1962 OSCA Tipo 1600

GT2 Fissore Coupe

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1962
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

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Thursday 4th December 2008

In 1937, due to economic depression, the Maserati brothers were forced to sell their company and the rights to the use of the Maserati name to the wealthy Orsi family. However, they stayed on under the terms of a 10 year employment contract. When the 1947 expiration date approached, the Maseratis left the Modena factory without a word of discussion on either side.

As soon as they could they set up space in a corner of the original Maserati works in Bologna, where the brothers had originated their business back in 1926. They set about designing a completely new car from a clean sheet of paper. The new company was named ‘Officine Specializzate Costruzioni Automobili - Fratelli Maserati SpA‘, and so the legend that became OSCA was born, launching the Maserati brothers into their greatest commercial success.

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