Roadster
Chassis Num: 2469
Engine Num: 2469
This 1961 Maserati Tipo 61 'Birdcage' with chassis number 2469 is a very historically important vehicle, as it gave Maserati an important victory in America when it won the World Sports Car Championship Riverside California race with Bill Krause driving. It was its debut race and beat legendary drivers such as Dan Gurney and Stirling Moss who were driving a pair of Lotus 19s. Other victories followed, such as at Pomona, Santa Barbara, Stockton, and Laguna Seca during the early 1960s.

It was rebuilt by Chuck Sargent after an incident at Continental Divide in 1961.

During the 1962 season, it won Stockton and Dunkirk and came in second at Cumberland.

It was sold to Dick Blair in 1962 who continued its racing pedigree until 1963. It was then totally reconditioned with its last major race believed to be at Mansfield in July of 1963.

In 1968 it was sent to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's Hall of Fame Museum. In 1997 it was reconditioned by Bill Spoerle's restoration shop at the Speedway in preparation for its return to Laguna Seca for Carroll Shelby salute at the 1997 Monterey Historics.
By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2008

Chassis# 2469

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

Recent Sales

1960 Maserati Tipo 61 'Birdcage'
Chassis#:2461
Sold for $2,090,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Monterey
    
1960 Maserati Tipo 61 'Birdcage'
Chassis#:2464
Sold for $2,515,186
  2013 RM Auction - London
    
1960 Maserati Tipo 61
Chassis#:Chassis#:2470
Sold for $3,276,627
  2010 RM Auctions - Sporting Classics of Monaco
 

No Sale

1960 Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1960 Maserati Tipo 61/60 Birdcage24592011 Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA The Daytime Auction$1,850,000  

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