Maserati Sebring 3500 GTi – 279 500€ – Holandia
Maserati Sebring 3500GTi Series I
cena: 279 500 EUR (ok. 1 177 000 PLN)
- The Maserati was some 22% more expensive than the Aston Martin DB5 launched later that same year
- Offered with full documentation
- A beautiful and original example of the extremely rare Vignale’s ‘Series I’ Sebring
- One of only 348 Series 1 cars built
- Luxurious, stylish, the Maserati Sebring made Jeremy Clarkson’s all time top 100 list
ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC EXAMPLE
This desirable Series I Maserati Sebring was built in 1963 and delivered new the 25th of April 1963 to its first owner, a Mr. Lowe, in Munich, Germany. At the time the Maserati was ordered in Black with a Ivory interior.
After its original delivery in Germany, this Maserati was sold at the 6th. of October 1971 to an American doctor who was touring around Europe with the car.
Later the Maserati was purchased in Munich by a Mr. David Camerlingo, then in the Netherlands by a Mr. Karsten and in 1999 by a Mr. Damo in Hillegom in the Netherlands that owned the Maserati till 2008, after this ownership the Maserati was at its former owner in Lanaken in Belgium.
The car was purchased by its former owner in 2008, and it has remained in his collection in the Northeast of Belgium ever since. In his custody, a restoration has been carried out and the car has been maintained as necessary. Many invoices from a Fiat Maserati Specialist in Belgium are in the history file.
The history file is impressive and contains even original invoices from Officine Altieri Maserati from 1968 and 1971. Also very recent invoices are available and it can be easily proofed that the Maserati has received it’s maintenance during the years.
The engine of the Maserati has recently been rebuild and since the engine rebuilt the car has been used scarcely by it’s former owner due to the fact that he has too many cars in his collection.
It is interesting to note that with a price tag of £5,116 (tax paid in the UK) the Maserati was some 22% more expensive than the Aston Martin DB5 launched later that same year.
This particular example is in a very nice overall condition. The body of the car is very nice with a beautifully dark blue paint. During the restoration, the respray has been done very nicely.
The doorfittings and boot/bonnet fitting are excellent.
The chrome on the car like the bumpers and window surroundings are very nice but not as new. It is possible to find some very minor pitting on the rear bumper for example but one has to look very close.
The grille is in excellent order even as the lamps and the surrounding of the air intake on the bonnet.
The air outlets on the front side screens of the car show that this is a series I car and because of the beautiful styling detail, the series I is the most desirable series.
Careful details make the interior the GT of its time with adequate back seating and a voluminous trunk that could easily swallow a week’s worth of luggage.
The leather on the seats as well as on the tunnel is in as new condition. The carpets are also as new while the roof lining is still original but in as new condition.
The wooden steering wheel is not original but an original looking example can be arranged.
All meters are in perfectly working order and the design is fabulous.
We’ve been in and out of this car and it looks fabulous, delightful to drive, this car is a wonderful alternative to a Ferrari 250 Series car like the PF coupe.
The car comes with a nice history file that includes documents from the first ownership, the Bill of Sale to the first owner in the Netherlands, a reproduction 3500GT spare parts catalogue and numerous restoration receipts and maintenance invoices at Maserati in Modena, Italy
More than just a handsome face, the Maserati Sebring has a direct connection with such historic names as Sterling Moss, Juan Manuel Fangio, and of course, the famed Florida race track.
In the 1950’s, not even Ferrari could touch the workmanship and performance of Maserati. And their GP cars were simply among the best, as Fangio ended his last four career championships with the triumphant Maserati 250F.
On the back of Fangio’s incredible wins, Maserati began leveraging their track successes on road cars, the first being the Maserati 3500 GT, which later became this car, the Maserati Sebring.
The driving experience of the Maserati reflects the fabulous looks of the car. The feeling is fantastic and the sound is great. The steering is very direct and the car can be best described as a real GT. A car which can be driven on a relaxed way but she gives also enormous fun when used on a racetrack or on a mountain road.