Films: Maserati 3500GT Will Make You Fall in Love

Maserati 3500GT Will Make You Fall in Love

We’re all affected differently. Some people fall in love because their dad or uncle had one. Others fall in love out of necessity, constant breakdowns requiring them to work on their car. For Mr. Frank Mandarano a tour through the Maserati factory in 1971 was enough for him to be smitten. He bought his first Maserati a few years later, a red 3500GT, which promptly broke the day after he bought it. A bearing let go and he had a tough time finding parts.

So he started a Maserati club and began buying parts inventories around the US so that he and his fellow club members would have access when needed. Although he’s sold the business, he never considered it work as it was born of his passion for the brand. Frank has a few other 3500s, this one though, he’s nicknamed “La Latina” because it was one of five GTs sold new in Mexico City. And he loves driving it on lazy, desert roads calling the noise, “primal.” He doesn’t shift it too much opting instead to leave it in third gear and power out of turns enjoying the mighty aluminum straight-six and stainless steel exhaust.

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Mattia Franchin
Mattia Franchin
2 years 5 months ago

Just lovely. I ve been following this magazine since one year ago and I can’t express the joy and surprise I ‘m facing every time I come across a new video. It’s not all about cars, it ‘s about men loving cars and their passion. Inspirational. I’m so proud my country could produce pieces of art such as this amazing Maserati made in Modena

Martin K
Martin K
2 years 8 months ago

Hi! Can you please tell me what is the song at 1:25?

Paul Washkowiak
Paul Washkowiak
2 years 8 months ago

What a beautiful car. That is a guy dedicated to his car. Great story.

Ben Lamboeuf
Ben Lamboeuf
2 years 9 months ago

This video made me appreciate a car I would otherwise not look twice at (a matter of opinion). What always compels us, is the relation people have with their car, more than the vehicle itself. This film proved that point.

Adam Fairfax
Adam Fairfax
2 years 9 months ago

That’s what you call getting hit in the arse by a rainbow!! What a great story.

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange
2 years 9 months ago

Great car and great video. Perfect choice of music for it too. One question The car is running on Carbs but looks to have an injection badge on the back? It this one of the 3500GT’s that originally ran Lucas ‘Prince of Darkness’ injection and later converted to carbs?

Dustin Rittle
Dustin Rittle
2 years 9 months ago

Im so in love with this car. I think im getting the Maserati bug as well :D. This car is such a good looking Italian beauty. These old cars are just like wine they seem to just get better with age. I just love hearing the sound of the DOHC 6 cylinder while he is cruising around the bend.

Jim Valcarcel
Jim Valcarcel
2 years 9 months ago

This is really too funny of a story. Just think the guy buys the car. Then he proceeds to purchase not just parts for his car but entire DEALERS because a part broke. Now that’s dedication to your car! Great video.

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