AM101/S*1577* - Sebring 3.5 Series 1 - 1963

This Maserati Sebring #1577 is an early model, number 64 in the production order and therefore has all the features of the early cars such as the Vignale logotype on the dashboard, the single petrol tank and the 3500 GT exhaust system. It left the factory on 7 January 1963 to be delivered in Chiasso to Maserati´s Swiss agent “Martinello e Sanvico”. It was painted in Max Meyer Grey 16677 with a “Cinghiale” coloured interior (Wild Boar).
The car turns up again in 1989 when David Clark at Taylor & Crawley sells the car on 17 November to Swedish collector/restorer Peter von Lukas who had it restored both mechanically and aesthetically. The interior is re-upholstered at the same time. It is now painted in blue Maserati “Blu Sera”. In 1992 they sent the car to Belgium for an exhibition and apparently it is there sold in the North of Europe. It resurfaces in Holland with dealer VSOC when they in 2004 sell the car in Berlin.
During the last couple of years the following parts have been refurbished, all by renowned German Maserati specialists, engine, gearbox, drive train, including the clutch. The interior has also been done. The car is today an immaculate, matching numbers, early Sebring that runs superbly and comes with a large file including restoration pictures and invoices.
The Sebring is one of the last Maseratis powered by the dual-ignition, in-line 6 cylinder. Designed by Michelotti, equipped with an engine coming from competition and a name coming from the victory on the Sebring race track by Juan Manuel Fangio and Jean Behra in a 450 S the 3500 GTI Sebring is the last of the old generation of Maseratis. In such condition, this stunning GT car can hold its own in a concours d’ élégance and as well as it can be used every week of the year.