Maserati 1954

A6G 54 (R6 cyl, 1985 cm³, 150 cv) - new model


A6G Allemano

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.

I 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.
(Paris report)

 


A6GCS Berlinetta Pinin Farina

 

 

A6G CS/53 (R6 cyl, 1986 cm, 170 cv)
250F (R6 cyl, 2494 cm) - new model
250S (R6 cyl, 2494 cm) - new model

Formula 1 Championship victories:

1st Argentinian GP #2 Fangio
1st Belgian GP #26 Fangio
3rd Belgian GP #22 Moss
3rd British GP #33 Marimon
2nd Spanish GP #14 Musso

Non-Championship victories:

1st Pescara GP Musso
2nd Pescara GP Bira
3rd Pescara GP Schell

Formula 1 Championship entries:

Argentine GP 17.01.1954 (round 1)
# Engine: Entrant: Result:
2 Juan Manuel Fangio 1st
4 Onofre Marimón ret.
6 Luigi Musso ret.
8 Prince Bira 7th
28 Harry Schell Harry Schell 6th
30 A6GCM Maserati A6 2.0 L6 Toulo de Graffenried Emmanuel de Graffenried 8th
32 Roberto Mieres Roberto Mieres ret.
34 A6GCM Maserati A6 2.0 L6 Jorge Daponte Jorge Daponte ret.
36 A6GCM Maserati A6 2.0 L6 Carlos Menditeguy Onofre Marimón ret.
 
Belgian GP 20.06.1954 (round 3)
# Engine: Entrant: Result:
20 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 Prince Bira Prince Bira 6th
22 Juan Manuel Fangio 1st
24 Roberto Mieres Roberto Mieres ret.
26 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 Stirling Moss Moss 3rd
28 Onofre Marimón ret.
30 Sergio Mantovani 7th
 
French GP 04.07.1954 (round 4)
# Engine: Entrant: Result:
10 Alberto Ascari ret.
12 Onofre Marimón ret.
14 Luigi Villoresi 5th
16 Roberto Mieres Roberto Mieres ret.
42 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 Ken Wharton Owen Racing Organisation ret.
44 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 Roy Salvadori Gilby Engineering ret.
46 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 Prince Bira Prince Bira 4th
48 Harry Schell Harry Schell ret.
 
British GP 17.07.1954 (round 5)
# Engine: Entrant: Result:
3 Harry Schell Harry Schell 12th
4 Roberto Mieres Roberto Mieres 4th
5 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 Roy Salvadori Gilby Engineering ret.
6 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 Bira / Flockhart Prince Bira acc.
7 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 Stirling Moss Moss ret.
8 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 Ken Wharton Owen Racing Organisation 8th
31 Alberto Ascari ret.
32 Villoresi / Ascari ret.
33 Onofre Marimón 3rd
 
German GP 01.08.1954 (round 6)
# Engine: Entrant: Result:
5 Luigi Villoresi dns
6 Onofre Marimón dns
7 Sergio Mantovani 5th
8 Roberto Mieres Roberto Mieres ret.
14 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 Prince Bira Prince Bira ret.
15 Harry Schell Harry Schell 7th
16 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 Stirling Moss Moss ret.
17 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 Ken Wharton Owen Racing Organisation dns
 
Swiss GP 22.08.1954 (round 7)
# Engine: Entrant: Result:
18 Ken Wharton Owen Racing Organisation 6th
28 Sergio Mantovani 5th
30 Roberto Mieres 4th
32 Stirling Moss ret.
34 Harry Schell ret.
 
Italian GP 05.09.1954 Monza (round 8)
# Engine: Entrant: Result:
8 Jorge Daponte Jorge Daponte 11th
18 Sergio Mantovani 9th
20 Luigi Musso ret.
22 Luigi Villoresi ret.
24 Roberto Mieres ret.
26 Louis Rosier 8th
28 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 Stirling Moss Moss 10th
20 A6GCM Maserati A6 2.0 L6 Giovanni de Riu Giovanni de Riu dns
 
Spanish GP 24.10.1954 Pedralbes (round 9)
# Engine: Entrant: Result:
8 Stirling Moss ret.
10 Roberto Mieres 4th
12 Sergio Mantovani ret.
14 Luigi Musso 2nd
16 Paco Godia 6th
18 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 Prince Bira Prince Bira 9th
22 A6GCM Maserati A6 2.0 L6 Graffenried/Volonterio Emmanuel de Graffenried ret.
24 Harry Schell Harry Schell ret.
26 Louis Rosier Ecurie Rosier 7th
28 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 Ken Wharton Owen Racing Organisation 8th

 


Fangio at GP Belgium.


250F


Stirling Moss driving the 250F


Italian GP, Monza. Stirling Moss in the Maserati 250F chased by Alberto Ascari (Ferrari 625).


Maurice Trintignant and Harry Schell (Ferrari) at Spanish GP.


250F


Stirling Moss at Silverstone International Trophy.
 

Victories:

1st Coppa d'Oro Delle Dolomiti Mantovani
2nd Targa Florio #60 A6 GCS/53 Musso
3rd Mille Miglia #500 A6GCS/53 Musso / Zocca

F.I.A. World Sports Car Championship entries:

1000 km Buenos Aires 24.01.1954 (round 1) Results:
# chassis Entrant: gen. class
42 A6GCS McKnought/Eager McKnought acc. S2.0 -
54 A6GCS/53 #2040 Giletti / Musso 6th S3.0 4th
56 A6GCS/53 Musso/de Graffenried dna S2.0 -
 
Sebring 12 Hours 07.03.1954 (round 2) Results:
# chassis Entrant: gen. class
40 A6GCS/53 Musso / Gatta ret. S2.0 -
42 A6GCS #2053 McKnought/Eager McKnought acc. S2.0 -
 
Mille Miglia 02.05.1954 (round 3)  Results:
# chassis Entrant: gen. class
453 A6GCS Scarlatti dnf S2.0 -
500 A6GCS/53 #2078 Musso / Zocca 3rd S2.0 2nd
506 A6GCS #2067 Venezian / Orlandi 5th S2.0 3rd
514 A6GCS/53 Bosisio / Ercole dnf S2.0 -
519 A6GCS #2049 Mancini / Dal Cin acc. S2.0 -
521 A6GCS #2068 Lampertico / Tescari dnf S2.0 -
522 A6GCS #2050 Bertoni / Sandoli ret. S2.0 -
525 A6GCS #2069 Ferraguti / Gualdi dnf S2.0 -
527 A6GCS #2066 Cacciari dnf S2.0 -
537 A6GCS 2.5 Mantovani / Palazzi ret. S+2.0 -
 
  24h Le Mans 13.06.1954 (round 4) Results: Perf.
index
# chassis Entrant: gen. class
28 A6GCS #2076 de Portago/Tomasi ret. - -
 
Tourist Trophy 11.09.1954 (round 5) Results:
# gen. class
23 A6GCS/53 Davis / Gould Gilby Eng. nc S2.0 -
56 A6GCS/53 #2074 Bellucci / Scarlatti ret. S2.0 -
57 A6GCS/53 #2078 Musso / Mantovani 5th S2.0 1st
58 A6GCS/53 #2061 Perdisa / Musy dsq S2.0 -

Other entries: 

  Targa Florio 30.03.1954 Results:
#     gen. category class
60 A6 GCS/53 Musso 2nd 2nd - sport 1st - 1101-2000
62 A6 GCS/53 Scarlatti ret. - -
64 A6 GCS/53 Bellucci 4th 4th - sport 2nd - 1101-2000

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.


A6GCS


A6GCS


2nd at Targa Florio Maserati A6 GCS/53 (Luigi Musso).