1965 Maserati Tipo 151/4 Berlinetta
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  • 1965 Maserati Tipo 151/4 Berlinetta

  • Barrie Baxter

  • 2015 Goodwood Revival

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  • I didn't see this Maserati Tipo running at the Revival, although you may recall I posted some photographs of the same car back during the Goodwood 73rd Members Meeting in March where I did see it being raced. For the Revival, it looked like the car was left tucked away in the corner of the paddock on the Friday (the only day I was there).

    This particular car was designed by Piero Drogo, who was also responsible for the much loved looks of the Ferrari 250 GT SWB ’Breadvan’.

    This example of the Maserati Tipo 151/4 (previously noted as being a 151/3 in my previous uploads) was built from what could be salvaged from the two destroyed examples that befell accidents in 1964 and 1965 (the second was a fatal accident at the Le Mans test day, where Lloyd ‘Lucky’ Casner came off track and rolled the car in the wet).

    Where the line is drawn between what is a replica and what is a continuation model often gets debated amongst motorsport enthusiasts, and what is and isn't allowed to run at events like Goodwood will always be contentious, but in this instance it does feel like this car deserves its place alongside other cars from the period on the grid at the Revival.