1953 A6G 2000 bodied by Zagato
|Engine||1.5 and 2-litre straight-six|
|Designer||Ernesto Maserati, Alberto Massimino and Gioacchino Colombo|
1953 A6G 2000 Spider bodied by Frua Source
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.
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.
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.
1953 A6GCS/53 spider bodied by Gioacchino Colombo
Surprisingly, Maserati was a little slow to adopt the envelope body. But this A6GCS, designed by Guglielmo Carraroli, became a true classic. Only ten were built with this flared fender. By 1953, sports regulations barred the use of cycle wings. Source
- 1956 Maserati A6G-54 Zagato Coupé.jpg
1956 Maserati A6G/54 Zagato Coupé
|1950-1969||A6 | 3500 | 5000 GT | Mistral | Quattroporte I | Sebring | Mexico | Ghibli I|
|1970-1979||Khamsin | Bora | Indy | Merak | Quattroporte II | Quattroporte III | Kyalami|
|1980-1999||Biturbo | Spyder I | Quattroporte III Royale | Shamal | 220 | 228 | 420 | 430 |Karif | Barchetta | Ghibli II | Quattroporte IV | 3200 GT|
|2000-present||Coupé-Cabrio | Coupe | Spyder II | Gran Sport | Quattroporte V | MC12 | Gran Turismo|
|Racing Vehicles||26M · 8C · V8RI · 8CM · 8CLT · 8CTF · 8CL · 6CM · 4CL/4CLT · A6GCM · 150S · Tipo 63 · Tipo 65 · 250F · 200S · 250S · 300S · 350S · 450S · Tipo 61 "Birdcage" · Tipo 151 · Tipo 154 · MC12 GT1 · Trofeo|
|Concept Cars||Boomerang · Birdcage 75th|
|Fiat Group brands||Abarth | Alfa Romeo | Autobianchi | Ferrari | Fiat | Lancia | Innocenti | Maserati|
|Maserati S.p.A., a subsidiary of the Fiat S.p.A. since 1993, road car timeline, 1950s–present|
|Ownership||Orsi family||Citroën||De Tomaso||Fiat S.p.A.|
|Luxury||Quattroporte||QP II||QP III||QP IV||QP V|
|GT||A6||3500 GT||Sebring||228||Ghibli II|
|5000 GT||Ghibli||Khamsin||Shamal||3200 GT||Coupé||GT|