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Maserati – A6 GCS MM (1954)

Details

Vehicle Type:
Barchetta
Coach Builder:
Fiandri / Fantuzzi
Cylinders:
6
Engine CC:
2000
Entrant
Ulrich Schumacher (LI)

Class E

Born for the Racetrack: “Win on Sunday, sell on Monday”

Maserati - A6 GCS MM
Class E60

Maserati again played an important role in motor sport shortly after the Second World War. During this period, Alberto Massimo and Gioacchino Colombo, two brilliant engineers, optimised the small, powerful six-cylinder cars in several development stages. As clearly documented, Maserati had configured this A6 GCS MM as a works car. It debuted in March 1955 at the Dakar Grand Prix in Senegal, before lining up on the starting grid of the Mille Miglia bearing start number 651.

Although it was brought to a halt by technical problems on that particular occasion, this A6 GCS MM – now already in private hands – achieved class victory and took 13th place in the overall standings in the 1956 Mille Miglia. Campaigning in many other races is fully documented, as is the fact that coachbuilder Fantuzzi modernised the bodywork in the aerodynamic style of the new Maserati 200 S in 1958. This upgrade was deliberately retained as the restoration commenced in 1992. The current owner took over his tenure of stewardship at an unusual location in 2015: In order to complete the purchase, he travelled to a Sicilian prison with a notary.

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