Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Maserati T61

Here's a car I photographed in the pit garage at the SeeRed meeting at Donington Park in September 2007.
It took part in the 1950s Sports Car Race and it's a 1960 Maserati T61, entered by R & Mrs M Smith and driven in the race by Matt Gillies.
Here you can see the tubular space frame chassis which gives the car its nickname of 'Maserati Birdcage'.

The Type 61 had a 4-cylinder 2.9 litre engine instead of the 4-cylinder 2 litre engine of the Type 60, and according to Luigi Orsini & Franco Zagari's book 'Maserati - a complete history' the entire production of the Type 61 went to the American market.

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