2017 - Goodwood - https://www.bonhams.com//auctions/24122/lot/245/?category=list&length=100000&page=1
The private vendor understands that the Sebring has never been fully restored, although in 2013/2014 it benefited from an extensive mechanical overhaul with marque specialist Bill McGrath Maserati at a cost in excess of £50,000. This included a full engine rebuild, the addition of electronic ignition, a full gearbox overhaul, new clutch, brake overhaul, and a new windscreen. In addition, the entire chassis was checked and any corrosion cut out and made good, a new bulkhead was fitted, and the electrics totally rewired. All receipts and a photographic record of the works undertaken are on file.
Recent bills on file for servicing and an overhaul of the Lucas fuel injection system, carried out by Maserati competition specialists Steve Hart Racing, are documented also, and the car is described as in generally ‘A1’ condition, structurally, cosmetically and mechanically. Offered with MoT to November 2017 and a V5C registration document, this beautiful Sebring represents a wonderful opportunity for the Maserati collector to acquire an important piece of the marque’s history in the UK, believed to be one of just eight surviving right-hand drive models.
2014 - Goodwood - https://www.bonhams.com//auctions/21907/lot/242/?category=list&length=100000&page=1
The 1963 Earls Court Motor Show display car, ‘41 GUC’ was tested soon after by Autocar magazine (27th September edition, original copy on file) and 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 car has, in the last two years, undergone extensive mechanical restoration and overhaul with marque specialist McGrath Maserati at a cost in excess of £53,000. All receipts and a photographic record of the work undertaken are on file. The car has had a full engine rebuild; fuel injection overhaul and tuning; the addition of electronic ignition; a full gearbox overhaul; new clutch; brake overhaul; and a new windscreen. In addition, the entire chassis was checked and any corrosion cut out and made good; a new bulkhead fitted; and the electrics totally rewired, to name just some of the major aspects of the restoration. Only 2,000 miles have been covered since the work was completed and the car is described as in generally ‘A1’ condition, structurally, cosmetically and mechanically.
A beautiful and original example of the extremely rare, right-hand drive, ‘Series I’ Sebring (only three of which are known to Maserati UK), ‘1817’ retains the correct fuel injection, dashboard and Avorio carpets. The car has just returned from display by Maserati UK at their ‘100 years of Maserati’ exhibition at the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ London headquarters. Offered with full documentation, current MoT certificate and V5 registration document, the car is being sold by its owner to help finance the ongoing restoration of other Maseratis in his collection.