The Maserati Tipo 61 was a bold departure from the previous racer, the 450S. Instead of the 4.5-liter V8, the Tipo 60 and 61 were powered by a dual overhead cam four-cylinder engine in a lightweight chassis constructed of a network of many small steel tubes, earning it the nick-name, 'Birdcage' Maserati. The inline four cylinder engine produces 250 horsepower at 7000 RPM. Production ceased in December of 1960.
This example was entered in the 1960 Cuban Grand Prix for Stirling Moss by Camoradi USA (CAsner MOtor RAcing DIvision) owner, the colorful racing driver and personality, 'Lucky' Casner. The victory was the only professional victory under the Castro regime. Moss teamed in the Tipo 61 with Dan Gurney to win the 1000 KM of Nurburgring in Germany.Also photographed at :