With the 3500 GT nearing to the end of its successful run, Maserati entrusted to Pietro Frua the task of designing a new two-seater coupe, based on the typo 109 chassis. So was born the Mistral, the first in a series of classic Maseratis to be given the name of a wind and the last model from Casa del Tridente to be equipped with a straight six cylinder engine before Maserati moved on to V8 engines for their production cars. This specific car was abandoned in an Athens suburb street. It was taken to Government premises where the Museum founder acquired it in 1982 through auction.
Built year: 1966
Engine type / cc: 6 in line / 4,014cc
Engine output: 255bhp / 5,200rpm
Top speed: 243 km/h
Number produced: 830 (& 125 Spyder models)