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

ModelSebring 3.5
Maserati internal codeTipo AM101/IS
Production start1962
Number Produced348
Ignitiontwin-plug, coil ignition
Lubricationsingle oil pump forced lubrication, total draining
Transmission5-speed + reverse synchronised
Chassistubular steel ladder-frame platform chassis
Front suspensiondouble wishbones, coil springs, telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar
Rear suspensionlongitudinal leaf springs, hydraulic telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar
Brakesservo-assisted discs, hydraulic dual circuit
Steeringworm and sector
Cooling systemwater-cooled, centrifugal pump
Length175.98 inches (4,470 mm)
Width65.55 inches (1,665 mm)
Height51.18 inches (1,300 mm)
Wheelbase100.39 inches (2,550 mm)
Front track54.7 inches (1,390 mm)
Rear track54.3 inches (1,380 mm)
Dry weight3,351 lbs (1,520 kg)
Tyresfront/rear 185x16 Pirelli
Wheelswire wheels, 6.00x16
Top speed146 mph (235 km/h)
Bodyworktwo-door, 2+2 berlinetta
Fuel tank16 Imperial gallons (70 litres)
Production dates1962-1968
EngineStraight 6
Bore and stroke86 x 100 mm (3.38 x 3.94 inches)
Total displacement3,485.29 cc (212.7 c.i.)
Displacements (unitary)580.88 cc
Compression ratio8.08.01
Maximum power235 bhp at 5,500 rpm
Maximum torque35 Kgm (254 lbs/ft) at 3,500 rpm
Timing geartwo valves per cylinder, twin overhead camshafts
Fuel feedfree induction with Lucas indirect fuel injection