Maserati Racing Cars

1939 Maserati 8CTF Indianapolis 500 Winner: Wilber Shaw drove this car to victory at Indy in 1939 & 1940. It was nicknamed the Boyle Special for the company that sponsored the car both years. Maserati designed the 8CTF to compete against the mighty Mercedes and Auto Union cars grand prix cars of the thirties. Its engine was two four-cylinder blocks placed end to end with integral cylinder heads, super-charged, giving a total of 3.0L and producing 365 hp. Shaw was the first driver at Indy to win back to back in the same car.
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1939 Maserati 8CTF Indianapolis 500 Winner: When Wilber Shaw won the Indianapolis 500 in 1940, he became the first three time winner in the race's history. Shaw won in 1937, he was 2nd in 1938, won in 1939 and again in 1940 in the same Maserati 8CTF he used to win the prior year. After WWII, Shaw was instrumental in Tony Hulman's purchase of the Speedway. Appointed President of the company that ran and staged the Indy 500, Wilber Shaw helped develop the race into the event it is today. He was killed in a plane crash in 1954.
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1939 Maserati 8CTF Indianapolis 500 Winner: Maserati’s 3.0-liter twin-cam straight-8 had two blocks of four cylinders and two superchargers. Its cylinder head was a Testa Fissa, meaning it was fixed to the blocks. This did away with the head gasket and allowed for higher boost pressures. Horsepower was said to be 350-365. The Maserati's remarkable run at Indy continued after the War with two thirds and a fourth at Indy in the hands of Ted Horn.
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1953 Maserati A6GCS/53: Designed to compete in the World Sportscar Championship, the A6GCS/53 (1953-55) designed by Columbo, was powered by a DOHC 2.0L straight-six, which developed 170 bhp. This was Maserati's first short-stroke engine, resulting in a stunning 7300 rpm red-line. Sergio Mantovani and Juan-Manuel Fangio drove this car to 3rd place at the '53 Targa Florio. The A6GCS/53 was conceived to provide a car for Maserati customers to enter and drive on the Mille Miglia and Targa Florio.
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1954 Maserati A6GCS/53: Frenchman Georges Guyot entered his Maserati at Le Mans in 1957. With co-driver Michel Parsy, the pair finished 12th overall and 3rd in class at that years 24 hour race. This was also the 1954 Paris Salon car. Georges entered cars for six Le Mans races, this his best finish. Fifty-two A6GCS/53 were made, with two of the greatest successes being wins at the Italian Grand Prix in 1953 and 1954 with Sergio Mantovani and Luigi Musso driving.
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1954 Maserati A6GCS: Marqués Alfonso de Portago and Carlo Tomasi drove de Portago's Maserati as a factory entry at Le Mans in 1954. This was the first Maserati to race at Le Mans. The factory entry did not arrive with the newest version of the A6GCS due to a transporter breakdown, so had to rely on de Portago's earlier car which he drove from Italy. The pair retired in the 11th hour due to a lack of engine oil pressure while contesting the class lead. They were classified at the finish as 32nd place.
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1955 Maserati 300S: Entered by Maserati at the GP Supercortemaggiore at Monza in 1955, Roberto Mières and Cesare Perdisa drove to third place. Its sister car won the event with with Jean Behra and Luigi Musso driving. Musso drove this car at Le Mans in 1955 with Valenzano, but retired due to gearbox issues, aproblem which sidelined both team cars. The 300S has a 3.0L straigh-six, which puts out 245 hp. Twenty eight cars were produced between 1955-58.
Model by JOLLY MODEL 1/43

1955 Maserati 250F STR: For the fast, high banks of Monza, Maserati developed streamlined body work for the 250F. Driven by Jean Behra at the Italian GP to a 4th place finish, this body was only used once. For 1955, the 2.5L straight-six powered 250F was given a 5-speed gearbox and disc brakes. Behra was joined by Luigi Musso at Maserati for the '55 season, but the greatest success for the 250F was yet to come.
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1957 Maserati 250F: As he had done in 1954, the great Juan Manuel Fangio drove the 250F to his fifth World Championship in 1957. In this car, he was to finish 1st at the '57 German GP at the Nurburgring. He overcame a 50 second deficit in just 20 laps, passing the race leader on the final lap to take the win.
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1957 Maserati 250F (WORLD CHAMPION): Former Ferrari chief designer Gioacchino Colombo along with engineer Valerio Colotti were responsible for the chassis, suspension and transmission of the 250F, which debuted in 1954. For 1957, the 250F was powered by either a 2.5L 6 or 12-cyl. engine producing 270 bhp.
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1957 Maserati 250F (57): Harry Schell drove to a 4th place finish at 1957 Argentina GP. 1957 would be the final year for Maserati as an entrant in F1, as the company went into receivership. The 250F however soldiered on in private hands in occasional appearances in F1 up until 1961.
Model by STROMBECKER 1/32

1957 Maserati 250F: Jo Bonnier drove this Scuderia Centro Sud entry to 7th place at the 1957 Argentina GP. Maserati behind the great Fangio finished 1-2-3-4 in that race, the first of the 1957 F1 season. Carroll Shelby also drove two races for the team in 1958.
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1957 Maserati 250F (WORLD CHAMPION): Fangio's German GP winning car.
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1957 Maserati 250F (WORLD CHAMPION):
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1957 Maserati 250F (WORLD CHAMPION):
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1957 Maserati 150S: Michel Guy drove this 150S at the 1957 Mille Miglia, but failed to finish. Powered by a 1.5L dual overhead cam engine, the 150S produced a respectable 140 hp, and a top speed of over 140 mph. Produced as "client cars" the factory racing efforts centered around the 200S and 300S. I think this aluminum bodied, tube frame car is the best looking of them all.
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1957 Maserati 450S (SEBRING WINNER): The 450S was raced in the 1957 World Sports Car Championship, where it finished second to Ferrari in the champoinship. The 450S has a 4.5L V8, which produces 400 bhp. This car (Chassis #4503) is one of the nine 450S' built and Juan-Manuel Fangio and Jean Behra drove the car to victory at Sebring.
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1957 Maserati 450S: In one of the most bizarre episodes in racing, Juan Maunuel Fangio who was to drive this car, was kidnapped prior to the 1958 GP of Cuba by Cuban rebels. Maurice Triginant drove the car in the race finishing 11th. The car (Chassis #4508) was later driven and then owned by Carroll Shelby, Jim Hall racing the car during Shelby's ownership.
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1957 Maserati 450S Zagato Coupe: Stirling Moss and Harry Schell drove one of Maserati's two enteries at Le Mans in 1957. Maserati had employed Frank Costin to design a coupe body for the 4.5L V8 powered car. Zagato hastily built the body, altering Costin's original design. It was not as fast as the 450S spider version which Fangio has set fastest lap in practice.. The car retired in the first hour with a broken transmission/U-Joint.
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1958 Maserati 420M: Built for the Monza 500, this car was driven by Stirling Moss and sponsored by the Eldorado ice cream company. It has a 4.2L V8, which produces 410 bhp. It did well in the first two rounds. However, in the third round, the steering collapsed on the 40th lap, sending Moss off the track at 162 mph. Amazingly, he was unhurt and the car was still ranked seventh at the end of the race.
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1960 Maserati Tipo 61: This is one of the best known sports racing cars of the early 1960s. Besides winning races, it became famous for its intricate tubular space frame chassis, containing about 200 chro-moly steel tubes welded together, hence the nickname "Birdcage". The Tipo 61 featured a 2.9L, 4 cyl.engine of 250 hp. George Humiston entered this car for Bill Krause to drive at the 1960 LA Times GP at Riverside, which Krause won.This car also raced often in the Pacific Northwest.
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1960 Maserati Tipo 61: Jim Hall drove this car for Carrol Shelby during the 1960 and part of the 1961 season in both USAC and SCCA races. Hall finished 2nd at the Road America 200,among the more notable outings in this car. Part way through the 1961 season, Hall began driving the Chapparal 1 and by 1962, drove almost exclusively cars that had the Chapparal name on them. The rest is history.
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1960 Maserati Tipo 61: The 'Birdcage' was produced between 1959 and 1961 by Maserati for racing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Reliability issues with the Tipo 61 made it unsuccessful at the La Sarthe circuit. It did do well however on shorter endurance races. A Birdcage won the Nurburgring 1000km race in 1960 & 1961. This is the 1960 winner driven by Stirling Moss and Dan Gurney. Lloyd "Lucky" Casner founded the Casner Motor Racing Division, or Camoradi, famous for campaigning these cars.
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1961 Maserati Tipo 63: Using the Tipo 61 'Birdcage' engine and chassis, Maserati developed the mid-engine Tipo 63 for the 1961 season. Before the year was out, the car would sport a V12 engine rather than the Birdcage's four and it would suffer reliability problems all season. Cunningham entered his Tipo 63 (Chassis #63002) at Sebring in 1961 with Bruce McLaren and Hansgen driving. They did not finish due to transmission problems. The large pexiglass windscreen on these cars made it hard to see through and hard to see over, the front end design would get changed after Sebring.
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1961 Maserati Tipo 63: The Tipo 63 was one of Italy's first mid-engined sports racers. Designed to take a 3.0L V12, the new engine was not yet available and the car was fitted with a 'four' from the earlier Birdcages. For Le Mans in 1961, the cars were fitted with the new DOHC V12 derived from the engine briefly used in the 250F and 350S in the 1950s. Briggs Cunningham entered two cars for Le Mans and this car piloted by Augie Pabst and Richard ‘Dick’ Thompson finished fourth; the best ever result for Maserati at Le Mans.
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1961 Maserati Tipo 63: Fresh off the success at the Targa Florio, (4th and 5th) Scuderia Serenissima entered this car for Ludovico Scarfiotti and Nino Vaccarella at Le Mans in 1961. Despite being old hands at endurance racing, the pair could not keep the 3.0L V12 Maserati running past the 7th hour, A blown head gasket would put them out of the race.
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1962 Maserati Tipo 151/1 Coupe: Walt Hansgen and Bruce McLaren drove one of the two Cunningham entered 151/1 Coupes at Le Mans in 1962. They retired in the 13th hour due to piston and transmission failure. They had qualified 5th fastest, being as high as third place and were in 5th place when they retired. Powered by a 4.0L V8 (360 bhp), the Maserati could hit 177 mph on the Mulsanne straight. There were three 151/1 Coupes with their distinctive Kamm tail built. All three ran at Le Mans in 1962, unfortunately all retired.
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1962 Maserati Tipo 151/2 Coupe: Three Tipo 151 were built and raced at Le Mans in 1962. This car was made for John Simone and the other two were made for Briggs Cunningham. Using a Costin inspired body over a tube/ladder frame, this 151 was to race at Le Mans for four years. Lucky Casner and Andre Simone drove this car in the 1963 Le Mans, sponsored by Maserati France. The engine had been up rated from a 4.0LV8 to 4.9L and producing 430 bhp. The car retired due to gearbox trouble
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1965 Maserati Tipo 65: Following Lloyd Casner's death in pre-Le Mans testing of a 151/3 Coupe, Maserati France boss John Simone has a new car built around Tipo 61 chassis, with a mid-mounted 5.0L V8 developing 430bhp, in seven weeks! It proved to be a beast to handle with no proper testing. Its drivers Jo Siffert and Jochen Neerpasch were brave to try the 24 hours, let alone see if it could do the 217mph it was claimed to be capable of. Siffert spun the car in the 1st hour and damaged the suspension retiring the ill-handling car.
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Maserati Production Cars

1953 Maserati A6GCS: Since these cars were designed primarily for races on open roads, Maserati did produce some street versions for select customers. A 2.0L straight-six (120 bhp) was used in the A6 GCS two-seater. These spyders were initially designed by Colombo and later refined by Medardo Fantuzzi and Celestino Fiandri. Fifty-two were made.
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1954 Maserati A6G/54 Allemano: Also known as the A6G 2000 GT, 21 examples of the Allemano Coupe were made between 1954-56. Maserati placed the DOHC2.0L inline-six, derived from the racing engines of A6GCS and A6GCM in the A6G/54, fed by three twin-choke Weber DCO carburettors it put out 150 hp and had a top speed of 130 mph. Four body styles of the A6G/54 were produced, with body styles by Frua and Zagato as well as Allemano. There were 60 units made total.
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1961 Maserati 3500 GTi: The 3500 GTi and 3500 GTis was introduced in 1961 as the first fuel-injected Italian production car. Powered by a 3.5L in-line six producing 235 bhp, a A 5-speed ZF S5-17 gearbox was standard, as were four wheel disc brakes. The 3500 GT was good for 145 mph. 2000 examples were made between 1958-1964, with most bodies coming from Touring.
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1971 Maserati Ghibli SS: The Ghibli famous for its low, shark-shaped nose body, was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro. The car is powered by a 4.7L, 330 hp V8 engine, with a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 154 mph. The slightly more powerful Ghibli SS (335 hp) was released in 1970. The Ghibli outsold its two biggest rivals, the Ferrari Daytona and the Lamborghini Miura.
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1971 Maserati Indy: Named to celebrate Maserati's two victories at the Indy 500, the Indy was sold alongside the Ghibli as a 2+2 alternative GT car. The Indy was offered only with a 4.2 Litre V8. For the 1970 model years, the Indy started sporting a 290 bhp 4.7 L V8 engine, adding the Ghibli SS's 4.9 Litre V8 to the range, albeit downrated to 320 bhp compared to the Ghibli's 335 bhp. From 1973 to 1974, both the 4.2 and 4.7 Litre engines were supplanted by the 4.9.
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2004 Maserati Coupe Cambriocorsa: "The Coupe Cambriocorsa was introduced in 2002 and produced until 2007. Cambriocorsa means ""racing shift"" and together with its 390 hp 4.2 liter V8, designed and built by Ferrari, a driver can launch the car from a 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds. This car features a tribute to Fangio and his F1 World Championship in 1957.
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2004 Maerati Spyder Cambiocorsa: The Cambiocorsa (Italian, meaning "race change")is an electrohydraulic manual transmission that uses a Formula One-type gearbox with hydraulic operation and electronic management operated by F1-style paddles behind the steering wheel, similar to the system used in Ferrari vehicles.
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2007 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT: With a Ferrari-designed and built 4.2 liter V8 engine to further exploit the exceptional handling and balance of this sensational Pininfarinia styled sedan. Producing 400 bhp, the V8 engine pushes the Quattroporte Sport GT to a top speed of 170 mph and 0-60 mph acceleration time of just 5.6 seconds. A six-speed dual mode ZF transmission with paddle shifters, 20"" wheels, Brembo brakes and an interior trimmed in rich leather with carbon fiber accents, who wouldn't want to own one?
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