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  Maserati 300S
 

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced from:1955 - 1958
Numbers built:27
Designed by:Fantuzzi
Successor:Maserati 450S
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:November 10, 2014
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Engine
Configuration Straight 6
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction light alloy block and head
Displacement 2,991 cc / 182.5 cu in
Bore / Stroke 84.0 mm (3.3 in) / 90.0 mm (3.5 in)
Compression 9.5:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Camshaft Gear driven
Fuel feed 3 Weber 42 DCO3 Carburettors
Ignition Twin Spark
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 260 bhp / 194 KW @ 6,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 87 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body aluminium
Chassis small-diameter, steel tubular frame
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over hydraulic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension DeDion axle, transverse semi-elliptic leaf spring, hydraulic Houdaille shock absorbers
Steering worm-and-sector
Brakes (fr/r) hydraulic drums
Gearbox ZF 4 speed Manual
Clutch Dry, multi-plate
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 780 kilo / 1,720 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,150 mm (163.4 in) / 1,450 mm (57.1 in) / 980 mm (38.6 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,310 mm (90.9 in) / 1,300 mm (51.2 in) / 1,250 mm (49.2 in)
Fuel tank 170 Litre (44.9 Gallon US / 37.4 Gallon Imperial)
Wheels 5 x 16
Tyres (fr/r) 6 x 16 / 6.5 x 16

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.33 bhp / kg
Top Speed 290 km/h (180 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1956 Buenos Aires 1000 km (Stirling Moss / Carlos Mediteguy in 3054)
1956 Nurburgring 1000 km (Piero Taruffi / Harry Schell / Jean Behra / Stirling Moss in 3059)

Auctions
Past sales

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Maserati, the Grand Prix and Sports cars, model by model 1926-2003, by Maurizio Tabucchi
  • Maserati, a complete history from 1926 to present, by Luigi Orsi and Franco Zagari
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