Classics 1937 Maserati 6CM At Gooding Pebble Beach Auction, Estimate $1 To $1.4 Million

16:02  28 july  2017
16:02  28 july  2017 Source:   Forbes

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Mathieu Heurtault, courtesy Gooding & Co. 1937 Maserati 6 CM comes to Gooding ’s Pebble Beach Auction this August with an estimate of $ 1 to $ 1 . 4 Million . With Mercedes and Auto Union dominating Grand Prix racing throughout most of the 1930s, Italian

This Maserati 6 CM is eligible to compete in the Goodwood Trophy, Monaco Historic Grand Prix, and other racing series in Europe and the U.S. estimate for the Gooding Pebble Beach auction is $ 1 to 1 $ 1 . 4 million .

With Mercedes and Auto Union dominating Grand Prix racing throughout most of the 1930s, Italian, French and British racecar makers sought lesser venues, the minor leagues where they could offer exquisite small-displacement cars to up and coming talent. For Maserati as well as the English firm ERA, that venue was voiturette racing, single-seat cars running 1.5-liter supercharged engines.

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Languages. 1937 Maserati 6 CM . Estimate : $ 1 ,000,000 - $ 1 ,400,000. EXHIBITED Numerous US Historic Races (2000–2006) Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, August 2008 Palos Verdes The true stars of the # PebbleBeach Auctions ! President David Gooding & Auctioneer Charlie Ross.

In 1935 Ernesto Maserati recognized the capabilities of the 6-cylinder ERAs and thus developed his 6CM (cilindri monoposto), a delicate race car with a supercharged straight-six engine producing about 155 horsepower initially, though that figure can be as high as 180 horsepower at a crisp 6600 rpm. The 6CM had an independent double wishbone front suspension with torsion bar springing that would prove the car’s greatest asset. Immediately successful, the 6CM found willing buyers among Italian gentleman racers, with as many as 27 built before onset of the war. Though a larger, more powerful Maserati would win at Indy the following year in the hands of Wilbur Shaw, three-time Indy 500 winner Mauri Rose entered a 6CM at the Brickyard in 1938.

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1937 Maserati 6 CM . © Gooding . One of the great manufacturers of voiturette racing cars was the small firm established by the Maserati brothers in Bologna, Italy. Monterey Week – Updates on all Monterey week 2017 auctions . Pebble Beach – Updates on Gooding auction announcements

Maserati’s baby racer won the Targo Florio three years in a row, 1937, ’38, and ’39, though it must be noted the Targa of this period was a mere shadow of its former self, run on the Parco delle Favorita circuit in Palermo rather than the open roads of Sicily. Mussolini’s Fascist government had seized much of Vincenzo Florio’s family wealth and the Targa suffered accordingly. The Palermo circuit was boring, to say the least.

Supercharged twin cam straight six displaces 1493cc. Roots-type supercharger. In current tune, the engine produces 180 HP at 6600 rpm. It is a gutty little engine that is easy to exploit.

With only a few odd exceptions, Maserati only made race cars in this period, and they are built to the highest standards. In a past life as a car magazine editor, I published a track test of a Maserati 4/6CM, essentially the same chassis but with the supercharged 4-cylinder engine instead of the 6. For that story, the car was driven by a now lifelong friend who is one of the finest vintage racers in Europe. He was greatly impressed with the lightness and accuracy of the steering, and the ability of the independent front suspension. He also found the supercharged engine lively, and the gearbox surprisingly accurate and smooth if worked quickly with a subtle hand. It’s worth noting that Le Mans 24-hour winner Duncan Hamilton’s first circuit race was at the wheel of a tidy Maserati 6CM.

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The 1937 Maserati 6 CM is chassis 1540 and was sold new to Giovanni Rocco, a racing driver from Naples, who used the car to set the fastest-lap The pre-sale estimated value is $ 1 million to $ 1 . 4 million . Gooding & Company also announced three other special pre-war cars added to its Pebble

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Maserati 6CM voiturette cockpit. Maseratis are known for their exquisite craftsmanship, every piece fabricated to the highest standards of the time, one reason why they have held up so well.

At the Pebble Beach Auction next month, Gooding & Company will offer the Maserati 6CM shown here, chassis and engine number 1540, which has a well-documented history. It was sold new to Giovanni Rocco, a racing driver from Naples, Italy. Rocco set the fastest lap time at the 1937 Targa (Rocco won the Targa in 1938 in another 6CM). In Rocco’s hands, this car finished third at the Gran Premio di San Remo, July 1937, took first place at the Coppa Acerbo, August 1937, and first again at the Circuito di Campione d’Italia, September 1937. At the Coppa Edda Ciano, September 1937, Rocco came home third. This is a proven vehicle.

In 2008, 1540 was displayed at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It has been documented by Dr. Adolfo Orsi, Jr., whose family purchased Maserati in 1937. Gooding sold the car in 2006 for $726,000, from then-owner Sam Mann to its current owner. Mann had purchased the car in 2000 from Raymond Fielding, who had owned it since 1969. The car has had some of the best caretakers.

This Maserati 6CM is eligible to compete in the Goodwood Trophy, Monaco Historic Grand Prix, and other racing series in Europe and the U.S. estimate for the Gooding Pebble Beach auction is $1 to 1$1.4 million.

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