1960: 3500 GT
As Maserati sought to appease to a wider audience, it designed the 3500 GT to test the waters at the Gran Turismo market and mass volume production. While its power and handling were benchmark, its simplicity in design proportions spoke volumes. That signature lowered roofline had arresting visual appeal, and buyers flocked to it, eventually snapping up 2,210 units. A convertible was subsequently offered, although not to the same glowing reception of its coupe counterpart.