The car offered here was delivered new to France and first registered in February 1969, so almost certainly was produced towards the end of 1968. Dated 10th January 1969, the original purchase order with Officine Alfieri Maserati is on file, recording the Sebring’s despatch to Thepennier, the Maserati agent in Saint-Cloud. The car was delivered equipped with the factory options of air conditioning and Borrani wire wheels. A matching numbers example, it has covered a believed genuine 69,300-or-so kilometres from new.
From 1973 until 2014 this Maserati had only one owner, who cherished it for more than 40 years. Between 1981 and 2011 the Sebring was stored on blocks in a favourable environment, which lends credence to the unusually low odometer reading. When the car was re-commissioned, the engine was rebuilt by Euroculasse in Talaudière (Haute-Loire) and the cylinder head modified to accept unleaded fuel. The Borani wheels were refurbished in Milan and the Lucas injection overhauled in England. Finished in Celeste Chiaro (Light Blue), the exterior was repainted some time ago and still presents very well, while the senape (mustard) leather interior remains in original condition. Benefiting from recent general cosmetic detailing, the car comes with the aforementioned bill of sale; correspondence between the Maserati agent and the factory; 1969 import paperwork; old French Carte Grise; Belgian registration Form 705; and Belgian technical inspection.