Maserati Sebring 3.5

Maserati Sebring 3.5

1962 to 1968

The 2+2 coupé entered production the following year alongside the regular 3500 GT with a number of small aesthetic modifications. The chassis was similar to that of the 3500 GT spyder, at 2.5 metres long.

Lucas direct fuel injection was fitted as standard, denoted by the model’s 3500 GTI S title, before the Sebring moniker of the initial prototype became widely adopted. Sportier than the 3500 GT, the Sebring was intended as an occasional 2-plus-2-seater with a simple bench seat in the rear. The engine had 235 hp on tap, generating speeds in excess of 145 mph. Disc brakes came as standard whereas the automatic gearbox was an option.

Technical specifications

Model Sebring 3.5
Maserati internal code Tipo AM101/IS
Production start 1962
Number Produced 348
Ignition twin-plug, coil ignition
Lubrication single oil pump forced lubrication, total draining
Transmission 5-speed + reverse synchronised
Chassis tubular steel ladder-frame platform chassis
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs, telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar
Rear suspension longitudinal leaf springs, hydraulic telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar
Brakes servo-assisted discs, hydraulic dual circuit
Steering worm and sector
Cooling system water-cooled, centrifugal pump
Length 175.98 inches (4,470 mm)
Width 65.55 inches (1,665 mm)
Height 51.18 inches (1,300 mm)
Wheelbase 100.39 inches (2,550 mm)
Front track 54.7 inches (1,390 mm)
Rear track 54.3 inches (1,380 mm)
Dry weight 3,351 lbs (1,520 kg)
Tyres front/rear 185x16 Pirelli
Wheels wire wheels, 6.00x16
Top speed 146 mph (235 km/h)
Bodywork two-door, 2+2 berlinetta
Fuel tank 16 Imperial gallons (70 litres)
Production dates 1962-1968
Engine Straight 6
Bore and stroke 86 x 100 mm (3.38 x 3.94 inches)
Total displacement 3,485.29 cc (212.7 c.i.)
Displacements (unitary) 580.88 cc
Compression ratio 8.08.01
Maximum power 235 bhp at 5,500 rpm
Maximum torque 35 Kgm (254 lbs/ft) at 3,500 rpm
Timing gear two valves per cylinder, twin overhead camshafts
Fuel feed free induction with Lucas indirect fuel injection