Maserati A6GCS Series II group S (1953)

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Chassis numbers here and here and here
Also called Maserati A6GCS/53


52 units built: 48 Fantuzzi spyders, 4 Pininfarina Berlinettas, 1 Frua spyder, (+60 Coupes for road use)

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Maserati A6 Testa Riportata 2.0, straight 6 cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine
1988cc, 76.5 x 72.0 mm
125 kW (170 HP) at 7,300 rpm
cast aluminium alloy block and crankcase with Dry cast iron liners
7 main bearings steel crankshaft
nickel-chrome steel connecting rods
gear driven DOHC, 2 valves/ cyl - 12 valves total
aspiration, natural with 3 x Weber 40 DCO/A3
Double ignition with Marelli ST65DTEM distributors
2 x 14mm spark plugs per cylinder (twin spark), Fimac electric fuel pumps
water cooled
dry sump, with scavenge pumps and 1 oil cooler, oil pressure 70 lb per sq in

4 speed manual gearbox
tubular chassis with 2main steel tubes, each of 3in diameter, swept inward at the front and up and over the rear axle, two main central cross members, each of 2.375in-diameter tube. Front cross member is a swept fabricated box section, the ends of which are jointed at the top by another 2.375in-diameter tube. A subsidiary framework of 1in-diameter tubes is welded to this basic structure and forms the basis of the body framing and bulkhead, as well as contributing to the rigidity of the whole frame. The remainder of the body framing (all of the steel tube, welded in position) is of 0.5in diameter.
front suspension, independent, double wishbones, helical springs, hydraulic Houdaille dampers, anti-roll bar
rear suspension, quarter-elliptic leaf springs supporting the live rear axle, radius rods, hydraulic Houdaille dampers, anti-roll bar
rack and pinion steering
drum brakes all around, front drum diameter 328x60 mm, rear drum diameter 290x50 mm
Length 3840 mm
Width 1530 mm
Height 860 mm
Wheelbase 2310 mm
Track front 1335 mm
Track rear 1220 mm
wheels, 4.50X16 Borrani
Tires front/rear, 6.00X16 Pirelli
Weight 740 kg (spyder), 830 kg (coupe)
fuel tank, 115 lt

Results in WSCC

Classification in 2.0 lt class is noted in brackets
Car entry, chassis number Car number/ result
Sebring Mille Miglia Le Mans Spa Nurb Tourist Trophy Carrera Pan
Team 12h 1600km 24h 24h 1000km
Officine Alfieri Maserati, 2043 #511, acci dent
Officine Alfieri Maserati, 2040 #525, 6th (1st) #20, eng ine
Officine Alfieri Maserati, 2049 (Vignale) #21, oil line
Officine Alfieri Maserati, 2050 #22, eng ine
Sergio Mantovani/ R. Palazzi, 2042 #512, 10th (2nd)
Total points
Works Starts/finishes 6/2 3/2 3/0
Drivers Team entries and car number
Officine Alfieri Maserati
Luigi Musso 511
O. Donatelli 511
Emilio Giletti 525 20
Guerino Bertocchi 525
Onofre Marimon 20
Hans Herrmann 21
Jack McAfee 21
Hermann Lang 22
Gianni Bertoni 22

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