Maserati Sebring

The Maserati Sebring was named for the company’s win in the 1957 Sebring 12-hour race and evolved from the 240 short-wheelbase 3500GTI Spyders built by Vignale. Aimed squarely at the American market, it was a handsome 2+2 coupe with four headlights, air-conditioning and an automatic transmission option to its ZF five-speed gearbox. Instruments were comprehensive and detailed, the seats were leather, four-wheel disc brakes were standard, and many cars were fitted with wire wheels.

The Series II is significantly rarer than the Series I, with only 98 delivered in 1965-66, against 348 of the earlier model. All had Lucas fuel injection from 1961 onwards.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in January of 2011 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona.

255 hp, 4,014 cc DOHC six-cylinder engine, fuel-injection, ZF five-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with coil springs, double wishbones and anti-roll bar, rigid rear axle with radius arms, semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 102.3"

Source: RM Auctions

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