The Maserati Mistral produced in 1963, was the first sports car to the Italians, which was named after a Mediterranean wind. The first car under the name Frua 2 posti was launched because the body was designed by Pietro Frua. The Maserati Mistral had a fastback design with a practical tailgate. The production of the body took over Maggiora in Turin and Officine Padane in Modena. The majority of the Maserati Mistral had a light-alloy body, from 1967, however, was this carried out in steel, only the hood and doors were made of light metal. The chassis of the Maserati Mistral with a wheelbase of 2.4 meters was reduced by 10 cm compared to the Sebring and the Maserati Spyder Vignale. The Maserati Mistral was invariably equipped with disc brakes and had the same range of injection engines like the Sebring, which could unfold each 235, 245 and 255 hp. For the gear shift either a five-speed manual transmission or a three-speed automatic transmission was used. The top speed of the Maserati Mistral handed 225-255 km / h 827-1970 built by the Maserati Mistral Coupé and a copy went to Sir Peter Ustinov. Discover at this website at the huge selection of offerings including rare vintage and historical models from the USA or Italy.