1966 Maserati Sebring 3700 GTi Series II
The Maserati Sebring was named for the company’s win in the 1957 Sebring 12-hour race. The first series, based on the handsome Maserati 3500 GT, was introduced at the Salon International de l’Auto in Geneva in 1962 and then again at the Salon dell’ Automobile in Turin the following year. It was constructed on a tubular steel frame that had been topped with a steel 2+2 coupe body from the pen of Vignale designer Giovanni Michelotti. Its appearance differed from that of the 3500 GT by the addition of the newly en vogue quadruple headlights, which were flanked by a bold grill and Maserati’s traditional Trident emblem. Borrowing a bit from its Quattroporte sibling, new side vents appeared on the front fenders, along with new front turn signals. The bumper design was changed to thin horizontal chrome bars, the tail lamps were revised to horzontal from vertical, and the boot lid was reshaped. A total of 446 examples were made from 1962 to 1969, divided in two series with three different engines. All had Lucas fuel injection. The six-cylinder engine was enlarged from 3,485 cubic centimetres to 3,694 cubic centimetres and eventually to 4,014 cubic centimetres in the last Series II. It is believed that no more than 98 exampeles were produced of the Series II Tipo AM101/S10 with the 3.7 litre six-cylinder engine.
The San Francisco Motorshow Car
This matching numbers Maserati Sebring 3700 GTi Series II is the official 1966 San Francisco Motorshow car. The vehicle was manufactured in September 1966, after production was finished the car was shipped on October 5, 1966. After the car was displayed at the annual Import Car Show in San Francisco by the end of November 1966, the car was used by Mr Nemore Barbieri himself. Owner of Foreign Motors in San Francisco, California. Back in the days Mr Nemore Barbieri owned a Maserati 300S (VIN 3071) that was regular raced in the United States of America. Mr Nemore Barbieri imported many Maserati’s into California. Little is known of the first few years of the Maserati Sebring’s history, but since 1974 the car was for over 30 years in the hands of a San Francisco doctor who carefully maintained the car. A few years ago the car was imported into Europe and displayed in an International car museum from where we have bought the car.
The car is repainted in its original shade of Azzurro Vincennes and comes with the desirable Borrani wire wheels, as was the car delivered back in 1966. With the car we have a nice file of invoices specifying the work carried out, including a complete overhaul of the brakes and more recently the Lucas fuel injection system. The original Borrani wire wheels were sent back to the factory for a complete check (2019), new and correct Pirelli Cinturato tires are fitted. The rear seats are still original, the leather of the front seats have been re-trimmed in the past. The Maserati comes with Maserati Classiche certification and is matching numbers. The car is currently registered in The Netherlands, which can easily be used for registration in any EU country without additional taxes to be paid. The original California title is also available.
This Maserati Sebring 3700 GTi Series II is for sale. The car is ready for inspection in our showroom in Amsterdam Lake District, The Netherlands. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for further details.