The new A6G 54 has virtually the same chassis as the previous model. The engine is derived from the formula two racer with modified valve timing gear (chain), lubrication system (no dry oil sump) etc. In-line six cylinder unit has two spark plugs per cylinder producing 150 bhp.
Only 16 of the A6G 2000 were built with bodies by Vignale, Frua, Pinin Farina and Zagato.
crossed to the Maserati stand, where, typical of the Maserati
organisation this season, a man was busy finishing off the stand
decorations even though the Show had been open for three days.
Spaciously displayed were three cars in bright red that would make
the most blasé enthusiast sag at the knees. On the left was
a two-seater A6GCS sports model exactly as raced by numerous
Continental drivers, with no fancy Motor Show frills, just stark
reality, while on the right was a similar chassis fitted with a
Pinin Farina coupe body, again purely functional and looking as
though it was on the starting line at Le Mans. In the centre was a
250/F1 single-seater, the latest to be built and due to be driven
at Barcelona by Harry Schell. it was brand new and had obviously
not been run at all, and it was interesting to see that the gaggle
of oil pipes from the rear-mounted tank had been cleaned up
considerably since the Monza race, the delivery and return pipes
now being in a neat conduit that passes through the base of the
riveted aluminium fuel tank. Nicely spaced out with lists of
successes in both racing and sports categories, the Maserati
exhibits were pur sang personified.
A6GCS Berlinetta Pinin Farina
Drugie miejsce (Musso) w Targa Florio (I).
Trzecie miejsce (Musso) w Mille Miglia (I).
Zwycięstwo (Mantovani) w Coppa d'Oro Delle Dolomiti (I).
Drugie miejsce (Musso) w GP Hiszpanii.
Potrójne zwycięstwo (Musso) (Bira) (Schell) w GP Pescara (I).
Zwycięstwo (Fangio) w GP Belgii.
Trzecie miejsce (Marimon) w GP Anglii.
Zwycięstwo (Fangio) w GP Argentyny.
Fangio at GP Belgium.
Stirling Moss driving the 250F
Maurice Trintignant and Harry Schell (Ferrari) at Spanish GP.
Stirling Moss at Silverstone International Trophy.
OTHER MODELS: SPORT (Coupe 2-Dr.); A6G 2000; 6 cyl; 100 bhp @ 5500 rpm; 99 4/10 in WB; 2100 lbs.
Descended from a long line of pedigree sports-racing and sports-touring cars, the latest 2-litre Maserati A-6-GCS is now the top contender in Class E (1500 to 2000 cc) US sports car competition. The oversquare, twin overhead camshaft engine with three dual-Weber carburetors, is in reality the 1953 Formula II Grand Prix racing power unit, suitably detuned for more versatile use. The close-ratio four-speed gearbox is supplied by a separate oil pump, Grand Prix fashion, and the brakes are essentially those of the Formula II machine. Restyled bodywork now features a different grille, and fenders integral with the sides (as required at Le Mans) in place of the zeus-fastened separate fenders on the 1953 model. Modifications to the chassis frame and front end have resulted in a slight weight increase over last year, but the engine is claimed to develop more power. Only two of these costly, rather stark 1954 machines have so far been imported into the US, but there are customers waiting. Productive capacity of the Maserati Works is limited to some 60 sports and 12 racing cars per year, and the firm has its own bodyshop where every panel is hand-made. However, established custom coachbuilders (Vignale, Bertone) also are called upon-especially for bodies on the A6G, single-cam sports chassis. In the making is a four-cylinder, 1½-litre, twin-cam sports-racing car, slanted directly at the American market.