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Very Rare 1965 Maserati Vignale Prototype Mexico built on 5000GT Chassis 1 of 1

58000 MILEAGE
Coupe BODY TYPE
4.2 ENGINE
Manual TRANSMISSION
Gasoline FUEL

1965 Maserati Vignale Prototype Description:

Extremely rare 1965 Maserati Vignale Prototype "Mexico" built on a 1962 Maserati 5000GT Chassis.
Although this car is VINed as a 5000GT it is a Prototype Built by Vignale in 1965.
A prototype bodywork by Vignale, shown at the Turin Motor Show in 1965, was fitted to a 5000GT (AM103*022*) after the show and the vehicle was consigned to Mexican national Alfonso Lopez Barroso.
According to factory records, Maserati 5000GT by Allemano #AM103*022* was originally sold to President Adolfo López Mateos of Mexico in 1961. One can presume therefore that at a later date Senor Barroso became the new owner of #AM103*022*. Following a serious accident, he brought the car back to the Maserati factory for repair. During this visit, Barroso spotted the Vignale prototype, bought it and had it mounted on his 5000GT chassis. It was agreed that to assist Senor Barroso in avoiding import duty on his return to Mexico, the factory would assign the same chassis number as his 5000GT, #AM103*022*.
To be clear, This is a Mexico prototype Not a 5000GT
The body does not show major rust issues, the engine (4.2 liter) turns over. The front fenders aluminum fins, the door handles, 1 door panel and some other miscellaneous parts were in the trunk.
I will be traveling to South America in the next week so if I am not prompt to answer questions please be patient as internet availability where I will be is scarce.
Super rare Maserati car with a peculiar history behind.
Vintage Maseratis are keeping going up in price.
Frame Number AM103*022
Chassis Number AM103*022* (Inner passenger door)
Engine Number AM103*022
Engine is a V8 4.2 liter
Clear California title in hand

Features:

Item location:Gardena, California, United States
VIN:AM103 022
Year:1965
Mileage:58000
Make:Maserati
Model:Vignale Prototype
SubModel:Mexico
Type:Coupe
Color:White
Interior color:Red
Engine:4.2
Cylinders:8
Fuel:Gasoline
Transmission:Manual
Drive type:RWD
Drive side:Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title:Clear