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'67 Maserati Sebring Series 2

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  1. psw

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    Well I finally decided to buy a classic car, this is a car that should appreciate instead of depreciate like every other car I own or have owned :)

    It's a beautiful '67 Maserati Sebring Series 2, it had a major nut & bolt restoration commissioned by the owner I bought from & carried out a few years back by Mario Lombardi in Melbourne. Matching numbers & history, the car was delivered new by Alec Mildren in Sydney in '67 & one of only 22 RHD made by the factory & the last of only 7 cars that came to Australia.

    I've been reading much about Sebring's on here since I started my due diligence before the purchase. I look forward to reading & communicating about this car going forward. I mostly only read & post on the Australian section of Fchat, but thought this post was relevant in the Maserati section :)

    I expect it to arrive just before Xmas as its currently in another state here in Australia being trucked over to me in Sydney on the east coast.
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  3. remi

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    Beautiful- congrats! Mario does some lovely work- he worked on my previous Mexico some years back. Hi from Melbourne...

    Remi
     
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  4. emsiegel13

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    Even though it is right hand drive (Left hand in the US) I am so jealous! Drive et he wheels off of it and have a great time with a wonderful Maserati!
     
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  5. wbaeumer

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    Looks fantastic in that color. Congrats! But....take away the blue cables! Maserati never used them in this color...
     
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  6. psw

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    Thanks All for the positive comments :)
     
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  8. psw

    psw Formula 3

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    Thanks Walter, not sure why the previous owner or his mechanic put blue plug leads on the car, I suspect I'll change them out in the not to distant future :)
     
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    Wow, beautiful. Congrats!!
     
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  10. psw

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    Just returned recently from a 500km trip with a number of other classic cars, the Sebring was just wonderful, it ran sweetly on some loverly country back roads with just one issue, that would appear not really an issue. When cruising to get to our country roads at motorway speeds of 100-110 kms/hr I found the car appeared to be overheating badly, water temp gauge really climbed up towards 200 deg, yet oil temp & oil pressure were normal. Naturally I stopped to check this out as it continued to rise uncomfortably, as an aside the radiator had just been serviced a couple of months before the trip & no sign of overheating on various shorter drives & around the city.

    When I pulled over a couple of times to check, the radiator & engine did not show any signs of overheating, no coolant escaping through the overflow & I could place my hand briefly on the cap & radiator without burning a whole in my skin, we deduced it must be a faulty gauge. It's back now with the shop to check this & they have found the calibration of the sensor in the top of the engine & the gauge are quite different, we have ordered a new sensor to closely match the temp gauge calibration. My mechanic tells me the location of the sensor is not ideal right at the top of the engine,

    My question is have any other 3500 or Sebring 3.7 owners had similar issues &/or made any mods to the location of the water temp sensor to rectify what appear false readings?

    Just trying to be sure on this before heading off on another longer 2500km trip with 16 other classics.
     
  11. boralogist

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    You may wish to take a look at my posts ##9515 and 9521 in the K thread!
     
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  13. psw

    psw Formula 3

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    Thanks this sounds very similar to my problem :)
     
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  15. AClark

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    Congrats !

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  16. remi

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    Lovely- which part of the country are you in that you are allowed out and about?? The Mexico is gathering dust here in Victoria!
     
  17. psw

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    Sadly no driving now from Sydney :(, this was earlier in the year, I came across the photos when looking for something else & thought I'd reminisce the good time & share the photos :)

    It's probably I while since you've been out, I expect you'll be doing it again sooner than us up here.
     
  18. remi

    remi Karting

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    Fingers crossed- for both of us... at least a classic Maserati GT still looks good sitting still in the garage.
     
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  19. psw

    psw Formula 3

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    Roger to that, my Sebring is in my garage that has a large glass door to our rumpus room, so I also view it quite often :D
     
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  21. thecarnut

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    Great photos!

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  23. remi

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    Amazing...super nice.
     
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  24. Zanny1

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    Gorgeous car.
    Love the 3500GT and the Sebring.
     
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  25. wbaeumer

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    RHD

    1992 located in Australia, owned by SPORTS & VINTAGE MOTORING SERVICE -??/AUS

    1994-2002 (?) with Sue Bland -??/UK

    later restored by CORLEY MOTORS -??/UK

    2002 with a Mr. Cumming, now green/red, (reg. DJV 591C)

    2007 sold to Kevin Copelson - Northampton/UK
     

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