Sold in Pebble Beach, CA, USA on August 19, 2007 for $1,100,000
The 5000GT was a car with which Maserati defined a new segment, the ultra-luxury sports car. This car, of which a mere 34 examples were built by the factory, was derived from the combination of a modified 3500GT coupe chassis and a detuned 450S sports racing car engine. The first was built at the behest of the Shah of Iran, who yearned for both the power of the racing car and the beauty and luxury of the sports car. With this astonishing hybrid, Maserati and a number of carrozzeria created history from 1959-1966. A 5000GT is on the wish list of almost every car collector.