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Maserati 450S #2# The fastest sports racing car of the 50's

ISBN-10: 2951364253

ISBN-13: 9782951364257

 

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Maserati 450S #2# The fastest sports racing car of the 50's

by Michel Bolleé and Willem Oosthoek

This is the complete racing history from 1956 to 1962 about the Maserati Tipo 54, better known as the 450S. The book focuses on the works cars as well as the privately-owned cars of Tony Parravano, Jim Kimberly, John Edgar, Temple Buell, Ebb Rose and J. Frank Harrison Jr. It is the defining work on the history of the fastest sportsracer of the fifties, with complete results illustrated by many rare photographs.

Contents:

MASERATI TIPO 54
The fastest sportsracer in the world

  • An Unlikely Benefactor From California
  • Technical Specifications and Production Schedule

1957 WORLD SPORTS CAR CHAMPIONSHIP

  • The WSCC Competition: Ferrari-Jaguar-Aston Martin
  • Buenos Aires 1000 KM - The Bazooka!
  • Sebring 12 Hours - First Victory
  • Mille Miglia - Last of the Great Road Races
  • Nürburgring 1000 KM - Aston Martin Springs A Surprise
  • Le Mans 24 Hours - An English Garden On French Soil
  • Monza 500 Miles Intermezzo - The Race of Two Worlds
  • Swedish Grand Prix - Back In The Hunt
  • Venezuelan Grand Prix - Disaster In Caracas

THE TIPO 54 IN NORTH AMERICA

  • Private Owners in the U.S.
  • 1957 - Strong Performances by Shelby and Gregory
  • 1958 - Five Tipo 545 in the Hunt
  • 1959 - Blow-outs and Bad Luck
  • 1960 - No Longer a Dominant Force
  • 1961-1962 - Final Appearances

TIPO 54 MONOPOSTOS

  • The Front-Engined V8 Single-Seaters
  • The Rear-Engined V8 Single-Seater

RECYCLING THE WORKS CARS

  • Chassis 4501
    From Sportsracer To Gran Turismo
  • Chassis 4503
    Another Lease On Life In Brazil

APPENDICES - TIPO 54 FACTORY NUMBERS
POST-COMPETITION OWNERSHIP BY CHASSIS NUMBER
COMPETITION HISTORY OF THE TIPO 54 MASERATIS


Buch, Hardcover, 24,5 x 32,5 cm, 208 Seiten, 69 farbige und 193 s/w-Abbildungen, englischer Text
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