Maserati '250F' Junior Monoposto

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Lot 8
Maserati '250F' Junior Monoposto

Sold for € 17,250 (US$ 19,297) inc. premium
Maserati '250F' Junior Monoposto

Footnotes

  • Forever associated with five-time Formula 1 World Champion, Juan Manuel Fangio, the Maserati 250F is the quintessential front-engined Grand Prix car. Designed principally by Gioacchino Colombo and Valerio Colotti, and introduced for the 1954 season, the 250F was constructed around a tubular ladder-frame chassis, with independent front suspension and a De Dion rear axle, and was powered by a 2½-litre double-overhead-camshaft straight-six engine. Fangio secured two Grand Prix victories with the 250F before leaving for Mercedes-Benz, ending the '54 season as Formula 1 World Champion for the second time. Having secured a further two F1 World Championships, Fangio was back behind the wheel of a 250F, by this time further developed by Giulio Alfieri, for the 1957 season. Fangio drove to four more World Championship victories in '57, including his legendary win at the Nürburgring where he overcame a 48-second deficit following a botched pit stop, passing race leader Mike Hawthorn on the penultimate lap. In doing so he broke the lap record ten times. Fangio's final win, this performance at the wheel of a Maserati 250F is often regarded as the greatest drive in Formula 1 history. Formerly part of the Willi Balz Collection, this junior version is powered by a rear-mounted petrol engine and is presented in excellent running condition, ready to be enjoyed.
Maserati '250F' Junior Monoposto
Maserati '250F' Junior Monoposto
Maserati '250F' Junior Monoposto
Maserati '250F' Junior Monoposto
Maserati '250F' Junior Monoposto
Maserati '250F' Junior Monoposto
Maserati '250F' Junior Monoposto
Maserati '250F' Junior Monoposto
Maserati '250F' Junior Monoposto
Maserati '250F' Junior Monoposto
Maserati '250F' Junior Monoposto
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