The Maserati 3500 GT can actually be sectioned off into two separate models: the coupe, and the spyder. While the differences between the two were only between the wheelbase, length of the car, and the width, the cars still maintained similar exterior styles. As the 3500 GT was manufactured on a tube platform chassis. In 1959, the V8 engine was introduced with the Maserati 5000 GT. With semi-elliptic leaf springs, hydraulic dampers and a longitudinal torque arm the 3500 GT posed as a speedy and smooth ride. In total a little over two thousand coupes and convertibles were built.