Coys Auction - The Spirit of Motoring
Berkshire SL5 7JX
Saturday 3 October 2009
Registration Number: EU registered Chassis Number: 118SA023959
Between the wars, the Modena based Maserati brothers gained a first class reputation as suppliers of racing cars to the privateer. 1938 saw the sale of their eponymous company to Industrialist Adolfo Orsi. To their discontent, Orsi’s son Omer, was pressing for the construction of road cars. Towards the end of 1947, their service contract completed, the three surviving brothers went off to form O.S.C.A. (English translation: Special Organisation for the Construction of Automobiles) in nearby Bologna. Never more than 30 cars a year were built consisting of mainly small engined sports racing cars. There was an outright victory at the 1954 Sebring 24hrs and numerous class wins at Le Mans and in the Mille Miglia.
At the 1955 Geneva Motorshow Fiat introduced a convertible based on the new 1100 Saloon. Pinin Farina