Lot 109

Miami 2024

1965 Maserati Sebring 3500 GTi Series II by Vignale


$114,800 USD | Sold

United States | Coral Gables, Florida



Chassis No.
AM101 10021
Engine No.
AM101 10021
US Title
  • One of only 94 Series II examples equipped with the 3.5-liter engine
  • Retains matching-numbers engine
  • Documented with Maserati Classiche paperwork including copies of the build sheet, internal factory order, technical specification sheet, delivery sheet, and shipping notice
  • Presented in the original color combination, and equipped with optional factory Nardi wood steering wheel
  • Retains the authentic Lucas fuel-injection system

At the Geneva Salon in March 1962 Maserati introduced a new model called the Sebring, which was to be the successor to the groundbreaking 3500 GTi. Named in honor of the Trident’s victory at the 1957 12 Hours of Sebring, the new model rode a shortened 98.4-inch wheelbase chassis and was clothed in striking new coachwork by Vignale. After 348 examples were built, Maserati introduced a mildly redesigned second series in 1965 that featured a new headlamp arrangement and chromed louvers on the front fenders. Second-series cars were built in a smaller quantity of 247 examples, of which just 94 cars featured the original 3.5-liter displacement.

According to paperwork from Maserati Classiche that includes copies of the original order and delivery sheets, chassis number 021 was ordered in December 1964 by Francois Staumont, an official marque importer in Brussels, Belgium. Optioned with a Nardi steering wheel and an electric clock, the Sebring was finished in Rosso Cordoba paint over a White leather interior, and it was delivered to the Belgian distributorship in March 1965.

The Maserati reportedly remained in Belgium for many years before being acquired by an American owner who imported it to the United States and commissioned a comprehensive restoration. In 2016 the Sebring was purchased by the consignor, a highly respected connoisseur of post-war Italian sports cars who is based in Massachusetts. During his seven years of care the Sebring has been fastidiously prepared and maintained for driving enjoyment. Most notably, in 2019 the owner invested approximately $20,000 to rebuild the brakes, clutch, ignition, and cooling system, contributing to an optimal state of current mechanical condition.

Continuing to benefit from the high-level refurbishment, chassis 021 features numerous authentic period details, such as the finish in the correct Cordoba Rosso over White leather, the Nardi steering wheel, and what appears to be the original Lucas fuel injection system (which was restored by the specialists at Power Props in The Netherlands under former ownership). Additionally, in 2023 the wheels were mounted with correct Pirelli Cinturato tires. The car also notably retains its matching-numbers engine, as confirmed by mechanical stampings that correspond to the Maserati Classiche documents.

As one of just 94 examples built with the 3.5-liter engine, this Maserati claims a high degree of rarity, and its attractive Vignale design cues only improve upon repeated viewings. Equipped with a five-speed gearbox and Borrani wire wheels with disc brakes, and accompanied by a jack, this well-appointed example of the Trident’s classic mid-1960s touring coupe combines compelling mechanical performance with elegant design and interior amenities. For the Maserati collector or enthusiast of jet-age grand touring machines, this Sebring offers the perfect complement to any sporting collection.