CMC Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage, 1960

398,00 EUR

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Product.Nr.: CMC M-047

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A masterpiece of architecture model:CMC Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage, 1960

This model is composed of 1,140 single parts, 507 of which are made of stainless steel, copper, and brass. This model is an exact replica of the winning car of Moss/ Gurney. What is extraordinary about its build is the adherence of its body to a cage-like framework as if it were a second skin. While looking at the exact details of this model car, you are likely to feel transported back to the adventurous experience of racing in old times.
Technical data of the CMC model car:
  1. Model: Fertigmodell, handmontiertes Präzisionsmodell
  2. Manufacturer: CMC GmbH, Classic Model Cars, Germany
  3. Scale: 1:18
  4. Item-No.: M-047
  5. Single parts: 1,140
  6. Limited Edition: ---
Model details:
  • The front hinged engine hood opens to reveal the engine, cooling system and front wheel suspension, all crafted with authentic sophistication
  • Engine complete with all the aggregates, piping and cables
  • Oil tank with movable tank cap
  • Dismountable spoke wheels on aluminium rims
  • Stainless- steel spokes wired by hand
  • Air scoop for the cooling of the footwell made of metal
  • Dashboard with detailed instruments
  • Bucket seats with textile cover
  • Removable rear-end cover with functional locking mechanism
  • Metal fuel tank with the filler neck and movable cap
  • Removable spare wheel, fastened with a leather belt
  • The innovative frame reconstructed true to the original and made from filigrane metal tubes
  • Baseplate can be unscrewed to offer an even closer look to the space frame
  • Metal cockpit-baseplate. Riveted junction plate over the cross-ties
  • Authentically replicated gearbox
  • Metal exhaust manifold in perfect replica
  • Independent wheel suspension in the front with twin triangular transverse control arms and telescope shock absorber
  • De-Dion rear axle with cross installed compound spring of metal and telescope shock absorber
Description of the original vehicle: A charmingly graceful body designed by the mastermind Giulio Alfieri, who integrated a light frame of barely 30 kg with more than 200 single pieces of tube. Because of this engineering innovation, the Maserati Tipo 60/61 acquired the legendary nickname “Birdcage”. Only 23 units were made during the years from 1959 through 1961.

The American Lucky Casner was one of the most successful owners of the Birdcage Tipo 61. In May 1960, Stirling Moss and Dan Gurney won the 1,000-km race of Nürburg-ring. With the starting number 5, they accomplished an outstanding victory in the pouring rain against keen competition. Only one year later the Camoradi Team (Casner Motor Racing Division) repeated the winning record with Casner and Gregory as the drivers. These consecutive victories added new glory to Maserati and sustained its everlasting top position in the illustrious circle of racing car manufacturers.
Technical data of the original vehicle:
  1. Engine:Four cylinder inline engine 45° sloped to the right
  2. Displacement: 2,890 ccm
  3. Maximum output: 250 hp at 6,800 rpm
  4. Top speed: 285 km/h
  5. Wheel base: 2,200 mm
  6. Total length: 3,800 mm
  7. Total weight: 600 kg
  8. Independent wheel suspension in the front
  9. De-Dion rear axle with cross installed compound spring