1957 maserati 450s




1957 maserati 450s

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  • La S è una autovettura da competizione costruita dalla Maserati dal al All'epoca fu la vettura sportiva più potente della sua categoria e durante le competizioni a cui prese parte non ebbe mai guasti al motore. Durante la stagione automobilistica del le gare a cui partecipò le vinse.

    Maserati S Costin-Zagato. This one-of Maserati Coupe was developed for Le Mans and it was the only Maserati S fitted with a.

    After Maserati decided to retire from racing all together, leaving the S as their last great sports racing car. Many of the 10 cars.

    1957 maserati 450s

    1957 maserati 450s

    The degree eight-cylinder engine with dual-overhead cams and 4-Weber 45 IDM carburetors was matted to a Colotti five-speed manual gearbox and powered the rear wheels. URL consultato il 15 luglio Afterward, the car was sent to Fantuzzi who executed some severe modifications which included lengthening the body by 10 in 25 cm at the center of the car. Le Mans Series Monza km. Ferrari Testa Rossa.

    1957 maserati 450s

    1957 maserati 450s

    1957 maserati 450s

    1957 maserati 450s

    1957 maserati 450s

    RM Sotheby's - Maserati S Prototype by Fantuzzi | Monaco

    In early , Tony Parravano, a wealthy American housing developer, commissioned Maserati to build a new large-bore V-8 for use in a Kurtis Indy chassis. The order offered Maserati the chance to develop the V-8 project, coded Tipo 54, which had been shelved since the disastrous Le Mans accident of This car, chassis number , was elongated to accommodate the new V-8 engine, whose castings had been completed by May.

    Nevertheless, the S obtained the third best time in practice; even still, it was not entered in the race, but returned to Modena instead. A purpose-built S chassis was subsequently engineered. Transmission problems ultimately lead to the cars retirement, but the potential of the new mostro was clearly noted.

    1957 maserati 450s

    Just 11 highly scrutinised cars including this prototype were constructed over an month period. This car, originally built as a six-cylinder S and assigned chassis number , was hastily prepared for the Mille Miglia, held from the 28th to the 29th of April.

    During the famed 1,mile race, the car was driven by the legendary Stirling Moss, with Denis Jenkinson navigating. A new body was fitted to the car by Fantuzzi, which featured a bulbous new bonnet and monoposto coachwork. Following the Swedish GP, the S model was deemed to require further testing and its own purpose-built chassis. The factory undertook construction of several such cars, beginning with chassis number , whilst keeping the number for future Works use.

    1957 maserati 450s

    Chassis number was the source of some future confusion, as it was subsequently assigned to the S run by Moss and Juan Manuel Fangio at the Buenos Aires KM, which was a car that Jean Behra later crashed during practice at the Mille Miglia.

    This car was raced as chassis number though initially built as before being re-commissioned as a road car a year later and re-identified as chassis number After collecting dust at the factory, this rare S prototype was eventually sold without an engine to Tom Meade on 15 August Tom Meade sold the prototype S to Niles F.

    Moss on 29 October Moss delivered the car to the Modenese shops of Leoni, Drogo, and Gentilini, who embarked on making it more roadworthy over the course of late Most significantly, this work consisted of the installation of a Corvette V-8 engine, a Ferrari Tipo five-speed transaxle, and a Ferrari GT Cabriolet windshield.

    1957 maserati 450s

    Following this effort, SI was imported to the United States. Once stateside, this car was sold by Mr. After being registered as BME, Mr. Satterfield used the handsome S as a regular road car, which surely attracted no lack of attention around the Golden State.

    This S Prototype was then discovered in July by the consignor, a discerning Italian collector who soon acquired and re-imported it to its native Italy. Consulting with the Maserati factory and several other owners and marque experts including more recent correspondence with of Maserati , the consignor confirmed that his car was the Mille Miglia entrant, as well as the S prototype that appeared at the Swedish GP.

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