Some say it's the most beautiful car ever built, Paid homage to by every manufacturer since. In proportion, line, and style.
Others know it as Ferrari's main competition in the World Sportscar Championship stage during the mid-50s.
Perhaps the personal words that were given to Redline by Sir Sterling Moss as he signed this one.
“…it was the best driving, fastest sure handling car I ever drove. My favorite car ever!”
The insatiable Maserati 300S. Hailed by Maserati expert Walter Baumer as "....return of the prodigal son, at last".
The 300S was a racing car produced by the Italian auto manufacturer from the year 1955 to 1958. During its production
run, only twenty-six examples were produced. Driven by famous racecar drivers like Sir Stirling Moss and
Carol Shelby the Maserati 300S was one of the most successful race cars from that era. This particular
1957 Maserati 300S bearing chassis #3070 was thought to have been built as a factory team race car
and is one of only two Maserati 300S models to receive the 450S brake conversion upgrade directly from
the manufacturer. Chassis #3070 is also the second car after chassis #3068 to be given the "long nose"
body style new from the factory.
The Maserati 300S was created as the direct successor of the Maserati 250S, which was directly based
on the World Championship-winning 250F Grand Prix racecar driven by Juan Manuel Fangio. The 300S
shared the straight six-cylinder, double overhead camshaft, dual plug per cylinder engine with the Grand
Prix car, but the displacement was increased to 3 liters for the 300S. Claimed power output was said to
be around 250 horsepower. Upfront you'll find Coil springs and a wishbone suspension along with a very
sophisticated for its time - De Dion tube and transverse leaf spring setup in the rear.
The finished factory build of the Maserati 300S, chassis serial # 3070 is recorded as being completed in
Modena, Italy on February 23, 1957. The exterior color is listed as finished in Maserati Corsa red. Factory
records from the manufacturer list Italian Primo Pezzoli of Scuderia Guastalla as the original ordering
customer for chassis #3070 in 1957. Scuderia Guastalla was highly successful and very competitive
Formula One World Championship race team in Europe and South America. Maserati factory records
indicate that Scuderia Guastalla requested the brakes on chassis #3070 to be updated with the new
brakes from the Maserati 450S in May of 1958. It is believed that Maserati made this upgrade along with
the increased engine displacement with the idea of competing in long endurance races such as the In 1997,
chassis #3070 was purchased by Dr. Wolf Zweifler from the Estate of Count Vittorio Zanon di Valgiurata in Italy. Sadly
according to Dr. Wolf, the Count passed away before the Maserati's restoration was completed.
Subsequently, Dr. Wolf took possession and sent the car to England to be restored. Finished in 2001,
He raced it in some of the most coveted international events in existence.
> 2001 Brands Hatch Ferrari Historic Challenge
> 2002 Mille Miglia 1000 - #237
> 2002 Oldtimer Grand Prix Nurburgring
> 2002 Le Mans Classic
> 2003 Coppa d' Espagnia
> 2003 Modena Cento Hore
> 2004 Modena Cento Hore
> 2005 Modena Cento Hore