1950 Maserati A6

1500 Coupe

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1950
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Black
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
Padova Fiera
Padova, Italy

Italy

Saturday 25th October 2008

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

The revival of sporting activity in Italy after the Second World War, as far as motor sport was concerned, was a rather slow process. In desperate need of repair, the road network and the few permanent circuits like Monza were reduced to a pitiful state. The few pre-war race cars remaining were showing their years, in spite of the efforts of enthusiasts and owners who had rescued them from the horrors of war. Understandably, energies and resources were concentrated on activities of greater social and economic importance.
If Maserati initially threw its efforts towards sports cars it was because of necessity rather than choice. In the years leading up to the war, plans were drafted for a six cylinder, normally aspirated, 1.5 litre engine. This was derived directly from that of the supercharged 6CM