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Submitted by on February 2, 2012

The Tipo 250

A winning combination of tremendous speed and timeless beauty, the Maserati 250F was the drive of choice for the likes of Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss in the mid-1950s. These days it is remembered as one of the sport’s greatest machines.

Estimating a 250F’s current market value is difficult, but buying one now would almost certainly require a number of millions.

The Tipo 250, on the other hand, is a little more attainable. A beautifully hand-crafted bespoke replica of the original 250F, the Tipo 250 is useable, reliable and even road-registerable (depending on where you’re located).

It gets its grunt from a BMW M20 2.5 litre straight six running three Weber carburettors and sitting in a steel tubular space frame surrounded by lovely aluminium alloy bodywork. Each car is hand built to order, so if the standard specs aren’t to your liking you’re free to collaborate with the team to build the car that suits you.

Check it out at the Tipo 250 website here.

Photos via Tipo 250

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