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Maserati 150S

Maserati 150S
Overview
Manufacturer Maserati
Also called Tipo 53
Production 1955-1957
Designer Vittorio Bellentani and Medardo Fantuzzi
Body and chassis
Body style no-door, two-seater
Layout FR layout
Powertrain
Engine 4CF2 1484.1 cc engine
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,550 mm (100 in)
Length 4,400 mm (170 in)
Width 1,804 mm (71.0 in)
Height 1,140 mm (45 in)
Chronology
Predecessor Maserati A6 GCS

Maserati 150S were twenty-seven[1] racing cars made by Maserati of Italy alongside the Maserati 200S, to take over for the aging Maserati A6 GCS racing variants.

The project Tipo 53, was initiated by Vittorio Bellentani (1953), and utilized the 4CF2 1484.1 cc engine (140 bhp @ 7500 rpm), initially tested in a boat of Liborio Guidotti (1954).[2][3] Maserati unveiled the 150S at the April 1950 Turin Motor Show.[4]

The first series had a Maserati 300S-inspired body developed by Celestino Fiandri and saw Jean Behra winning the halfsized 1000km Nürburgring (1955). A less rounded design by Medardo Fantuzzi followed (1956).

Most cars were sold to customers.[5] The 150 GT (1957) was one spider bodied by Medardo Fantuzzi, built on a Maserati 200S chassis.[6]

Literature

References

  1. ^ Il Tridente della Riscossa from maserati-alfieri.co.uk (last accessed April 27, 2007)
  2. ^ Timossi-Maserati Race boat from maserati-alfieri.co.uk (last accessed April 27, 2007)
  3. ^ Maserati 150S 1955 from 0-100.it (last accessed April 27, 2007)
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  5. ^ Maserati Tipo 150S from maserati.org.au (last accessed April 27, 2007)
  6. ^ One of a kind in Germany! from maserati-alfieri.co.uk (last accessed April 27, 2007)


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