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Country of origin:Italy
Produced from:1954 - 1956
Numbers built:26
Successor:Maserati 250F T2 'Lightweight'
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Chassis: 2521
Completed in time for the start of 1956 season, this 250F was allocated to Jean Behra for the opening rounds of the World Championship. For unknown reasons, it was entered as chassis 2518 in two Argentinean races where Behra finished second and third. Later in the year, the French works driver would also finish third at Monaco, Reims, Silverstone and the Nürburgring. Towards the end of the season, it was sold to Switzerland based American John du Puy. He fielded it in select races for Ken Wharton, Bruce Halford and Jean Lucas with little success. The next custodian was André Testut, who took turns with Louis Chiron to try and qualify for the 1958 Monaco Grand Prix. Both drivers failed but Testut was back the following year with the car now fielded by Monte Carlo Auto Sport and painted in Monaco's national racing colours. Its presence served two purposes as the car also starred in the motion picture 'Highway to Heaven', which was shot during the same weekend. Testut failed to qualify again, in what was its final contemporary appearance.

Testut subsequently sold the car to legendary French collector Serge Pozzoli. He would go on to own the ex-works 250F through to 1989 at which point it joined the stable of German historic racer Burkhard von Schenk. He had the car carefully restored and prepared for historic racing. Von Schenk raced the car for many years and with considerable success at major meetings all over Europe. In 2012, it changed hands once more and the next custodian decided to re-paint the car in the very distinct 'Monaco' colours as used during the 1959 Monaco Grand Prix. Fittingly, it has since appeared at several editions of the Monaco Historic Grand Prix in the hands of its subsequent owners.


Chassis details
Manufactured in 1956
First owner Officine Alfieri Maserati
Last known location Austrian Historic Racer
Appearances

2019 Goodwood Revival 2018 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2018 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2018 Monaco Historic Grand Prix
2018 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2018 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2018 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2018 Monaco Historic Grand Prix
2018 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2018 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2017 Goodwood Revival 2017 Goodwood Revival
2015 Goodwood Revival 2014 Goodwood Revival 2014 Goodwood Revival 2013 Essen Motor Show
2013 Goodwood Revival 2013 Goodwood Revival 2013 Retromobile 2013 Retromobile
2011 Goodwood Revival 2009 Goodwood Revival 2008 Goodwood Revival Maserati 250F

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