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Country of origin:Italy
Produced from:1956 - 1958
Numbers built:10
Internal name:Tipo 54
Designed by:Fantuzzi
Predecessor:Maserati 300S
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:May 28, 2014
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Chassis 3501 Originally built as a 350S, this chassis was raced by defending champions Stirling Moss and Dennis Jenkinson in the 1956 Mille Miglia. Sadly their race ended prematurely due to a crash. The car was returned to Maserati and instead of being repaired, it was rebuilt to house t>>>

Using a 350S chassis, the first 450S was completed late in 1956. It was raced in the season opening event in Buenos Aires by Sir Stirling Moss and Juan Manuel Fangio. It was sent back to the factory and extensively modified specifically for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The most >>>

Chassis 4502 The second Maserati 450S was sold to loyal American privateer entrant Tony Parravano, who helped bankroll the development of the 450S. Before he could race the car, we was prompted to flee the country to escape a federal warrant from the IRS. The brand new '4502' was eventua>>>

Chassis 4503 One of the Maserati Works racers, chassis 4503 scored an impressive debut victory in the 1957 Sebring 12 Hours race in the hands of Juan Manuel Fangio and Jean Behra. Later in the year Sir Stirling Moss joined Behra to score a win in the Swedish Grand Prix. The car got sever>>>

Chassis 4504 One of the customer cars destined for the United States, this 450S was sold new to gentleman racer Jim Kimberly. He only briefly raced it with limited success before selling it on to Harry Rollings. He did manage to score some wins in minor races during the 1958 season. Towa>>>

Chassis 4505 One of the 1957 Works racer, chassis 4505 was raced by 1955 winners Sir Stirling Moss and Dennis Jenkinson in the Mille Miglia. Unfortunately they were forced to retire with a mechanical failure. In its further outings in 1957 this 450S suffered the same fate. Halfway throug>>>

Chassis 4506 Believed to have been an ex-Works racer this 450S was sold to John Edgar as as a new car during the second half of 1957. It was raced by Carroll Shelby throughout 1957. He scored numerous victories in the popular American sports car races at tracks like Lime Rock, Riverside >>>

The fourth Maserati Works racer, chassis 4507 debuted in the 1957 Swedish Grand Prix. Piloted by Sir Stirling Moss and Harry Schell, gearbox problems caused an early retirement. It was subsequently shipped to Venezuela for the very important Caracas Grand Prix. Sadly, it was>>>

Chassis 4508 Sold new to Temple Buell, chassis 4508 was also entered in the 'Caracas carnage' for Masten Gregory and Dale Duncan. In only the second lap of the race, Gregory hit some halebayles and flipped the car. It was repaired but not raced in major events again. Among the subsequent>>>

Chassis 4509 The second to last 450S was sold to Eb Rose in the United States through Carroll Shelby Cars. He raced the car in the popular Sporst Car Club of America (SCCA) events in 1958. The best result for Rose was a victory at Galveston. In the 1970s 4509 joined sister chassis 4510 i>>>

Chassis 4510 Just like sister chassis 4509, chassis 4510 was sold new to the United States early in 1958. Through Carroll Shelby cars, it was acquired by Frank J. Harrison. He entered the car with considerable success for Walt Cline in SCCA events in 1958. It was later also successfully >>>

  Article Image gallery (123) Chassis (11) Specifications