Go to Ultimatecarpage.com

 sport Ultimatecarpage.com  > Cars by brand  > Italy  > Maserati
Racing cars  > Other Sportscars
     Tipo 61 Birdcage
Car search:
Quick Advanced 
Cars statistics: 6372 cars, 502 makes, 41232 images; Events statistics: 308 reports, 62219 images; Forum statistics: 92,774 members, 44,378 topics; more...


  Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage
 

  Article Image gallery (259) Chassis (12) 2461 Specifications User Comments (3)  
Click here to open the Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage  gallery   
Country of origin:Italy
Produced from:1959 - 1960
Numbers built:16
Designed by:Giulio Alfieri
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:January 05, 2015
Download: All images
Chassis: 2461
After serving as a spare for the Sebring 12 Hours, this Tipo 61 was entered for the 1960 Nürburgring 1000 km by Camoradi for Stirling Moss and Dan Gurney. They won the race outright, scoring the Birdcage's first prominent international victory. It was then modified with a long tail for Le Mans, where it failed to reach the finish. Its final Camoradi outing came in August when Joakim Bonnier finished second in the Swedish Grand Prix. Chassis 2461 was then sold to Alan Connell, who later replaced the four-cylinder engine with a slightly larger Ferrari V12. During the early 1970s, it was acquired by the Honourable Patrick Lindsay, who had a replacement four-cylinder engine fitted and raced it in historic until it was crashed badly. A replacement chassis was required due to the extent of the damages. During the process as much of the original chassis as possible was incorporated, including the front and rear suspension, the frame uprights, the brakes, the cowl, the brakes and transaxle components. Still under construction, the car was acquired by an American collector, who completed the work fitting a new body following original design as used by Moss and Gurney at the Nürburgring. In 1986, it joined the stable of Hartmut Ibing, who at one point also owned chassis 2451, which was another Camoradi car. Restored once more, it was campaigned in historic events by Ibing until 1999 when it was acquired by a Belgian collector and historic racer. Half a decade later, the car returned to North America, where it was entrusted to Reilly & Co. for another comprehensive restoration. It has since been regularly campaigned in historic events until it was sold at auction in 2013.

Chassis details
Major wins
1960 Nurburgring 1000 km (Dan Gurney / Stirling Moss)
Appearances
Most recent auction(s)

2013 Monterey Auctions 2013 Monterey Auctions 2012 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2012 Monterey Motorsports Reunion
2012 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2011 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2011 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2011 Monterey Motorsports Reunion
2011 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2009 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2009 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2009 Monterey Historic Automobile Races
2008 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2008 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2007 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2007 Monterey Historic Automobile Races
2007 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2006 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2006 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2006 Monterey Historic Automobile Races
2006 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2006 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2006 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2006 Monterey Historic Automobile Races
2006 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2006 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2006 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2006 Monterey Historic Automobile Races
2006 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2006 Monterey Historic Automobile Races

  Article Image gallery (259) Chassis (12) 2461 Specifications User Comments (3)