Maserati Sebring 4.0

1966 to 1969

With 265 hp the level of performance was impressive, as attested by the 255 kph top speed (158 mph).

Stylistically, the modifications included a restyled front end with a chrome plate housing the double headlights, a new bonnet intake and side vents now located higher up on the front wings. The new tail lights were reminiscent of those on the Quattroporte, creating a strong rear-end resemblance. Internally the car was also revised and air conditioning was now available. A combined total of 245 second series Sebring were assembled and inl 1969 the last four examples rolled of the assembly line, production having understandably decreased following the launch of the Ghibli two years earlier.

Amongst the original 593 Sebring owners (including both series) was a young Italian tenor named Luciano Pavarotti and the Austrian crystal glass tycoon Adrian Swarovski.

Technical specifications

ModelSebring 4.0
Maserati internal codeAM101/10
Production start1966
Number Produced245 (combined 2nd series production)
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 205x15 Pirelli
Wheelswire wheels, 6.50x15
Top speed155 mph (245 kmh)
Bodyworktwo-door, 2+2 berlinetta
Fuel tank16 Imperial gallons (70 litres)
Production dates1966-1969
Enginestraight 6
Bore and stroke88 x 110 mm
Total displacement4,014 cc
Compression ratio8.08.01
Maximum power255 bhp at 5,200 rpm
Timing geartwo valves per cylinder, twin overhead camshafts
Fuel feedfree induction with Lucas indirect fuel injection