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 S -
21 A6GCS/53 #2049 Herrmann / McAfee Maserati S -
22 A6GCS/53 Bertoni / Lang Maserati 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.

Formula 1 Victories:

3rd Argentine GP #4 A6GCM-53 González
3rd Dutch GP #16 A6GCM-53 Bonetto/González
3rd Belgian GP #28 A6GCM-53 Marimón
2nd French GP #18 Fangio
3rd French GP #20 González
2nd British GP #23 Fangio
2nd German GP #5 Fangio
1st Italian GP #50 Fangio
 
2nd F1 Drivers Championship Fangio

Other GP Victories:

1st Syracuse Toulo de Graffenried
1st Lavant Cup Toulo de Graffenried

Formula 1 Championship entries:

Argentine GP 18.01.1953 (round 1)
# Engine: Entrant: Result:
2 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Juan Manuel Fangio Officine Alfieri Maserati
4 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 José Froilán González Officine Alfieri Maserati 3rd
6 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Felice Bonetto Officine Alfieri Maserati
8 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Oscar Alfredo Gálvez Officine Alfieri Maserati 5th
 
Dutch GP 07.06.1953 (round 3)
# Engine: Entrant: Result:
12 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Juan Manuel Fangio Officine Alfieri Maserati
14 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 José Froilán González Officine Alfieri Maserati
16 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Felice Bonetto Officine Alfieri Maserati 3rd
18 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Toulo de Graffenried Enrico Platé 5th
 
Belgian GP 21.06.1953 (round 4)
# Engine: Entrant: Result:
2 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 José Froilán González Officine Alfieri Maserati
4 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Juan Manuel Fangio Officine Alfieri Maserati
6 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Johnny Claes Officine Alfieri Maserati acc.
28 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Onofre Marimón Officine Alfieri Maserati 3rd
30 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Toulo de Graffenried Emmanuel de Graffenried 4th
 
French GP 05.07.1953 (round 5)
# Engine: Entrant: Result:
18 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Juan Manuel Fangio Officine Alfieri Maserati 2nd
20 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 José Froilán González Officine Alfieri Maserati 3rd
22 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Onofre Marimón Officine Alfieri Maserati 9th
24 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Felice Bonetto Officine Alfieri Maserati
46 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Toulo de Graffenried Emmanuel de Graffenried 7th
 
British GP 18.07.1953 (round 6)
# Engine: Entrant: Result:
23 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Juan Manuel Fangio Officine Alfieri Maserati 2nd
24 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 José Froilán González Officine Alfieri Maserati 4th
25 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Felice Bonetto Officine Alfieri Maserati 6th
26 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Onofre Marimón Officine Alfieri Maserati
31 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Toulo de Graffenried Emmanuel de Graffenried
 
German GP 02.08.1953 (round 7)
# Engine: Entrant: Result:
5 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Juan Manuel Fangio Officine Alfieri Maserati 2nd
7 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Felice Bonetto Officine Alfieri Maserati 4th
8 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Onofre Marimón Officine Alfieri Maserati
17 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Toulo de Graffenried Emmanuel de Graffenried 5th
 
Swiss GP 23.08.1953 (round 8)
# Engine: Entrant: Result:
4 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Chico Landi Escuderia Bandeirantes
30 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Bonetto/Fangio Officine Alfieri Maserati
32 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Fangio/Bonetto Officine Alfieri Maserati 4th
34 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Hermann Lang Officine Alfieri Maserati 5th
36 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Onofre Marimón Officine Alfieri Maserati
42 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Toulo de Graffenried Emmanuel de Graffenried
 
Italian GP 13.09.1953 (round 9)
# Engine: Entrant: Result:
42 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Chico Landi Scuderia Milano
44 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Prince Bira Scuderia Milano 11th
50 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Juan Manuel Fangio Officine Alfieri Maserati 1st
52 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Felice Bonetto Officine Alfieri Maserati
54 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Onofre Marimón Officine Alfieri Maserati acc.
56 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Mantovani /Musso Officine Alfieri Maserati 7th
58 A6GCM-53 Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 Toulo de Graffenried Emmanuel de Graffenried

 

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.


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.