1961 Maserati Tipo 60/61 'Birdcage'

Crosthwaite & Gardiner

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1961
  • Mileage 
    5 000 km / 3 107 mi
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Performance 
    300 BHP / 305 PS / 224 kW
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd

Description

Fantastic Typo 61
Light, powerfull
New Engine
Car is absolutely perfect , road legal

The Maserati Tipo 60/61 (commonly referred to as the Maserati Birdcage) are a series of sports racing cars produced between 1959 and 1961 by Italian automobile manufacturer Maserati for privateers racing in sports car events including the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the 2-litre and 3-litre racing category.[2] It used an intricate tubular space frame chassis, containing about 200 chro-moly steel tubes welded together, arranged triangular formation at high stress areas of the chassis, hence the nickname "Birdcage".[1] This method of construction provided a more rigid and, at the same time, lighter chassis than other racing cars of the time.[1]

By recessing the windscreen base into the bodywork, Maserati was able to reduce the effect of new Le Mans rules demanding a tall windscreen. The Camoradi team became famous racing the Tipo 61