Tuesday, May 25, 2010

1953 Maserati A6GCS Stunning, Restored A6GCS Fit to Race, Rally, or Show.

Another impressive racing car on the market from Fantasy Junction.

1953 Maserati A6GCS

The A6GCS was a very important model for Maserati and had great racing success right from its debut. Maserati won numerous races with the A6GCS, including the 1953 Mille Miglia (1st and 2nd in class, 3rd Overall), against brutal competition from the Ferrari and Mercedes factory teams. Additionally, the A6GCS had success at the Targa Florio and Pescara, as well as elsewhere in Italy, South America, and in the UK, in addition to several wins in the US.
In total 52 examples were built between 1953 and 1955, 48 with Spyder bodies and 4 cars with the `Berlinetta Pininfarina` body. All were originally delivered with a 1985cc aluminum block, overhead twin cam, twin plug engine producing approximately 170 horse power. Through the years, many of the A6GCSs used for racing saw multiple engine changes and subsequent modifications. Often, American derived power plants were used to replace expired 2.0L Maserati units.