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




Maserati

Maserati Tipo 26B

2 seater, Grand Prix 1.5 litre / Formula Libre
Design:Alfieri Maserati
Engine:8 cyl in-line, 62 * 82 mm = 1980 cc, 2 valves/cyl, Roots supercharger, 145 bhp@5300 rpm
Transmission:4 speed gearbox
Chassis:channel section side members
Suspension:front: leaf springs with friction dampers
rear: rigid axle, longitudinal leaf springs with friction dampers
Dimensions:wheelbase: 265 cm, track: 134/136 cm, weight: 722 kg
Year:1927, 6 cars built + 2 extra engines


Victories:
1928
1. Coppa EtnaBorzacchini





Maserati Maserati

Maserati Tipo 26M (8C-2500)

2 seater, Formula Libre / Grand Prix 750 kg
Design:Maserati
Engine:8 cyl in-line, 65 * 94 mm = 2495 cc, 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


Victories:
1930
1. Reale Premio di RomaArcangeli
1. Coppa CianoFagioli
1. Coppa AcerboVarzi
1. Gran Premio di MonzaVarzi
1. Gran Premio de San SebastianVarzi
1931
1. Gran Premio di MonzaFagioli (2800cc)
1. Mountain ChampionshipBirkin
1933
1. Mountain ChampionshipStraight
1934
1. Grand Prix d´AlbigeoisFeatherstonhaugh





Maserati
Maserati
Maserati

Maserati V4 "Sedici Cilindri"

2 seater, 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


Victories:
1930
1. Gran Premio di Tripoli Borzacchini
1931
1. Reale Premio di Roma E. Maserati





Maserati

Maserati V5 "Sedici Cilindri"

2 seater, Formula Libre
Design:Maserati
Engine:2 * 8 cyl in line, 69 * 82 mm = 4905cc, Roots supercharger 330 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: 990 kg
Year:1932


Victories:
1932
1. Reale Premio di Roma Fagioli





Maserati

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
hydraulic brakes
Year:1931-33, 4 cars built


Victories:
1933
1. Grand Prix de l'A.C.D.F. Campari





Maserati

Maserati 8CM

Grand Prix 750 kg
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
hydraulic brakes
Year:1933-34, 16? cars built


Victories:
1933
1. Grand Prix de BelgiqueNuvolari
1. Coppa CianoNuvolari
1. Grand Prix de NiceNuvolari
1934
1. JCC International Trophy (Handicap) Straight
1. Grand Prix de PicardieFalchetto
1. Grand Prix de DieppeÉtancelin
1. Grand Prix DE l´U.M.F.Falchetto
1. Donington Park TrophyStraight
1. Mountain ChampionshipStraight
1. Circuito di ModenaNuvolari
1. Circuito di NapoliNuvolari
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

Maserati
Maserati
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

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Maserati
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

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Maserati
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

Maserati
Maserati
3009 and 3015 were bought by Nelly Braillard for her brother Louis and Robert Brunet. Cars raced by Brunet, Sommer and Falchetto in 1934. Cars were first white/red (like 3008/3022 above) and later repainted blue. One of the cars was rebuilt with a higher tail.
 
3009 went to Luigi Soffietti in 1935.
 
One of the cars sold to Graf Festetics in 1937.

3010

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

3011
3012
3016

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Maserati
Maserati
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

Maserati 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

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

3019
3020

Maserati
Maserati
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

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

Maserati Tipo 6C-34

Grand Prix 750 kg
Design:Ernesto Maserati
Engines:6 cyl in-line, 84 * 100mm = 3226cc, 2 valves/cyl, Roots supercharger, 260 bhp
6 cyl in-line 84 * 112mm = 3724cc, 2 valves/cyl, Roots supercharger
Transmission:4 speed gearbox
Chassis:channel section side members
Suspension:front: leaf springs with friction dampers, 1935: torsion bar
rear: rigid axle, longitudinal leaf springs with friction dampers
Dimensions:wheelbase: 256 cm, track: 133/130 cm, weight: 748 kg
Year:1934-35 (introduced at 1934 Italian GP), 5 cars built

Chassis Log:

CHASSISCOMMENTS

3023

Maserati 3023 was sold to Gino Rovere in December 1934 and raced by Farina in 1935.

3025
3026

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Maserati
3025 was delivered to Scuderia Subalpina in March 1935. 3026 was listed as works car and then delivered to Scuderia Subalpina in April 1935.

The cars were raced by Etancelin and Zehender during the 1935 season.

Note: The color of the Scuderia Subalpina logo is pure speculation.

3028

Maserati Reported to have been delivered to Jose de Villapadierna on 1 September 1935. However, it looks like Villapadierna had the car as early as June 1935 and that it in fact was transferred to Scuderia Subalpina on 1 September.

Raced by Villapadierna and Lehoux.

3029

Maserati Sold to Nicola Borrelli in September 1935. Probably sold on to Lazlo Hartmann.

3024 was the engine for Hans Rüesch's 8CM 3022 (see above).
3701 was the engine for Tazio Nuvolari's 8CM 3018 (see above).






Maserati

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, electrically 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 Etancelin





Maserati

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

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

Voiturette 1.5 litre
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 (Voiturette) Lurani
1. Circuito di Modena (Voiturette) Berrone
1937
1. Campbell Trophy (Voiturette) Rayson
1. Circuito Della Superba (Voiturette) Marazza





Maserati

Maserati 4CM Speciale

Voiturette 1.5 litre
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

6CM chassis and 4C engine

Victories:
1938
1. Prix de Berne (Voiturette) Hug
1. Grand Prix de la Baule (Voiturette) Hug





Maserati

Maserati 6CM

Voiturette 1.5 litre
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:
Maserati
Early model
Maserati
More streamlined radiator type.
Maserati
Maserati
Wide bodied 1938 model
Maserati
1939 model


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





Maserati

          Maserati
Tripoli 1939

Maserati 4CL

Voiturette 1.5 litre
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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