SOLD - 1950 Maserati A6 1500 

Freshly serviced and sorted, then fitted with new carpet! Now ready for it’s new lucky owner. This car is in very good to excellent cosmetic condition and excellent mechanical condition. Just three years ago it ran and finished the MIlle Miglia. 

Chassis number: 0101 

Engine number: 0101

One of the last ten A6 1500s built (out of 60 total) and one of very few A6 1500s without semaphores. I’ve tried to research the numbers, but there’s no indication anywhere of how many were built without semaphores. I’ve seen very few (maybe 3) examples.

In March 1950, A6 chassis number 0101 was delivered as a rolling chassis to Carrozzeria Pinin Farina in Turin. Three months later, the car’s body was completed. Before the end of 1950, the car was delivered to Maserati’s Rome agency, Gugliemo Dei. In 1951, this A6 1500 was first sold to a Mr Catullo del Monte, of Rome. Del Monte’s ownership of the A6 1500 was short. In 1952, an American living in Rome, Edwin Henry Morris, acquired the car. A few years later, he exported it home to the United States.

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This A6 1500 was restored in California by Claudio Zampolli, who is best known as the designer of V-16 supercar Cizeta. It then spent some time in Virginia and subsequently went to a Japanese enthuisiast until 2014, when I bought it and imported it to the USA.

The previous Japanese owner ran this beauty in the modern (2011) Mille Miglia, in which it finished right in the middle of the pack at number 175 out of 369, a very respectable finish! It's strong mechanically and structurally. I've had it thoroughly serviced and have improved this beautiful sports car cosmetically. It is ready for any kind of event, anywhere in the world.


CONDITION

The paint, metalwork and glass are all excellent. There is not one significant blemish in any part of the exterior. The interior is also excellent, without blemish and has a brand new custom-fit, gorgeous carpet.

One of the last ten A6 1500s built (out of 60 total). One of very few A6 1500s without semaphores. I’ve tried to research the numbers, but there’s no indication anywhere of how many were bult without semaphores. I’ve seen very few (maybe 3) examples.

This car needs nothing. It's ready for a place in any collection, to be the star of the show, to run a rally, etc. It has a clean and clear title, has all taxes and duties paid.

This Maserati looks very “red” when photographed alone, so I’ve taken these pics in order to demonstrate that it has more of a maroon color than being as red as it appears when standing alone. The pic on the left shows a Rosso Rubino Ferrari 275 in the foreground. The pic on the right shows the Maserati rear end very close to a Rosso Corsa Ferrari 512 BBi.

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I have a lot of interest in this one, so call me asap if you’re interested. Ken +1 828 654-3222


HISTORY AND SPECS FROM MASERATI HERITAGE


1947 TO 1950

Early brochures identified it as the “Maserati Sport A6 – 1500 cc.” and shortly afterwards as the “Maserati A6 1500 c.c. Turismo”. Design work on the car started in 1941 under the guidance of the Maserati brothers, who remained in charge of development despite having sold the company to the Modenese industrialist Adolfo Orsi. It was Orsi who decided that Maserati should not limit itself solely to the production of racing cars and thus triggered the creation of the A6 1500 for its sporting clientele. In 1942 a test mule was assembled and Gigi Villoresi tested the car, however the factory was too heavily involved in the war effort to pursue its development. The marque’s first road model was finalised after the hostilities in Europe ceased, and was presented at the Geneva motor show in March 1947, where it created quite a stir.

Mechanically, the A6 1500 was powered by an straight-six long-stroke engine, with a single overhead camshaft and a single carburettor, producing 65 hp from a 1.5 litre power plant. Performance ranged from 146 to 154 kph (91 to 96 mph) depending on the reduction ratio. From 1949 onwards, a small number of cars were fitted with triple carburettors. The modern tubular frame chassis was established on a 2.55 metre wheelbase with coil-sprung suspension and all round Houdaille hydraulic shock absorbers.

The first prototype sported a strikingly modern two-seat coupé body designed by Pinin Farina, which the coachbuilder from Turin toned down only slightly for the start of the actual production run. The styling evolved from early two-seat notchback coupés (with optional Plexiglas sunroof) to 2+2 fastback versions. Zagato was responsible for the coachwork for one car in the series, whilst Pinin Farina also added a convertible body, of which two were produced. This historical partnership was renewed decades later with the introduction of the GranTurismo, which takes its name from the A6 series. From 1950 the model was gradually replaced by the 2 litre A6G 2000.


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Model - A6 1500 Turismo

Maserati internal code - Tipo A6

Production start - 1947

Number Produced - 61 

Ignition - single-plug, Marelli ST95DAS coil ignition

Lubrication - forced with single oil pump

Transmission - 4-speed + reverse, rear wheel drive, dry multiplate clutch

Reduction - 1.04.04

Gear ratios - I= 3.68; II= 1.78; III= 1.35; IV= 1 R=6.20

Chassis - tubular with two main side members and cross members in sheet steel

Front suspension - independent with coil springs, hydraulic Houdaille dampers

Rear suspension - rigid axle, coil springs, hydraulic Houdaille dampers and anti-roll bar

Brakes - hydraulic drum brakes on all four wheels

Steering - worm and sector

Cooling system - water-cooled, centrifugal pump

Length - 160.63 inches (4,080 mm)

Width - 59.84 inches (1,520 mm)

Height - 53.15 inches (1,350 mm)

Wheelbase - 100.39 inches (2,550 mm)

Front track - 1,274 mm

Rear track - 1,251 mm

Dry weight - 2,094 lbs (950 kg), spider 1,763 lbs (800 kg)

Kerb weight - 1,190 Kg

Tyres - 5.50x16 Pirelli

Wheels - steel or wire wheels; 3.50x16

Top speed - 90.5 to 95 mph (146-153.5 km/h)

Bodywork - two-door, 2-seater coupé, 2+2 coupé or spyder

Fuel tank - 12.65 Imperial gallons (55 litres)

Range - 450 km

Production dates - 1947-1950

Engine - straight 6

Bore and stroke - 66x72.5 mm

Total displacement - 1,488.24 cc

Displacements (unitary) - 248.04 cc

Compression ratio - 7.25.01

Maximum power - 65 bhp at 4,700 rpm

Timing gear - two valves per cylinder, single overhead camshaft

Fuel feed - naturally aspirated with a single Weber 36DCR carburettor (three-carburettor Weber 36 DO2 set-up on request)

Weight distribution - 46% front / 54% rear



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