Maserati - Maserati Mistral
The Maserati Mistral was the 2 seater car that was to take the place of the 2 seater 3500GT. The car was the work of Pietro Frua and was first shown at the Turin show of 1963, which went into production for 1964. As with the 2+2 Sebring, which was built around the same time by Vignale, the engine had the 3500cc fuel injected six cylinder 3500 cc engine of the late 3500 GT model, but as time went on this was increased first to 3.7 litres and eventually to 4 litres. The Mistral was available in closed and Spyder versions, both the work of Carrozzeria Frua. Production of the 2 seater Mistral ran to 1968, in parallel with the 2+2 Sebring, both these Maserati models being the final examples of the marque to use the straight six engine.
Tyre sizes for the Maserati Mistral:
Maserati Mistral with 16" wheels used the 185VR16 size originally. The later cars on 15" wheels had the 205R15 size but when a later lower profile better handling 215/70VR15 tyre size was available, it became many owners preference.