Lot 146

2012   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2012

1959 Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage

SOLD $3,520,000

Estimate

$3,500,000 - $4,500,000

Chassis

2454

Engine

2477

Car Highlights

Prominent Period US Race History

Maserati’s Legendary and Innovative Sports Racer

Eligible for the Finest Historic Motoring Events Worldwide

Offered with Spare Engine, Transaxle and Bonnet

Rarely Offered on the Open Market

One of the Most Genuine Tipo 60/61 Birdcages in Existence

Retains Original Body, Chassis and Correct Type Engine

Certified by Maserati Classiche

Technical Specs

2,890 CC DOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Alloy Engine

Twin-Plug Ignition

Two Weber 48 DC03 Carburetors

250 BHP at 6,800 RPM

5-Speed Manual Transaxle4-Wheel Disc Brakes

Independent Front Suspension with Coil Springs

De Dion-Type Rear Axle with Transverse Leaf Springs

Saleroom Addendum

Note: The Engine Number is 370/0107/GT and the Vermont Registration Certificate incorrectly lists the Chassis Number as DB4GT107R.

Also, please note that the rear suspension is of a coil-spring design, not leaf-spring as stated in the catalogue.

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