Maserati 1953

A6G 2000 (R6 cyl, 1954 cm³, 100 cv) - end of prod. (1951-53 - 18 ex.)


Maserati A6G z nadwoziem Frua

The public's response to the 2-litre A6G was poor and the project proved unsuccessful for Maserati. The car was too expensive and lacked a little in performance when compared to the 12-cylinder cars being produced not too far away at Maranello. Its saving grace being the elegant designs produced by the likes of Pinin Farina, Frua and Vignale.
Models A6G CS are built on short race cars chassis.


Maserati A6G CS Pinin Farina


A6GCS Spyder Vignale


A6GCS by Frua


A6GCS Spyder Vignale

 

A6G CS (R6 cyl, 1979 cm³, 130 cv) - end of prod. (1947-53 - 15 ex.)
A6G CM (R6 cyl, 1959 cm³, 197 cv) - end of prod. (1951-53 - 12 ex.)
A6G CS/53 (R6 cyl, 1986 cm³, 170 cv) - new model

Victories:

2nd Targa Florio #98 A6 GCS/53 Giletti
3rd Targa Florio #66 A6 GCS/53 Mantovani/Fangio
1st Giro dell'Umbria Musso

World Sportscar Championship entries:

Sebring 12 Hours 08.03.1953 Entrant: Results:
# gen. class
48 A6GCS Koster / Daponte Koster dsq S2.0 -
64 A6GCS von Schoenfeld/Soulas von Schoenfeld 26th S2.0 3rd
 
   Mille Miglia 26.04.1953 Results:
 # chassis Entrant: gen. class
503 A6GCS #2008 Pagliarini / Parmigiani dnf S2.0 -
511 A6GCS/53 #2043 Donatelli / Musso Maserati acc. S2.0 -
512 A6GCS/53 #2042 Mantovani / Palazzi 10th S2.0 2nd
525 A6GCS/53 #2040 Giletti / Bertocchi 6th S2.0 1st
 
1000km Nürgurgring 30.08.1953 Results:
# chassis gen. class
20 A6GCS/53 Giletti / Marimo Maserati ret. S -
21 A6GCS/53 #2049 Herrmann / McAfee Maserati ret. S -
22 A6GCS/53 Bertoni / Lang Maserati ret. S -

Other entries:

  Targa Florio entries: (14.05.1953) Scuderia: Results:
#32 A6 GCS/53 Musso Maserati 11th -
#40 A6 GCS/53 Fangio Maserati dns -
#66 A6 GCS/53 Mantovani / Fangio Maserati 3rd -
#98 A6 GCS/53 Giletti Maserati 2nd -


Targa Florio.


A6 GCS


A6 GCS/53 driven by Luigi Musso.

 

Drugie (Fangio) i trzecie (Gonzales) miejsce w GP Francji.
Zwycięstwo (Fangio) w GP Włoch.
Trzecie miejsce (Gonzales) w GP Belgii.
Drugie miejsce (Fangio) w GP Anglii.
Drugie miejsce (Fangio) w GP Niemiec.
Trzecie miejsce (Gonzales) w GP Argentyny.
Trzecie miejsce (Gonzales) w GP Holandii.


Juan Manuel Fangio at British GP.


Emmanuel De Graffenried at Goodwood.


 


A6G CM with Froilan Gonzalez at British GP.

RACING REVIEW, 1953

THE season of 1953 will take its place in the history of motor racing as a vintage year, a fitting ending to the outgoing Formula II, for in that season not only did the major teams discover even more power from their unsupercharged 2-litre engines, but the six-cylinder, 12-plug Maserati which, for the first time, challenged the Ferrari in the Italian Grand Prix of 1952, found such new reliability and improved fuel consumption that Ferraris were no longer supreme and virtually unassailable. And in addition to this new challenge, which at last disrupted the pattern of a Ferrari procession in the lead at race after race, the season will be ever memorable for two of the most sensational races ever run-again due to the new speed of the Maserati. In the French Grand Prix, on a circuit yet again revised to produce higher lap speeds, the British driver, Mike Hawthorn, won the event with a Ferrari by just one second from Fangio's Maserati after a duel which lasted 130 miles, while the two drivers raced wheel to wheel or nose to tail, now one, now the other, leading. And the Italian Grand Prix which, with the cancellation of the Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona, brought the season to a close, was even more dramatic. From start to finish, for 312 miles, the four leading cars were rarely more than three or four seconds apart-two Maseratis matched against two Ferraris, and what the former seemed to lack in brakes and road holding, they more than countered by slightly higher speed and a devastating performance in third gear. Latest reports give for the Maserati an output of 207-210 b.h.p. as against 190-195 b.h.p. for the Ferrari.