The 1963 Maserati Sebring we featured two months ago has been relisted for sale, not having met its reserve the last time at just over $101,000. This time the seller is offering a Buy it Now of $119,000:
The below post originally appeared on our site October 29, 2012:
The Sebring was another great machine in a long line of grand touring cars from Maserati. With their historic win at the 12 hours of which this car was named after, this coupe with a 3.7 liter inline six cylinder engine and Lucas direct engine was wrapped in handsome bodywork by Vignale. Based on the 3500GT chassis with a shortened wheelbase, this coupe was produced from 1962 through 1969. This 1963 Sebring for sale in California is a matching numbers example that looks stunning in red.
I am pleased to offer my 1963 Maserati Sebring Series 1 3500GTI for sale. It is a matching numbers car with the original Lucas fuel injection installed and in excellent mechanical condition. Power assisted Girling 4-wheel disc brakes and a 5-speed ZF gearbox makes for a wonderful driving experience. It runs and drives extremely well and it has been recently restored to a high quality driveable and "showable" condition. Over $32,000 recently spent making this a stunning example. A Vignale bodied 3.7 liter inline six with twin plug head design producing 255 HP. Only a limited production of 348 built from 1963 -early 1965. A very rare car and considered by many to be one of the finest examples of Vignale coachwork. It is my personal favorite of the Maserati 6 Cylinder GT cars.
Serviced, tuned, overhauled cooling system, steering, and complete new two stage paint along with 95 % of the chrome has been replated. All new Italian black leather front and rear completely correct in style and condition. Everything works except for clock which does sometimes. Fast and smooth, running on the period correct original Pirelli 185/16 tires and although very old still look and work great. I would suggest that a new set be installed if the new owner chooses to drive it often. If you are seriously considering a Maserati GT for your collection this one should be at the top of your list. The 3500GTI cars are becoming the new darlings for the astute collector. Rugged, well built fast and great handling makes for a very usable sports GT. Parts are readily available through Maserati source and MIE. If you are serious and have relevant questions please contact me at 805.969.7289. Martin and this car is for sale locally and may be subject to a previous sale. Thank you for looking at this listing.
With just under 600 produced, the Sebring isn't terribly rare amongst 1960s Italian grand touring machines. Current market values peg the Sebring between $70,000 and $90,000 in good condition, so this example is pushing the envelope a bit at close to six figures with its reserve not yet met. This Sebring is certainly in good condition, but will it be enough for someone to go the distance on the bid?