Greatest Hits From The Hallowed Halls Of Maserati

Greatest Hits From The Hallowed Halls Of Maserati



Maserati opened its road car ledger in 1947 with the A6 1500 grand tourer. It debuted with a body by Pinin Farina as a two-seater coupe but later became a 2+2 fastback.Maserati developed the A6GCS/53 chassis to race in the World Sportscar Championship, and the 52 built featured various body types. The story goes that after torrential downpours plagued the 1952 Mille Miglia, customers demanded a closed-top version, or berlinetta. Having just signed a famous deal with Ferrari, legendary design house Pinin Farina could not take on Maserati as a client, so instead, a Rome-based Maserati dealer named Guglielmo ‘Mimmo’ Dei bought six chassis and contracted Pinin Farina privately to design the bodies. Aldo Brovarone penned the final design of the A6GCS/53 Berlinetta, with four being produced, one of which was showcased at the 1954 Turin Motor Show – much to Ferrari’s chagrin. The result is that Maseratis didn’t feature Pinin Farina design for another five decades.Those cars aren’t just beautiful, though, as the A6GCS/53 is also loud, fast, exciting to drive, and one of the seminal sports cars of its era.