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Maserati A6GCM – Widescreen Gallery

Submitted by on February 17, 2017

Maserati A6GCM

Images: Marcel Hundscheid of Speed-O-Graphica

Take a few minutes to hang out with the Maserati A6GCM, thanks to this widescreen gallery by Marcel Hundscheid of Speed-O-Graphica.

Maserati’s A6GCM single seater, developed by by Gioacchino Colombo and built by one of the Maserati brothers, Medardo Fantuzzi, is a rare treat to find on modern race tracks. Just twelve were built by the Italian manufacturer between 1951 and 1953. The car was originally used in Formula 1 and Formula 2 races, and its design is a combination of the earlier Maserati 4CLT/48 chassis, the 2-litre straight 6 engine of the Maserati A6GCS and newly-developed suspension.

The suspension was quite interesting at the time. It featured a double wishbone incorporated with a coil spring that was adapted for use with Houdaille shock absorbers.

The car was initially powered by a two-litre, six-cylinder motor utilising dual overhead cams and twelve valves, although later iterations featured a long-stroke 160 horsepower engine or a 180 horsepower short-stroke version. Weighting in at a featherweight 560 kilograms, the A6GCM could reach a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

Despite Maserati’s hard work, the car initially couldn’t quite match the Ferrari 500 F2. This would, however, change when Massimino introduced the new short-stroke 2.0 liter engine, giving the car 180 horses to run with. The Maserati A6GCM made 151 race starts, scored 23 podiums and claimed 6 Grand Prix victories.

Pictured here is chassis 2033 driven by Julia de Baldanza. Baldanza has competed at many prestigious events including the Goodwood Revival, Monaco Historic Grand Prix, Le Mans Classic, Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nürburgring and at Spa-Francorchamps.

Images: Marcel Hundscheid of Speed-O-Graphica

Maserati A6GCM

Maserati A6GCM

Maserati A6GCM

Maserati A6GCM

Maserati A6GCM

Maserati A6GCM

Maserati A6GCM

Maserati A6GCM

Maserati A6GCM

Maserati A6GCM

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