This #1675, 150S was the last of 23 in this series from 1955 to 1957. These 1,481 cc engines also powered two racing boats, two GT cars and one Lotus chassis. Using twin gear driven overhead camshafts (without head gaskets), dual ignition, dual two-choke Weber carburetors and dry sump lubrication with 9:1 compression, they produced 140 to 165 hp which was good for over 140 mph. The transmission was a four-speed and rear suspension was DeDion, a first for Maserati in sports racers. Aluminum coachwork was by Fantuzzi.
A first at Nurburgring in 1955 by Jean Behra was its most outstanding finished. Many reached the U.S. as S.C.C.A. racing in the 1.5-liter class was very popular. This one was raced on the west coast by Bob Baker.
Its second owner has entered it in vintage events at Laguna Seca, Road America, Roebling Road, Steamboat Springs, Gateway, and Waterford Hills, Chicago International Concours, and the Louis Vuitton Concours at Rockerfeller Center. it is in original condition with the addition of a roll bar, fuel cell and paint in 1991.
|Cadillac Racing Ready For 2017 Pirelli World Challenge Season|
|◾O'Connell and Cooper return
◾New Vector Blue livery on Cooper's No. 8 Cadillac ATS-V.R Coupe
◾Jordan and Ricky Taylor in for SprintX rounds
◾Cadillac V-Performance 2016 PWC review video here
NEW YORK — Cadillac V-Performance Racing drivers Johnny O'Connell (Flowery Branch, Georgia) and Michael Cooper (Syosset, New York) are returning for the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) GT season. Joining the duo will be Jordan Taylor (Orlando, Florida) and Ricky Taylor (Apopka, Florida) for ...[Read more...]|
|ALL NEW FORD GT RACE CAR TO MAKE EUROPEAN DEBUT AT SILVERSTONE AHEAD OF HISTORIC RETURN TO LE MANS|
|◾All-new Ford GT will make its European racing debut at the opening round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone in the U.K. in April
◾Two cars will compete in the GT-Endurance Pro Class ahead of a return to Le Mans where the original Ford GT40 famously first won 50 years ago
◾The Ford GT race car will compete in all nine rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2016
BRENTWOOD, Essex – Monday, 21 September, 2015 [...[Read more...]|
|GT ACADEMY NORTH AMERICA WINNER HAMMANN JOINS ALL-GT ACADEMY TEAM IN QUEST TO WIN DUBAI 24-HOUR RACE IN NISSAN GT-R|
|◾International endurance challenge for the 2014 GT Academy winners
◾Winners to race Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 in Dubai 24 Hours against best in the world
◾Performance in Dubai could decide future careers of the winners
FRANKLIN, Tenn - For Nissan's newest crop of NISMO Athletes, Friday's Dubai 24 Hours is the dawn of a professional racing career. For Nic Hammann and his three teammates, it is time to test their talent against some of the world's best endurance drivers.
With 28 cars in...[Read more...]|
|PORSCHE: MOST SUCCESSFUL MANUFACTURER IN ALMS HISTORY WITH 12 CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS|
|Atlanta. Official testing for the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship (TUSCC) series has already begun, and sports car fans everywhere are discussing the new classes, the new rules, the new cars, the new venues and how it will all come together on the track.
However, let's take one last look in the rear view mirror at the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), which started in March, 1999 at Sebring, and ended just weeks ago at Road Atlanta. The retrospective provides a basis for what Por...[Read more...]|
|A MID-SUMMER VINTAGE RACING CLASSIC RETURNS TO ROAD AMERICA|
|- The HAWK with Brian Redman Recalls a Sensational Era of Racing -
ELKHART LAKE, Wis., July 10, 2013 - Vintage racing enthusiasts are already beginning their journey back to Road America to celebrate the beauty and performance of some of the world's greatest racecars during The HAWK vintage event with Brian Redman, July 18-21.
For those unaware, The HAWK with Brian Redman is one of the largest vintage racing gatherings in the United States. With over 50 different classes of ...[Read more...]|