1960 Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage 1960 review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 9 October 2006 , 14:10:54 byEmil

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Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage 1960

The Italian car manufacturer, Maserati has developed a car that features an entire tubular chassis made of around 200 aluminum tubes. The model is called the Tipo 61 Birdcage. This is actually a very valuable vehicle as it won the 1960 Nurburgring 100 km. This is not the only reason. The car had as drivers Stirling Moss, Dan Gurney and also Roger Penske that helped write history. By the end of 1950s and the beginning of 1960s, Maserati built only 22 units and all of them were driven by certain teams.

The name of Tipo 61"Birdcage" is coming after a complex of around 200 aluminium tubes which make an entire tubular chassis. The car has been driven by Stirling Moss, Dan Gurney, and Roger Penske and during the time had an important history including the win at the 1960 Nurburgring 1000km. In the late 1950s and early 1960s were built only 22 car and all were driven by private teams.