In 1962, Maserati introduced the Sebring, one of the last evolutions of the iconic 3500GT, a car pivotal in Maserati’s transition to a road car manufacturer. Despite its racing triumphs, including Juan Manuel Fangio’s 1957 World Championship win with the 250F, Maserati faced challenges due to its parent company’s financial issues. Consequently, they shifted their focus from racing to road car production in the 1960s.
The Sebring 2+2 coupe, based on the short-wheelbase Spyder chassis and styled by Carrozzeria Vignale, debuted in 1962. It featured standard equipment like a five-speed gearbox, four-wheel disc brakes, and fuel injection. In 1965, the Sebring Series II was introduced with a 3.7-liter engine, and towards the end of production in 1966, some models were equipped with 4.0-liter engines. A total of 591 Sebring cars were produced, with approximately 400 belonging to the first series.