Well-known for its trident logo, Maserati is not only a venerable name in the world of motor sports and racing, but also a symbol of the rich automotive heritage distilled in Modena, Italy. An important part of this heritage is the Maserati 300S.
Only 26 (27) units of this racing car were produced, and they were outfitted with three different body designs (in the front section) between 1955 and 1959.
Many components of the successful Formula 1 car 250F were incorporated into the 300S. By so doing, Maserati created a sports car endowed with a lot of potentials. It immediately captured the attention of a long list of renowned race drivers and racing teams, who harnessed the car successfully in countless races.
With such top drivers as Stirling Moss, Piero Taruffi, Harry Schell and Jean Behra behind the wheel of its 300S, the Maserati team won a great victory in the 1,000 km endurance race at the Nürburgring on May 27, 1956. Many more successes followed on famous race tracks around the world that year. At a result, the 300S finished 2nd in the 1956 World Sportscar Championship.
CMC has crafted an authentic replica of a 1956 300S original. This vehicle holds a very special place in the 300S lineage, because it is the only 300S that integrates a number of features and components rarely seen in other 300S units.
In this exquisite set, CMC presents a Dirty Hero version of its 300S replica on a solid, high-quality base plate. Also included in the miniature diorama are two figurines, a driver and a mechanic, in addition to a removed engine that is complete with aggregates, pipes and cabling. The miniature trophy “model car of the year 2013” from the magazine “MODELL Fahrzeug” epitomizes the tribute that has been paid to the amazing model car by enthusiasts. This beautiful diorama comes with an acrylic top to keep it dust-free.
1956 Maserati 300S
The Maserati 300 S, which incorporated many features of the Maserati 250 F, a successful Formula 1 precursor, quickly achieved the reputation of being a very competitive sports car. In addition, it was decked out in beautiful bodywork by Carrozzeria Fantuzzi. Numerous private racing teams and famous drivers of the time celebrated impressive successes with the 300 S on its immensely powerful 260 hp six-cylinder in-line engine.
The vehicle our model was replicated from was a right-hand drive, just like all 300 S became designed with this steering-system. Built in 1956 with a semi long nose body and closed air inlets below the headlights. The sidewise installed air vent grids are unique features of that original car. Some other special features are the 5-gear drive and the beautiful wavelike designed windshield frame. Both of those features became installed only two times during the complete production of the 26 (27) 300 S units ever produced. Also the two leather straps, meant for the fastening of the engine hood, became installed in an extraordinary angle to the fenders.
CMC recreated the aforementioned details in a way that bespeaks her commitment to quality and authenticity. A case in point is the drum brakes, which is a masterpiece of replication. The star-shaped alloy drum housing was equipped with cooling fins and staggered holes to facilitate the dissipation of heat and drainage of splash water. Just remove the wheels from your model and you will see that CMC replicated those parts true to the original. You will also find how a CMC model lives up to your dream once more.
– 6 cylinder in-line engine
– Bore x stroke: 84 x 90mm
– Displacement: 2,991 ccm
– Maximum Output: 260 hp at 6,500 rpm
– Top Speed: Approx 280 km/h
– Two seater sports Spyder with Aluminum body and tube frame
– Right-hand drive
– Front Axle with single wheel suspension and coil springs
– Rigid rear axle with cross compound spring
– Wheel Base: 2,310 mm
– Track front: 1,300 mm
– Track rear: 1,250 mm
– Construction period/pieces: 1955-1959 / 26 (27)
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