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Old 02-20-2012, 09:40 PM
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Maserati 3500 GTi Sebring Coupe

I posted this in Other Italian a few days ago. I didn't realize there was a Maserati forum.
My bad.

"One of my clients has decided to consign a 1967 Sebring Coupe, with, of all the crazy ideas, Lucas fuel injection.

These cars are little gems, and at first glance they look like Ferrari coupes of that era.
I'm surprised there's not more buzz about them. This one appears to be a very nice driver, but needs a new interior. I'll post pics when I get them.

Here's a link he sent to show me what these cars look like.This is not his car
http://bringatrailer.com/2008/09/10/...sebring-coupe/"

PS I saw the car today. It starts right up and the engine runs smoothly. It has been sitting for a while. The interior needs to be redone and it probably needs a really good service in terms of fluids, belts, rubber etc and draining the gas tank and refilling with fresh fuel. The Lucas Fuel Injection is fully functional, go figure.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:44 AM
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:06 PM
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I posted this in Other Italian a few days ago. I didn't realize there was a Maserati forum.
My bad.

"One of my clients has decided to consign a 1967 Sebring Coupe, with, of all the crazy ideas, Lucas fuel injection.

These cars are little gems, and at first glance they look like Ferrari coupes of that era.
I'm surprised there's not more buzz about them. This one appears to be a very nice driver, but needs a new interior. I'll post pics when I get them.

Here's a link he sent to show me what these cars look like.This is not his car
http://bringatrailer.com/2008/09/10/...sebring-coupe/"

PS I saw the car today. It starts right up and the engine runs smoothly. It has been sitting for a while. The interior needs to be redone and it probably needs a really good service in terms of fluids, belts, rubber etc and draining the gas tank and refilling with fresh fuel. The Lucas Fuel Injection is fully functional, go figure.

Welcome aboard! Your Sebring sounds like an interesting car; Series II, possible 4.0 ltr. ? Could you post a few photos? We'd like to see some.

~Ciao and best!
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:38 PM
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Welcome aboard! Your Sebring sounds like an interesting car; Series II, possible 4.0 ltr. ? Could you post a few photos? We'd like to see some.

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Photos hopefully within a day, as soon as I upload them from my phone
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The Sebring is a rare beast. Does anyone have pictures of a 4000 GTiS?
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:33 PM
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I took these at the storage facility. The car had just been started. It definitely needs new seals in the fuel line connectors as there was some leakage when the car started. What was amazing however was how it started. One shot and it it was running.
The Odometer is is in Km's and shows 83,000. I can't vouch for its accuracy but it seems reasonable
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:38 PM
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I took these at the storage facility. The car had just been started. It definitely needs new seals in the fuel line connectors as there was some leakage when the car started. What was amazing however was how it started. One shot and it it was running.
The Odometer is is in Km's and shows 83,000. I can't vouch for its accuracy but it seems reasonable
You've got a 1963 (not 1967) Maserati 3500 GTIS Vignale, series I. Known later in production as a "Sebring", It's a fairly early car. It should have a 3500 engine, 5-spd and disc brakes on all 4. Other options? These are great cars and very under valued.

Check the bonnet and boot lid, are they steel or aluminum? How about the Jack and tool roll? What kind of horns??? Was it German delivery or Swiss?

Walter Baeumer may have more for you, or you can awlays contact Maserati Classiche for original documents, build sheets etc.

Don't run it until you at least change the oil! Make sure you fix the all fuel seals.


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Old 02-21-2012, 05:49 PM
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You've got a 1963 (not 1967) Maserati 3500 GTIS Vignale, series I. Known later in production as a "Sebring", It's a fairly early car. It should have a 3500 engine, 5-spd and disc brakes on all 4. Other options? These are great cars and very under valued.

Check the bonnet and boot lid, are they steel or aluminum?

Was it German delivery or Swiss?

Walter Baeumer may have more for you, or you can awlays contact Maserati Classiche for original documents, build sheets etc.

Don't run it until you at least change the oil! Make sure you fix the all fuel seals.


...just my .02 Lira!

~Trev
Thanks for the info.We suspected it was a Series 1 car, but I don't know enough about these.
The hood and trunk lid are aluminum. I confirmed that with a magnet.
I have no idea as to original delivery but I know it's been in Arizona for a long, long time, therefore no corrosion.The ID plate on the left hand side of the Engine compartment is in German however.
It's such a beautiful car. I love the lines and the balance. Alex Traverso is the tech and he filled it with fresh oil and it ran great. I'm sure it will go to a deserving new owner who will appreciate it.
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:55 PM
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Thanks for the info.We suspected it was a Series 1 car, but I don't know enough about these.
The hood and trunk lid are aluminum. I confirmed that with a magnet.
I have no idea as to original delivery but I know it's been in Arizona for a long, long time, therefore no corrosion.The ID plate on the left hand side of the Engine compartment is in German however.
It's such a beautiful car. I love the lines and the balance. Alex Traverso is the tech and he filled it with fresh oil and it ran great. I'm sure it will go to a deserving new owner who will appreciate it.
Fantastic! Where can it be viewed, if someone were interested?

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Fantastic! Where can it be viewed, if someone were interested?

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I took these at the storage facility. The car had just been started. It definitely needs new seals in the fuel line connectors as there was some leakage when the car started. What was amazing however was how it started. One shot and it it was running.
The Odometer is is in Km's and shows 83,000. I can't vouch for its accuracy but it seems reasonable
Fantastic car. Good luck with it.
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:20 PM
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Bought in France 8900 $
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:45 PM
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William Brown : 19/06/1963
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Bought in France 8900 $
Thanks Angus. Great info.
Our search found that it was originally delivered new in Germany.
It is still in the original red paint with original black leather
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:23 PM
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Amazing response to this car. Thanks everyone who posted info and comments and lots of PM's.
It went under contract today to a worthy buyer who knows and loves these particular models
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:33 AM
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I had the chance to drive this amazing Sebring S1 but the owner didn't know the history. It's not an original french car. Anyone have informations ? S/N 101.01.521
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:35 AM
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I had the chance to drive this amazing Sebring S1 but the owner didn't know the history. It's not an original french car. Anyone have informations ? S/N 101.01.521
Nice looking car.

Interestingly I know a person who has an engine with that no. on display at his home...
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:56 PM
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Interesting, we don't know the history of the car. It's possible that this Sebring has not its orginal engine. I was not able to locate the number on the straight six.
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