Friday, April 16, 2010

RM Auctions will hold an auction in Monaco- "Birdcage"

1960 Maserati Tipo 61 "Birdcage"
Chassis No.
2470
Estimate:
€2.400.000-€2.600.000
AUCTION DATE:
To be auctioned on
Saturday, May 1, 2010

Est. 250 hp, 2,890 cc overhead cam inline four-cylinder engine, two Weber 45 DC03 carburettors, five-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension, rigid de Dion rear axle, four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2200 mm (86.6")

One of the most original Birdcages in existence, it is fitted with a spare race prepared engine. The original engine comes with the car, however. The body is mostly original. Maserati’s racing cars have steadily appreciated in value over the last 20 years as the marque’s rich and successful history gets more and more of the recognition it deserves. The Birdcage is one of the most iconic racers ever to come out of the hallowed Modenese factory. It is a tremendously competitive and enjoyable car to drive and a jewel of engineering.

For additional info:
http://www.rmauctions.com/FeatureCars.cfm?SaleCode=MC10&CarID=r207