1937 Maserati 6CMSOLD
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Chassis 1547 was originally supplied in 1937 to Englishman Austin Bobson, who campaigned the car that numerous events season including Donington and Phoenix Park. 1547 passed on to another Englishman, Mr A. Baring, who campaigned the car from 1946until 1948 including meeting such as Goodwood, The British Grand Prix and the St. Helier, Jersey Road Races to name a few.

In 1950 the car entered possibly one of the greatest collections of all time: "The Harrah Collection" in America, where she was to reside for over 35 years. Returning to England in 1985 the car was bought by Peter Hammen. Entrusted to the leading Maserati expect Sean Danaher, 1547 was carefully re-commissioned for historic racing, during this time the car was found to be in remarkable original condition, retaining its original engine, gearbox, axle, suspension, frame, and body panels.

Bought by the current owner in 1998, 1547 has continued to be maintained by Sean Danaher and has been highly successful in Historic Racing in recent years, winning the Shell Historic Challenge three years in a row from 2000 and again 2006, in that year winning Monaco Historics, The Goodwood Revival, and at Pau to name a few.

1547 is regarded as possibly one of the most original 6CM's in existence, being one of only a handful of 6CM's to still run with its original crankcase. Supplied with a current set of FIA papers, and a Certificate of Authenticity from Maserati, this is a rare opportunity to purchase one of the most fabulous Grand Prix Maserati's, which has a continuous and unblemished history

General Maserati 6CM History

The Maserati 6CM was a long stroke, undersquare design with 65mm bore and 75mm stroke giving 1,493cc displacement, the two two-valve heads are cast integrally with the cylinder bores, then bolted up to a lightweight Elektron crankcase casting with five main bearings for rigidity and reliability. The camshafts are driven by a gear train at the front of the engine. Also located at the front of the engine is the Roots supercharger, driven at engine speed off the nose of the crankshaft. The Memini carburettor is on the atmospheric side of the blower, which pushes a remarkable volume of air and fuel to the engine, operating at 1.2x atmospheric pressure, about 15.6psi boost. Power output was 155bhp when introduced in 1936 and climbed to an honest 175bhp, at 116.7 hp/litre.

The chassis is based upon established Maserati developments, based upon boxed longitudinal frame numbers, it includes the torsion-bar independent in Nuvolari's 8C-34 and the V8RI with Maserati-built friction shocks at the front of the torsion bars, the rear a conventional live axle suspended on semi-elliptical leaf springs reaching a highly satisfactory compromise among reliability, predictable handling and road holding Huge finned drum brakes harness the engine's power and the 6CM's 143 mph top speed, while Medardo Fantuzzi created for the 6CM one of the most beautiful, streamlined evocative bodies.

Reference Number 5468

as of 12/19/2006

Car 1937 Maserati 6CM
VIN 1547 
Exterior / Interior Color      Black /      Black 
Configuration Central Steering 
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