Maserati Sebring second series
1965 to 1970
Gasoline: 3.5-4.0 litres
175.98 in, 4,470 mm
65.35 in, 1,660 mm
51.18 in, 1,300 mm
5.51 in, 140 mm
98.42 in, 2,500 mm
12,866 1b, 1,300 kg
Maserati Sebring second series was a sports coupe produced from the mid 1960s to 1970 by Maserati in Italy.
From 1964 the car was called Maserati Sebring. The 3500 GTI S / Sebring was produced in two series. The first series ran from 1962 to 1965. After the Geneva Motor Show in March 1965, the second series appeared, which differed visually above all from its predecessor. Sebring was only available as a 2 + 2-seater coupe. The body was manufactured by Carrozzeria Vignale. In contrast to the models 3500 GT and 5000 GT there was no independent special body Coachbuilders.
From 1965 as the Maserati Sebring, internal: Tipo 101/10. The mechanics derived from that of the 3500 GT (in the injection version), as well as the chassis. The body design was different (from Vignale instead of Touring). The official name was 3500 GTiS, or 3500 GT Sebring injection, to celebrate victory at the 1957 12 Hours of Sebring .in a Maserati 300S by two teams with famous drivers such as Stirling Moss and Juan Manuel Fangio.
In 1965 the second series was presented (Type 101.10, 243 from 1965 to 1969), with few modifications, the main of which were the new front position lights, With the appearance of the series II 1965 they were integrated into an oval chrome enclosure front and rear sections thus took over stylistic features of by Pietro Frua designed Quattroporte. The new rear lights, the different vents. air behind the front wheel arches and wider tires (185x15 "to 205x15") the distribution of weight was at it best with 50% to front axle, and 50% at rear axle. With the appearance of the Series II, an automatic transmission from Borg Warner was now available as an alternative.
The 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine of the 3500 GTI was used as the standard engine. Unlike in the case of the 3500, it was available here exclusively with gasoline injection. The engine initially made 235 hp. In 1965, with the introduction of the second series of the Sebring, the performance was raised to 235 hp.
PERFORMANCE 3.5L :3,485cc
- specific power:67.4 hp/l
- max power (SAE) 235 hp at 5,500 rpm
- max torque (SAE) 254 1b ft, 35 kg m at 4,000 rpm
- power-weight ratio 12.1 lb/hp, 5.5 kg/hp
- fuel consumption 20.2 m/imp gal, 16.8 m/US gal, 14 1 x 100 km
- max speeds (l) 42.3 mph, 68 km/h, (II) 67.1 mph, 108 km/h, (III) 90.1 mph, 145 km/h, (IV) 126.1 mph, 203 km/h, (V) 146 mph, 235 km/h
From 1964 to 1966 Maserati offered alternatively a 3.7-liter six-cylinder engine, which made 245 hp.
PERFORMANCE 3.7L: 3,692 cc
- max power (SAE) 245 hp at 5,500 rpm
- max torque (SAE) 275 1b ft, 38 kg m at 4,400 rpm
- specific power 66.4 hp/l
- fuel consumption 18.8 m/imp gal, 15.7 m/us gal, 15 1 x 100 km.
- power-weight ratio 11.7 lb/hp, 5.3 kg/hp,
- max speeds (I) 43.5 mph, 70 km/h, (II) 71.5 mph, 115 km/h, (III) 102.5 mph, 165 km/h, (IV) 133 mph, 214 km/h, (V) 152.2 mph, 245 km/h
Finally, between 1966 and 1970, a four-litre was the standard engine. The performance was 255 hp. This engine had previously been introduced at the Maserati Mistral.
PERFORMANCE 4.OL: 4,014cc
- engine capacity: 244.93 cu in, 4,014 cu cm
- fuel consumption: 17.6 m/imp gal, 14.7 m/US gal, 16 1 x 100 km
- max speed: 158.5 mph, 255 km/h
- max power (SAE): 255 hp at 5,500 rpm
- max torque (SAE): 283 1b ft, 39 kg m at 4,000 rpm
- max engine rpm: 6,500
- specific power: 63.5 hp/l
- power-weight ratio: 11.5 lb/hp, 5.2 kg/hp
- acceleration: standing 1/4 mile 15.8 sec, 0—50 mph (O —80 km/h) 6 sec
- max speeds: 45.4 mph, 73 km/h in 1st gear; 80.2 mph, 129 km/h in 2nd gear; 110 mph, 177 km/h in 3rd gear; 136.7 mph, 220 km/h in 4th gear; 158.5
- mph, 255 km/h in 5th gear
Options: Wire wheels and knock-on hubs; limited slip final drive, 4.090 3.540 3.310 axle ratios; air conditioning system; 6" wide rims, 185 x 16 tyres.Borg-Warner automatic gearbox, hydraulic torque convertor and planetary gears with 3 ratios (1st 2.400, 2nd 1.470, 3rd 1),
From a technical point of view, the following changes have been introduced with Series II:
- Oval framed double headlights front
- Larger but non-functional vents in the front fenders
- Horizontal, one-piece tail lights
- A redesigned dashboard.
- Alternative availability of the 3.7-liter six-cylinder engine from the Mistral.
- Availability of an automatic transmission
- Availability of air conditioning.
For the second series Maserati Sebring built from 1965 to 1970 the total created was 243 vehicles. The production of the Sebring ended in 1969; the last models were delivered in 1970.
Maserati Sebring second series Technical details and specifications (1965-1970)
Wheel base: 98.42 in, 2,500 mm
front track: 54.72 in, 1,390 mm
rear track: 53.54 in, 1,360 mm
overall length: 175.98 in, 4,470 mm
overall width: 65.35 in, 1,660 mm
overall height: 51.18 in, 1,300 mm
ground clearance: 5.51 in, 140 mm
dry weight: 2,866 1b, 1,300 kg
6-cylinder engine: 3,485cc
bore and stroke: 3.39 x 3.94 in, 86 x 100 mm
engine capacity: 212.65 cu in, 3,485 cu cm
6-cylinder engine: 3,692 cc
bore and stroke 3.39 x 4.17 in, 86 x 106 mm,
engine capacity 225.29 cu in, 3,692 cu cm
compression ratio 8.8
6-cylinder engine 4,014cc
location front, 4 stroke
cylinders: 6, slanted at 4°, in line
bore and stroke: 3.46 x 4.33 in, 88 x 110 mm
engine capacity: 244.93 cu in, 4,014 cu cm
compression ratio: 8.8
cylinder block: light alloy, wet liners
cylinder head: light alloy dual ignition, special combustion chambers
crankshaft bearings: 7
valves: 2 per cylinder, overhead, Vee-slanted, thimble tappets
camshafts: 2, overhead
lubrication: eccentric pump, full flow filter, oil-water heat exchanger
lubricating system capacity: 15.84 imp pt, 19.03 US pt
carburation: Lucas injection pump, injectors in inlet
fuel feed: electric pump
cooling system: water
driving wheels: rear
clutch: single dry plate, hydraulically controlled
gearbox: mechanical; gears: 5 + reverse
synchromesh gears: all
gearbox ratios: 1st 3, 2nd 1.705, 3rd 1.240, 4th 1, 5th 0.850, rev 3.170
gear lever location: central
final drive: hypoid bevel
axle ratio: 3.769.
front suspension: independent, wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar, telescopic dampers
rear suspension: rigid axle, cantilever semi-elliptic leafsprings, flexible trailing radius arms, transverse linkage bar, anti-roll bar, telescopic dampers.
turns of steering wheel lock to lock: 3.50.
turning circle (between walls): 38.4 ft, 11.7 m
disc (front diameter 12.05 in, 306 mm, rear 11.46 in, 291 mm)
dual circuit, servo
area rubbed by linings: front 302.33 sq in, 1,950 sq cm
area rubbed by linings: rear 217.06 sq in, 1,400 sq cm
area rubbed by linings: total 519.39 sq in, 3,350 sq cm.
voltage: 12 V
battery: 62 Ah
generator type: alternator, 650 W
ignition distributor: Marelli
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Maserati Sebring second series Maintenance and Service Guide (1965-1970)
Fuel type: 98-100 oct petrol
Engine oil change 4.0L: 15.84 imp pt, 19.03 US pt, 9 1, SAE 30 (winter) 50 (summer), change every 3,700 miles, 6,000 km
Cooling system capacity 4.0L: 24.64 imp pt, 29.60 US pt
Gearbox oil: 3.52 imp pt, 4.23 US pt, 2 1, SAE 90, change every 12,400 miles, 20,000 km
Final drive oil: 2.29 imp pt, 2.75 US pt, 1.3 1, SAE 90, change every 12,400 miles, 20,000 km
Greasing: every 3,700 miles, 6,000 km, 15 points
Tappet clearances 4.0L: inlet 0.005 in, 0.12 mm, exhaust 0.010 in, 0.25 mm
Valve timing 4.0L: inlet opens 40° before tdc and closes 60° after bdc, exhaust opens 65° before bdc and closes 35° after tdc
Normal tyre pressure: front 28 psi, 2 atm, rear 31 psi, 2.2 atm.
Width of rims: 6.5"
Tyres: 205 x 15
Fuel tank capacity: 15.4 imp gal, 18.5 US gal
Carrying capacity: 706 1b, 320 kg
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