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Built specifically to compete against the larger capacity cars from Ferrari and Jaguar, Maserati engineers
developed their successful 250 F engine into what would become the beefy, all-aluminum, straight six-cylinder
300 S engine. Featuring a twin overhead camshaft cylinder head with three 45mm Weber carburetors, the
effectively 3000cc 300 S was capable of producing 260bhp and battling quite effectively against its rivals.
The chassis was a modern, intricate spaceframe design, which, like all tubular-style frames, greatly reduced
weight without sacrificing rigidity and strength. The aluminum paneled body was likewise light in weight,
aerodynamic and boasted beautiful proportions. Although purpose-built to win races, the car appears
predatory yet sensual, a contradictory but somehow complimentary realization. And in the right hands the
result was victory.
Perhaps best of all, the 300 S is also very versatile car that’s not confined to the track. This virtue, combined
with its incredible pedigree, makes this car tremendously desirable and a true road and track automobile.
Eligible for circuit racing such as Laguna Seca, endurance events like the Le Mans Classic, and most
importantly for all the major road tours including the Mille Miglia, this gorgeous car ticks every box possible.
This historic, legendary Italian sports-racer will be offered at Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction on Friday,
August 18th in Carmel, California. To learn more, visit Bonhams.com/Quail.
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