2019 - Paris - https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25339/lot/294/
According to a Maserati Classiche document on file, this matching numbers Series 1 Sebring (of which just 348 were built) ‘01937’ was completed on 13th September 1963 and delivered in October '63 to its first owner, Hans Andrej Maasland of Voorburg, Holland. However, other Documents on file state that Mr Maasland was the Maserati dealer in Voorburg and that the first (private) owner was Mr Borgerhoff Mulder of Wassenaar. The Maserati Classiche documentation states that the car was equipped with fuel-injected engine and ZF five-speed manual gearbox and was originally finished in Blue Sera (dark blue) with red interior, the colour combination it still sports to this day. It was also specified with the rare factory fitted air-conditioning and wire wheels.
In 1987 the Maserati passed to the second owner, a Mr Stradmeier of Wassenaar, who kept it until 2011. Circa 2000, ‘01937’ was extensively restored by the local Maserati dealership (see photographic record on file with full bare metal respray and engine rebuild) and in 2011 passed to the third owner, a Mr Dubbeld of Leiden. The current (fourth) owner acquired the Sebring in 2016 and registered it in the UK on 1st August of that year. A keen car collector who has owned a Ferrari 330 GTC and various Maseratis in the past, the owner is only selling because of limited garage space in central London/ he has two garage spaces and has recently acquired a third car. [which ever you think best]
While in the vendor’s care the Sebring has wanted for nothing, as evidenced by numerous bills on file from renowned marque specialists McGrath Maserati. Works carried out recently include an engine top-end rebuild, and the car comes with invoices accumulated over the last four years totalling the equivalent of €56,911. It should be noted that the Sebring is fitted with a non-original steering wheel and triple Weber carburettors (the original fuel injection system comes with the car should the new owner wish to re-fit it).
Retaining its original interior and presented in generally excellent condition, this beautiful Italian thoroughbred is offered with an instruction manual, UK V5C Registration Certificate, three MoTs (most recent expires May 2019), and the aforementioned Classiche Certificate and factory build documents, documentation, bills, and photographs.