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Maserati A6

Maserati A6G 2000 Zagato white vl TCE.jpg
1953 A6G 2000 bodied by Zagato
Maserati A6
Manufacturer Maserati
Production 1947–1956
Engine 1.5 and 2-litre straight-six
Power 65-190 bph
Predecessor Maserati 6CM
Successor Maserati 3500
Designer Ernesto Maserati, Alberto Massimino and Gioacchino Colombo
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1953 A6G 2000 Spider bodied by Frua Source


Maserati A6 (1947 - 1956) were various cars made by Maserati of Italy, for the Alfieri brothers (founders of Maserati) and for the straight-six engine.

The 1.5-litre straight-six was named A6 TR (Testa Riportata), and was based on the pre-war Maserati 6CM; 65 HP. It first appeared in the A6 Sport or Tipo 6CS/46, a barchetta prototype, developed by Ernesto Maserati and Alberto Massimino. This became the A6 1500 Pininfarina-designed two-door berlinetta, first shown at the 1947 Salon International de l'Auto in Geneva (59 made) and the spider shown at the 1948 Salone dell'automobile di Torino (2 made).

A 2-litre straight-six (120 bhp) was used in the A6 GCS two-seater racing car, «G» denoting Ghisa, cast iron block, and «CS» denoting Corsa & Sports. It first raced at Modena 1947 by Luigi Villoresi and Alberto Ascari, and won the 1948 Italian Championship by Giovanni Bracco. 16 cars were made between 1947 through 1953.

The A6G were a series of two-door coupe and spyders by Zagato, Pininfarina, Pietro Frua, Bertone and Vignale. These had alloy engine blocks.


A6GCM

Main article Maserati A6GCM

Maserati A6GCM (1951-53) were twelve 2-litre single-seater («M» for monoposto) racing cars (160-190 bhp), developed by Gioacchino Colombo and built by Medardo Fantuzzi. It won Italian Grand Prix by Juan Manuel Fangio. The A6 SSG (1953) was a GCM-revision pointing to the Maserati 250F.


A6GCS

To compete in the World Sportscar Championship, the A6GCS/53 (1953-55) was developed (170 bhp), spiders initially designed by Colombo and refined by Medardo Fantuzzi and Celestino Fiandri. Fifty-two were made, some winning the Italian Grand Prix in 1953 and 1954 by Sergio Mantovani and Luigi Musso. An additional four berlinettas and one spider were designed by Pininfarina, their final design of a Maserati, on a commission by Rome dealer Giuglielmo Dei who had acquired six chassises. Also, Vignale made one spider.

The 1954 Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris showed the A6GCS/54, which came in berlinetta, barchetta and spider versions (150 bhp), with designs by Pietro Frua, Ghia and Carrozzeria Allemano. It was also referred to as the A6G/2000 and 60 were made.



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Maserati S.p.A., a subsidiary of the Fiat S.p.A. since 1993, road car timeline, 1950s–present
Type 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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Ownership Orsi family Citroën De Tomaso Fiat S.p.A.
Executive Biturbo
Luxury Quattroporte QP II QP III QP IV QP V
GT A6 3500 GT Sebring 228 Ghibli II
Mistral Karif
5000 GT Ghibli Khamsin Shamal 3200 GT Coupé GT
2+2 Mexico
Indy Kyalami
Mid-engine Merak
Bora MC12