Combining a sporty line with a very classy presence, Michelotti drew the final stage of the 3500-legacy. This Sebring arrived at our workshop, partially disassembled. At first glance, all significant components were there. The body, on the other hand, wasn't in good condition. Lots of rust in various places, and when opening enclosed spaces, we discovered a lot of dry mud. This leads to the assumption that the car had been stored away in a flooded area some years of its life.
As this is 1 of only 247 Sebring series 2, we agreed with the car owner to finish the project to a concours worthy state. With the highest level of detail, we restored the body, refitted the trim and reupholstered the interior. As for the engine, it is needless to say we had to make it run on the original Lucas mechanical injection. So after overhauling the engine, we carefully examined and restored the Lucas injection.
The car runs beautifully smooth with the engine being very responsive overall, a sporty classic with loads of charisma. After restoration, the car competed in several concours, with a 2nd place at the Concours Het Loo in The Netherlands. For our team who put many hours of labour into the car, that was the icing on the cake.
Patrick Hanssens and his team, November 2020