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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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Chassis 3051 The very first 300S built, chassis 3051 was sold new to Briggs S. Cunningham for his nephew Bill Lloyd to race. He campaigned the car with considerable success in SCCA events throughout the United States for the better part of two seasons. In December of 1956, it was driven >>>

Chassis 3053 Chassis 3053 was the third of three examples sold to Briggs S. Cunningham. This 300S was destined for the big and burly Bill Spear, who immediately placed the new Maserati third overall at Sebring together with Sherwood Johnston. Spear continued to race the car in select eve>>>

Chassis 3054 A highly successful works racer, chassis 3054 made its debut in the hands of Jean Behra at the Grand Prix du Senegal. Behra failed to finish but later in the year, he did manage to win the Grand Prix Supercortemaggiore at Monza together with Luigi Musso. Behra also won the G>>>

Chassis 3055 Jean Behra debuted this works racer at the Bari Grand Prix with an outright victory. Later in 1955, it also won the Trieste-Opicina hill climb and placed fifth overall in the Tourist Trophy at Dundrod. Modified with the long nose, it continued to race as a works car for anot>>>

Chassis 3056 Built as a works car, this 300S was sold new to favoured customer Francisco Godia Sales from Barcelona, Spain. He first raced the car together with Jo Bonnier in the 1956 Swedish Grand Prix where the pairing retired with transmission issues. The Spaniard later won at Monthl&>>>

Chassis 3057 Bought by Swiss privateer Benoit Musy, this 300S was finished in red with a white engine cover and nose band. Musy campaigned the car with considerable success, scoring victories all over Europe. In October of 1956 Musy suffered a fatal accident when the steering of his Mase>>>

Chassis 3058 Finished in the easily recognisable livery with a white and dark-blue stripe, this 300S was sold new to prominent American privateer Tony Parravano. It was first raced by Masten Gregory, who finished second at Palm Springs in December of 1955 and later also finished third at>>>

Chassis 3059 Chassis 3059 was the first new works car built for the 1956 season and also the first that sported the long nose body. Piero Taruffi debuted the car with a second place finish in the Giro di Sicilia. Taruffi and Harry Schell started the Nürburgring 1000 km in this car a>>>

Chassis 3060 Sold to the Maserati Corporation of America, this 300S debuted at the 1956 Sebring 12 Hours in the hands of Cesare Perdisa and Carlos Menditeguy. They failed to reach the finish due to a heavy accident. The wreck received a second blow when the trailer was hit by a truck on >>>

Chassis 3061 Entered by the factory, chassis 3061 was first raced by privateer racer Cesare Perdisa and Gino Valenzano in the Sebring 12 Hours. They placed fourth, four laps behind the winning Jaguar D-Type. At the end of the year, it was sold to Baron Carlo Pottino from Palermo, Italy. >>>

Chassis 3065 Completed early in 1956, this 300S was delivered new to Baron Antonio Pucci from Palermo, Italy. He promptly entered the car in the Giro di Sicilia where he failed to finish. A month later he placed second overall in the Corsa del Monte Pellegrino. Ahead of the 1957 season, >>>

Chassis 3069 Although most likely completed in 1956, this 300S works car's first recorded race came at the end of 1957. It may have been used earlier by the factory team but no firm evidence has emerged to support this. What it is known for sure is that it was shipped to Brazil to hopefu>>>

Chassis 3072 Completed in April of 1957, this 300S was one of the works cars that served as a back-up for the main factory effort with the V8-engined 450S. Giorgio Scarlatti raced the car at the 1957 Mille Miglia, where he finished fourth overall, despite racing solo. Sharing with Jo Bon>>>

Chassis 3073 Built to the latest specifications, chassis 3073 was completed early in 1957. It was sold to American privateer racer Jess E. 'Ebb' Rose from Houston Texas. He raced the car mainly in local events for a couple of years. It was later sold to Jim Hall of Chaparral fame. Passin>>>

Chassis 3035 Completed late in 1957 as chassis 3074, this 300S was sold new to a gentleman racer from Brazil. It was raced in South America until it was crashed and returned to the factory. It was rebuilt for the original owner and for reasons unknown re-numbered to '3035'. The repaired >>>

Chassis 3082 One of the very last 300S Maseratis built, this car was completed early in 1959. It was sold new to Angola, where it was most likely raced in local events. It eventually ended up in South Africa where it remained until the 1980s. Through a British dealer, it was eventually a>>>

Chassis 3083 Almost certainly originally completed as chassis 3080, this 300S represents the ultimate development of the type. Using insights from works driver Stirling Moss, it incorporated 450S derived brakes and a five-speed gearbox. The car also sported a long nose to cheat the wind >>>

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