Monterosa, Ghia, Bertone, Frua, and Michelotti.
The Maserati 5000GT (in pictured the 1962 model) was coachbuilt by Michelotti on behalf of an American rich racing mogul Briggs Cunningham. (Picture from: Flickr)
Many of the world's top figures, celebrities and millionaires at that time, such as Karim Aga Khan, Gianni Agnelli (the leader of Italian autogiant company, Fiat), Ferdinando Innocenti (the founder and owner of an Italian scooter brand, Lambretta), Stewart Granger (famous film actor), to Adolfo López Mateos (President of Mexico) were noted as the owner of Maserati 5000 GT.
And even Carrozzeria Touring in 2018 had ever launched all-new hyper-exclusive coupé called Touring Superleggera Sciadipersia at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The car was touted as a modern interpretation of the Maserati 5000 GT 'Scià di Persia', and is built based on the Maserati Granturismo two-door coupé. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MASERATI | CARROZZERIA-ITALIANI | SECRET-CLASSICS ]
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