The Maserati A6GCS was in it’s final year of production when today’s chassis #2093 is said to have been delivered to (Silvia?) Candini and (Francisco?) Landi in April 1955.
I’ve been unable to find any competition history for #2093 which is not the same thing as asserting that it never competed in any event in period.
In fact the only information I have found on Francisco Landi is that he raced a Maserati 250F open wheel car to a 4th place finish with Gerino Gerini in the 1956 Argentinian Grand Prix.
Since 2002 Lukas Hüni has been the owner of #2093 and he shared the car in the top and bottom photo’s at Silverstone with Gary Pearson in the RAC Woodcote Trophy at the Silverstone Classic in 2011…
and with Frank Stippler in the Freddie March Memorial Trophy run in the evening at the 2012 Goodwood Revival.
Note that Medardo Fantuzzi produced aluminium bodies for the A6GCS in short form as seen here and a slightly more aerodynamic long form.
Thanks for joining me on this “Fantuzzi Short Nose” edition of Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow when I shall be looking at a Bugatti. Don’t forget to come back now !
08/09/14 PS Tim Murray has kindly informed me that Fransisco Landi was a Brazilian driver best known for winning the 1948 non Championship Bari Grand Prix driving a Ferrari.
Tim also wonders if the name of the other original owner is Sebastiao Casini and not Candini as I have been led to believe. If you can help solve this mystery please do not hesitate to chime in below or e-mail me.
I believe current owner Manuel Elicabe is seen driving #2085 earlier this year at Goodwood Festival of Speed in the third photograph.
Thanks for joining me on this “38kgs Of Filler” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow when I’ll be looking at a 1923 Bugatti. Don’t forget to come back now !