MASERATI
Officine Alfieri Maserati, Sp.A. Bologna / Modena




Maserati 26M (Grand Prix 750 kg)

Design: Maserati Engine: 8 cyl in-line 65 * 94mm 2495cc 2 valves/cyl Roots supercharger, 185 BHP Transmission: 4 speed gearbox Chassis: channel section side members Suspension: Front: semi elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers Rear: semi elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers Dimensions: wheelbase: 264 cm track: 132/135 cm weight: 800 kg Year: 1930 2 seater Victories: 1930
1 REALE PREMIO DI ROMA (Arcangeli) 1 COPPA CIANO (Fagioli) 1 COPPA ACERBO (Varzi) 1 GRAN PREMIO DI MONZA (Varzi) 1 GRAN PREMIO DE SAN SEBASTIAN (Varzi) 1931 1 GRAN PREMIO DI MONZA (Fagioli 2800cc) 1 MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIP (Birkin) 1933 1 MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIP (Straight) 1934 1 GRAND PRIX d´ALBIGEOIS (Featherstonhaugh)









Maserati V4 "Sedici Cilindri" (Formula Libre)

Design: Maserati Engine: 2 * 8 cyl in line 62 * 82 mm 3958cc Roots supercharger 300 bhp Transmission: 4 speed gearbox Chassis: channel section side members Suspension: Front: semi elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers Rear: semi elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers Dimensions: wheelbase: 274 cm track: 135/137 cm weight: 982 kg Year: 1929 2 seater Victories: 1930
1 GRAN PREMIO DI TRIPOLI (Borzacchini) 1931 1 REALE PREMIO DI ROMA (E. Maserati)







Maserati V5 "Sedici Cilindri" (Formula Libre)

Design: Maserati Engine: 2 * 8 cyl in line 69 * 82 mm 4905cc Roots supercharger 330bhp Transmission: 4 speed gearbox Chassis: channel section side members Suspension: Front: semi elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers Rear: semi elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers Dimensions: wheelbase: 274 cm track: 135/137 cm weight: 990 kg Year: 1932 2 seater Victories: 1932
1 REALE PREMIO DI ROMA (Fagioli)








Maserati 8C (Grand Prix 750 kg 2-seater)

Design: Engine: 8 cyl in-line 69 * 100mm 2992cc 2 valves/cyl Roots supercharger, 210-225 BHP Transmission: 4 speed gearbox Chassis: channel section side members Suspension: Front: Semi elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers Rear: Longitudinal leaf springs, friction dampers Dimensions: wheelbase: 275 cm track: 134/136 cm weight: 750 kg Year: 1931-33 4 cars built Hydraulic brakes Victories: 1933
1 GRAND PRIX DE L'AUTOMOBILE CLUB DE FRANCE (Campari)







Maserati 8CM (Grand Prix 750 kg monoposto)

Design: Engine: 8 cyl in-line 69 * 100mm 2992cc 2 valves/cyl Roots supercharger, 210-225 BHP Transmission: 4 speed gearbox Chassis: channel section side members Suspension: Front: Semi elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers Rear: Semi elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers Dimensions: wheelbase: 256 cm track: 132/130 cm weight: 750 kg Year: 1933-34 16? cars built Hydraulic brakes Victories: 1933
1 GRAND PRIX de BELGIQUE (Nuvolari) 1 COPPA CIANO (Nuvolari) 1 GRAND PRIX de NICE (Nuvolari) 1934 1 JCC INTERNATIONAL TROPHY (Handicap) (Straight) 1 GRAND PRIX DE PICARDIE (Falchetto) 1 GRAND PRIX DE DIEPPE (Étancelin) 1 GRAND PRIX DE L´U.M.F. (Falchetto) 1 DONINGTON PARK TROPHY (Straight) 1 MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIP (Straight) 1 CIRCUITO DI MODENA (Nuvolari) 1 CIRCUITO DI NAPOLI (Nuvolari) 1 South African GP (Handicap) (Straight) 1936: 1 British Empire Trophy (Handicap) (Seaman) 2.7 L car 1937: 1 CAMPBELL TROPHY ("B Bira") 1939: 1 JCC INTERNATIONAL TROPHY (Handicap) ("B Bira") 1 Nuffield Trophy (Voiturette)("B Bira")


CHASSIS LOG

The 8CM chassis are an extremly complex matter to sort out. This small list is just an attempt to create a base for further discussions. 3001-3004 were of type 8C and there was no car with number 3017.
CHASSISCOMMENTS

3005
3006


3005 and 3006 were narrow chassis cars raced by Sommer and Zehender in 1933.
 
3005 went back to the factory and was used by Taruffi. It was used by Sommer at Spa 1934 and then used in minor hillclimb events. It ended up in South Africa 1936 (Bill Roderick).
 
3006 was used by Zehender in 1933 first as a private entry , then as a works car. Sold to Raymond Sommer who with the help of SEFAC mechanics changed the car into a two-seater. Raced by Sommer in 1934. Sold to Chambost for 1935 season. Fatal crash Deauville 1936.

3007
3018


3007 and 3018 were owned by Nuvolari.
 
3007:
Narrow chassis car. 2 April 1933 works car (raced by Nuvolari, Zehender) 25 July 1933 according to a contract Tazio Nuvolari changed the 3005 for this car. Raced by Nuvolari in 1933. 22 April 1934 crashed by Nuvolari at Alessandria. Probably rebuilt as 3016 and sold to Whitney Straight.
 
3018: Raced by Nuvolari in 1934. New engine installed in September and the car became the first 6C/1934.

3008
3022


3008:
16 October 1933 to Hans Rüesch (raced by Rüesch 1934-35)
22 August 1937 to Ecurie Genevoise (raced by Mandirola)
21 August 1938 to Auto-Agence S.A. (raced by Mandirola)
 
3022:
30 July 1934 to Hans Rüesch (raced by Rüesch)
1934 modified with 6C/1934 engine

3009
3015


3009 and 3015 were bought by Nelly Braillard for her brother Louis and Robert Brunet. Cars raced by Brunet, Sommer and Falchetto in 1934. One of the cars was rebuilt with higher tail.
 
3009 went to Luigi Soffietti in 1935.
 
One of the cars sold to Graf Festetics 1937.

3010

3010 was a narrow chassis car owned by Philippe Étancelin.
 
Raced by Čtancelin in 1934.
1935 sold to Armand Girod.

3011
3012
3016



Three cars were bought by Whitney Straight and pained white/blue. Two of the cars were rebuilt with heart shaped radiator.
 
3011:
Raced by Straight, later repainted black.
1935 to Harry Rose.
1936 to "B Bira", repainted blue.
Raced By Bira 1936-38.
 
3012:
1934 Raced by Straight.
 
3016:
1934 Raced by Hamilton.
car heavily damaged in fatal crash.
Rebuilt by H. J. Mulliner in 1935.

3013

3013 was a blue wide chassis car owned by Earl Howe.
Raced by Howe and Lewis in 1934.
1936 to Cholmondley-Tapper, repainted green
1936 to Eileen Ellington raced by Ellington and Cholmondley-Tapper
1937 to Arthur Hyde

3014

Scuderia Siena car. Damaged in fatal crash by Pedrazzini in Alessandria.
Rebuilt?
Raced by Siena and Soffietti in 1934.

3019
3020


3019 and 3020 were owned by Jose de Villapadierna.
Raced by de Villapadierna and Zehender.
One of the cars was probably sold to Ultrig Maag.





Maserati 4C 2500 (Grand Prix 750 kg)

Design: Engine: 4 cyl in-line 84 * 112mm 2483cc Roots supercharger Transmission: 4 speed gearbox Chassis: channel section side members Suspension: Front: Semi elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers Rear: Semi elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers Dimensions: wheelbase: 239 cm track: 119/119 cm weight: 583 kg Year: 1934







Maserati 6C-34 (Grand Prix 750 kg)

Design: Engine: 6 cyl in-line 84 * 100mm 3226cc 2 valves/cyl Roots supercharger, 260 BHP 6 cyl in-line 84 * 112mm 3724cc Transmission: 4 speed gearbox Chassis: channel section side members Suspension: Front: Rear: Dimensions: wheelbase: 256 cm track: 132/130 cm weight: 748 kg Year: 1934-35 Also known as the Tipo 34







Maserati Tipo V8RI (Grand Prix 750 kg)

Design: Engine: V8 90° 4200cc 2 valves/cyl Roots supercharger 300 BHP V8 90° 84 * 108mm 4788cc 2 valves/cyl Roots supercharger 320 BHP Transmission: 4 speed gearbox Chassis: channel section side members, elecrically welded frame Suspension: Front: independent with transverse swinging links, torsion bars, friction dampers. Rear: independent swing axles, transverse leaf springs, friction dampers. Dimensions: wheelbase: 274 cm track: 135/137 cm weight: 700 kg Year: 1935-36 The V8 "Ruote Independente" was a far too complex project for Maserati to take on considering their limited financial means Victories: 1936:
1 GRAND PRIX DE PAU (Étancelin)







Maserati Tipo 8CTF (Grand Prix 3 litre)

Design: Maserati Engine: 8 cyl in-line 69 *100mm 2992cc Roots supercharger 360 BHP Transmission: 4 speed gearbox Chassis: channel section side members Suspension: Front: independent with transverse swinging links, torsion bars, friction dampers. Rear: quarter elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers. Dimensions: wheelbase: 271 cm track: 133/135 cm weight: 780 kg Year: 1938
Three 8CTF cars were built. Chassis 3030 and 3031 were used by the works team for the 1938 season. In 1939 the cars were only entered for the German GP. After that they were sold to Lucy O'Reilly Schell, who entered them for the Swiss GP and then went with them to USA in 1940. There the cars were enterd in Indy 500 until the 50s under a multitude of owners. Chassis 3032 was sold to Wilbur Shaw who dominated the Indy 500 1939 and 1940 with the car and led the 1941 race until having to retire.

The Maserati 8CTF Indianapolis record:
 YEAR DRIVER     ENTRANT                      RESULTS  CHASSIS  COMMENTS
 1939 Shaw       (Boyle Racing Headquarters)      1st    3032
 1940 Shaw       (Boyle Racing Headquarters)      1st    3032
 1940 Dreyfus    (Lucy O'Reilly Schell)           DNQ           Misunderstood qualifying rules.
 1940 Le Begue   (Lucy O'Reilly Schell)          10th 
 1941 Shaw       (Boyle Racing Headquarters)     18th    3032
 1941 Nalon      (Elgin Piston Pin)              15th 
 1941 Nalon      (Elgin Piston Pin)              26th 
 1946 Horn       (Boyle Racing Headquarters)      3rd    3032
 1946 Snowberger (Jim Hussey's/R.A. Cott)        12th    3030   
 1946 Andres     (Elgin Piston Pin)               4th    3031
 1947 Horn       (Bennett/H.C. Henning)           3rd    3032   Painted black/gold 
 1947 Snowberger (Federal Enqineering/R.A. Cott) 12th    3030
 1948 Horn       (Bennett/H.C. Henning)           4th    3032   Painted black/gold 
 1948 Russo      (Federal Engineering/R.A. Cott) 32th    3030
 1949 Wallard    (Indianapolis Cars)             23th    3032   Painted black 
 1949 Hanks      (Robert Flavell?)                DNQ    3030
 1950 Vukovich   (Indianapolis Cars)              DNQ    3032   Painted Black
 1950 Webb       (Fadely-Anderson/R.A. Cott)     20th    3030   Offenhauser 4.5L engine
 1951 McDowell   (W.J./Maserati Race Cars)       32th    3030   Offenhauser 4.5L engine
 1952 Sennett    (Joe Barzda)                     DNQ    3031    
 1953 ?          (Joe Barzda)                     DNQ    3031   
 1954 ?          (Joe Barzda)                     DNQ    3031            
  









Maserati 4C-1500 (a.k.a 4CM) (Voiturette)

Design: Maserati Engine: 4 cyl in-line 69 * 100mm 1496cc 2 valves/cyl Roots supercharger 130 BHP Transmission: 4 speed gearbox Chassis: channel section side members Suspension: Front: Semi elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers Rear: Semi elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers Dimensions: wheelbase: 240 cm track: 120/120 cm weight: 550 kg Year: 1932 13 cars built Victories: 1934
1 ADAC EIFELRENNEN (Voiturette) (Castelbarco) 1 MASARYKUV OKRUH (Voiturette) (Farina) 1935: 1 CIRCUITO DI BIELLA (4CS) (Voiturette) (Lurani) 1 CIRCUITO DI MODENA (Voiturette) (Berrone) 1937: 1 CAMPBELL TROPHY (Voiturette) (Rayson) 1 CIRCUITO DELLA SUPERBA (4CS) (Voiturette) (Marazza)







Maserati 4CM Speciale (Voiturette)

6CM chassis and 4C engine Design: Maserati Engine: 4 cyl in-line 69 * 100mm 1496cc 2 valves/cyl Roots supercharger 150 BHP Transmission: 4 speed gearbox Chassis: box section side members Suspension: Front: Double wishbones, torsion bars, friction dampers Rear: Semi-elliptic/quarter elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers Dimensions: wheelbase: 242 cm track: 122/122 cm weight: 635 kg Year: 1937 4 cars built 1938:
1 PRIX DE BERNE (Voiturette) (Hug) 1 GRAND PRIX DE LA BAULE (Voiturette) (Hug)







Maserati 6CM (Voiturette)

Design: Maserati Engine: 6 cyl in-line 65 * 75mm 1493cc 2 valves/cyl Roots supercharger 175 BHP Transmission: 4 speed gearbox Chassis: box section side members Suspension: Front: Double wishbones, torsion bars, friction dampers Rear: Semi-elliptic/quarter elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers Dimensions: wheelbase: 253 cm track: 122/122 cm weight: 650 kg Year: 1936 27 cars built Victories: 1936:
1 ADAC EIFELRENNEN (Voiturette) (Trossi) 1 CIRCUITO DI MILANO (Voiturette) (Trossi) 1 COPPA CIANO (Voiturette) (Trossi) 1 COPPA EDDA CIANO (Voiturette) (Trossi) 1 CIRCUITO DI MODENA (Voiturette) (Trossi) 1937: 1 COPPA PRINCIPESSA DI PIEMONTE (Voiturette) (Trossi) 1 GRAN PREMIO DI TRIPOLI (Voiturette) (Dreyfus) 1 TARGA FLORIO (Voiturette) (Severi) 1 GRAN PREMIO DI FIRENZE (Voiturette) (Dreyfus) 1 CIRCUITO DI MILANO (Voiturette) (Siena) 1 CIRCUITO DI SAN REMO (Voiturette) (Varzi) 1 COPPA ACERBO (Voiturette) (Rocco) 1 COPPA EDDA CIANO (Voiturette) (Trossi) 1 GRAND PRIX DE LA VILLE DE BRNO(Voiturette) (L Villoresi) 1 CIRCUIT OF CAMPIONE D'ITALIA (Voiturette) (Rocco) 1938: 1 GRAN PREMIO DI TRIPOLI (Voiturette) (Taruffi) 1 TARGA FLORIO (Voiturette) (Rocco) 1 COPPA PRINCIPESSA DI PIEMONTE (Voiturette) (Marazza) 1 GRAND PRIX d' ALBIGEOIS (Voiturette) (L Villoresi) 1 CIRCUIT OF VARESE (Voiturette) (Cortese) 1 COPPA ACERBO (Voiturette) (L Villoresi) 1 COPPA EDDA CIANO (Voiturette) (L Villoresi) 1 CIRCUITO DI MODENA (Voiturette) (Cortese) 1939: 1 SOUTH AFRICAN GRAND PRIX (Voiturette) (L Villoresi) 1 GROSVENOR GRAND PRIX (Voiturette) (Cortese) 1 TARGA FLORIO (Voiturette) (L Villoresi) 1 COUPE DE LA COMMISSION SPORTIF(Voiturette) (Hug) 1 CIRCUIT OF CARNARO (Voiturette) (L Villoresi) Variants:

Early model

More streamlined radiator type.


Wide bodied 1938 model
1939 model

Color variants: Scuderia Ambrosiana Scuderia Torino Süddeutsche (Berne 1938) Renngemainschaft









         
Tripoli 1939

Maserati 4CL (Voiturette)

Design: Maserati Engine: 4 cyl in-line 78 * 78 mm 1491cc 4 valves/cyl Roots supercharger 220 BHP Transmission: 4 speed gearbox Chassis: box section side members Suspension: Front: Double wishbones, torsion bars, friction dampers Rear: Quarter elliptic leaf springs, hydraulic dampers Dimensions: wheelbase: 254 cm track: 127/129 cm weight: 635 kg Year: 1939 9 cars built Victories: 1939:
1 COPPA PRINCIPESSA DI PIEMONTE (Voiturette) (Wakefield) 1 GRAND PRIX DE PICARDIE (Voiturette) (Wakefield) 1 GRAND PRIX d'ALBIGEOIS (Voiturette) (Wakefield) 1940: 1 TARGA FLORIO (Voiturette) (L Villoresi)

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