When new, this restoration project here for sale, was delivered to dealer Autosalone Renzo Bordese in Torino for the client s.n.c. Allamandi Giuseppe & Figlio, a company in Torino. The first registration was made on 29/7/1963. During the research, we found out through the first owner's daughter that this car was bought by her father, Giacomo Allamandi. "Prezzo dell' autoveicolo"or price when was 5.300.000,- Italian Lira.
Much later this car ended up in an extensive collection in Italy, managed by Mrs Lucia di Lorenzo. Along with the classic cars, she inherited the passion from her late father.
Maserati Classiche documentation tells us that this car was painted in a stunning Celeste Ardenza. There are still signs of this paint visible. This means that the car has received a respray in its life but has never gone through a thorough restoration. It is complete a thus a fine candidate for its first restoration. And that is a rare find these days.
The Sebring was born at Omar Orsi's request who wanted an even sportier model than the 3500GT.
The 3500 Vignale Spyder chassis was chosen for its ten centimetres shorter wheelbase. This was to favour more agile handling and allow a visually more compact and suggestive design by Vignale through Giovanni Michelotti's hand. The steel body distinguished itself by two separate headlights per side and side vents low in the sills behind the front wheels discreetly blending in the body. The rear end of the carrozzeria leans backwards, beyond vertical, an astonishing yet alluring touch. The angle chosen for the Sebring remained very rare in automotive design in that era. The rear lights sat one above the other in a vertical chrome bezel.