CMC Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage, 1960 #7 GP Cuba/Havana Stirling Moss Signed Ed.
Miniature enthusiasts and collectors of CMC model cars around the world have kept asking for the legendary Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage. It led us to consider building a new version of the car beside the one with starting number 5 (victor of the 1,000 km race of the 1960 Nürburgring, co-piloted by Stirling Moss / Dan Gurney).
The winner of the 1960 Cuban (Havana) Grand Prix driven by Stirling Moss came to be our first choice. This Birdcage replica with starting number 7 is limited to 1,500 units worldwide. It is expected to be warmly acclaimed and embraced by Maserati fans in particular.
Limited Edition 500 pcs.
The Cuban Grand Prix was launched under the Batista administration in 1957 and meant to attract wealthy tourists from the nearby USA primary.
The race comprised 50 rounds, with a total distance of 260.5 kilometers, on a road course running along beach promenades of Havana, Cuba. The first race in 1957 was a huge success.
The racing event was called off in 1959 due to the impact of a rising revolution led by Fidel Castro. In 1960, the race resumed but was relocated to Camp Freedom. There, the Cuban Grand Prix was held for the last time on an airfield. Stirling Moss participated in the race, drove a Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage with starting #7 from Camoradi, a USA private team, and won a commanding victory.
This special edition features the signature of Stirling Moss on each front lid in appreciation of the extraordinary quality of the CMC-made Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage replicas. The certificate testifies to the authenticity of Stirling Moss signature and the exclusivity of the special limited edition itself.
- Hand-assembled precision metal model, built from more than 1,140 single parts
- Tubular space-frame replicated with unprecedented detail-exactness
- Authentically-shaped and true-to-scale body
- Elaborate two-tone finish and livery that are characteristic of the Camoradi* team
- Forward-opening bonnet with handle-lever locks
- Highly-detailed engine, complete with aggregates, pipes and cabling
- Oil tank with a flip-open filler cap
- Metal air intake duct for footwell cooling
- Detailed dashboard with gauges, instruments, and controls
- Racing seats with textile covers
- Functional doors mounted on fine, authentically-shaped hinges
- Rear cover removable by releasing its handle-lever locks
- Metal fuel tank with a flip-open lid
- Removable spare wheel held in place by leather belts
- Detachable spoked-wheels with light alloy rims and hand-mounted stainless steel spokes
- Cockpit floor carpeted with elaborately riveted sheet metal
- Single-front-wheel suspension on twin centrifugal wishbones with coil springs and telescopic shock absorbers
* Camoradi (American racing team) = Casner Motor Racing Division
TECHINCAL DATA (ORIGINAL VEHICLE)
- 4-cylinder in-line engine inclined to the right by 45°
- Bore x stroke: 95.5 x 92 mm
- Displacement: 2,890 ccm
- Commpression ratio: 9 : 1
- Maximum output: 250 hp at 6,800 rpm
- Top speed: 285 Km/hr
- Wheel base: 2,200 mm
- Track front/rear: 1,250 / 1,200 mm
- Total length: 3,800 mm
- Total weight: Approx. 600 Kg
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