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  Maserati 250F T2 'Lightweight'

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced in:1957
Numbers built:3 Lightweight cars for 1957
Designed by:Giulio Alfieri and Medardo Fantuzzi for Maserati
Predecessor:Maserati 250F
Successor:Maserati 250F T3 'Piccolo'
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:February 05, 2009
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Chassis: 2528
Completed late in 1956, this is the second of three lightweight cars 250Fs built for the 1957 season. Compared to the other two, this car had a slightly shorter wheelbase and was favoured by Jean Behra. The Frenchman raced the car throughout the season with just two exceptions. The first of these was at the Monaco Grand Prix where team leader Juan Manuel Fangio opted to race this chassis due to its compacter size. The choice was vindicated as the Argentinean drove it to victory on his way to the World Championship. This would be the very last win for a front-engined car in the Monaco Grand Prix. Harry Schell then raced the car at Monza but with little success. Behra himself scored several wins in non-Championship events. At the end of the year, the car was sold to Francisco Godia-Sales, who raced it throughout the 1958 season. Chassis 2528 then moved to Venezuela, where it was also raced into the 1960 season. Following a brief spell back in Italy, it was sold to pioneering historic racer Charles Lucas in 1964. He campaigned the car on the burgeoning British historic racing scene for several years with great success. In 1972, the lightweight 250F was acquired by its current, British custodian. A remarkably original survivor, this Monaco Grand Prix winning car has only rarely been seen in public since. It has recently featured as part of Porter Press International's Autobiography series

Chassis details
Manufactured in December 1956
First owner Officine Alfieri Maserati
Major wins
1957 Monaco Grand Prix (Juan Manuel Fangio)
Last known location British Private Collection

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  Article Image gallery (43) Chassis (2) 2528 Specifications