The Maserati Sebring, made from 1962-1969.

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In 1961, Vignale presented a stunning coupé variation, based on the Maserati 3500 GT, it was named ‘Sebring’ after the Florida airfield track where, in 1957, Maserati took 1st and 2nd place in the famous 12 Hour race.

The 2+2 coupé entered production the following year alongside the regular 3500 GT with a number of small aesthetic modifications. The chassis was similar to that of the 3500 GT spyder, at 2.5 metres long.

Lucas direct fuel injection was fitted as standard, denoted by the model’s 3500 GTI S title, before the Sebring moniker of the initial prototype became widely adopted. Sportier than the 3500 GT, the Sebring was intended as an occasional 2-plus-2-seater with a simple bench seat in the rear. The engine had 235 hp on tap, generating speeds in excess of 145 mph. Disc brakes came as standard whereas the automatic gearbox was an option.

In 1965 the Maserati Sebring was revised (brochures now referred to it as the “Sebring 2+2”), and The 3.7 litre power unit, first introduced with the Mistral, was now available in the Sebring, alongside a 4 litre version. With 265 hp the level of performance was impressive, as attested by the 255 kph top speed (158 mph)

Stylistically, the modifications included a restyled front end with a chrome plate housing the double headlights, a new bonnet intake and the side vents were now located higher up on the front wings. Wire wheels were still available upon request. A combined total of 245 second series Sebrings were assembled.

Story by Maserati S.p.A.


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