1960 Maserati Tipo 61 "Birdcage"
|Written by Thor Thorson|
|Saturday, 31 July 2010 16:00|
They're simply too basic, too brutal. The 2.9 liter four will rattle your fillings out and this car is far too fragile to use anywhere but the track
Although Maserati had enjoyed competition success with its championship-winning 250F Grand Prix car, the Modenese company soon found itself in dire financial straits.
With the introduction and sales success of the road-going 3500GT, however, the company's health improved drastically, prompting a renewed interest in creating a sports car that could be raced, not by the factory, but by privateers.