Between 1953 and 1955 Maserati built a run of 52 170hp 2 litre / 122 cui Maserati A6GCS sports racing cars that would win the 2 litre class at the Mille Miglia for three consecutive years.
Todays featured car chassis #2085 was built in 1955 and delivered to Gaetano Starabba in Palermo Italy.
Of the eight events Gaetano is known to have competed in with this car his best result was a win in the 1955 Trofeo Sardo.
Gaetano also teamed up with Salvatore La Pira to finish 10th overall and 5th in class in the 1955 Targa Florio.
According to Walter #2085 underwent restorations in 1971, ’78 and 2002.
In 2012 #2085 underwent it’s most recent ‘back to bare metal’ restoration and the body was found to be carrying 38kgs of filler.
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 !