The Maserati 3500 GT (Tipo 101) was a 2-door car produced in the years 1957-1964. It was sold as a coupe and spyder. It was a pivotal vehicle for Maserati as the company’s first successful attempt at the Gran Turismo market and mass production. A total of 2226 examples were produced.

The 3500 GT was built on a chassis with a tubular platform. The engine was mounted in the front but drove the rear axle. At the heart of the car was a 12-valve, 3.5-litre I6 engine made from aluminium derived from the Maserati 350S. The engine was rated at 217 hp (162 kW) when equipped with three carburettors, or 232 hp (173 kW) with mechanical fuel injection. The gearbox was initially a 4-speed manual, but was later replaced by a 5-speed manual.