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Classic Red Redux: A Case History of the Maserati 250F

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Who?

Juan Manuel Fangio

What?

Maserati 250F (self-entered)

Where?

Reims

When?

1958 ACF (French) GP

Why?

It is difficult to imagine that there is much left to be said about the Maserati 250F. In light of the recent work of David McKinney and Barrie Hobkirk, this almost certainly seems to be the case. Mr. McKinney recently remarked that, "It is possible that more words have been written about the Maserati 250F than any other post-war Grand Prix car…."1 Not counting the McKinney book published in 2003, there are about eighty books in which the Maserati 250F is discussed in some fashion and at some length, with about a half-dozen books devoted exclusively to the car. In addition, there are perhaps three hundred and fifty-plus articles which have appeared – excluding race reports – in which the 250F plays a prominent role or in which important information is contained. Few other specific types of cars can claim to have undergone such scrutiny.

David McKinney was able to draw upon his own extensive knowledge of motor racing and the comprehensive files he had built up over the years when he sat down to write the story of the 250F. His partner in the enterprise, Barrie Hobkirk, was also able to draw upon extensive files and materials for the 250F. In this case, they include literally thousands upon thousands of photographs – an estimated twelve thousand – which literally includes pictures of each and every 250F which ever saw the light of day. Using the pictures, Hobkirk was able to identify each individual 250F literally by the number and type of rivets, as well as the size, number, and style of the louvers, and the way in which the welds were done – along with no end of other features which gave each car enough to distinguish it from the others.

When the scholarship and research of McKinney and Hobkirk is combined, it changes the way in which we may view what we think we know about these cars. The purpose of this article is to use the information about the Maserati 250F as we now understand it and do three things with it. The first is to show how, in general terms, what we thought we knew about the identities of the individual 250F chassis was developed and then how the new information brought to light by McKinney and Hobkirk affected those identities. This will result in a short "history" of each individual chassis. The second is use this information to correct the record in the form of race results and information. The third is to encourage and pave the way for other similar exercises in motor racing historical research.

Before we begin to attempt to show "what we think we know" and how to unravel the mysteries of the identities of each of the individual Maserati 250F chassis in this paper, we need to take a few moments and consider the preoccupation that many motor racing historians have concerning knowing the individual chassis numbers of racing cars in the first place.

As long as there have been racing cars, each has had some form of unique identity. Not until about the 1960s did the publication of the chassis numbers for individual cars competing in races, particularly Grand Prix events, become a common occurrence. Prior to this, outside the members of the team, the customs agents, and a few journalists, the identities of the individual chassis were largely unknown. It was often enough of a challenge in some cases just to get the model or type of a car correct.

The car that may have played a role in changing all this was the car that was simply known as "Fangio’s Maserati." This was the car that drove at the 1957 Grosser Preis von Deutschland at the Nürburgring. In what he considered his greatest drive, Juan Manuel Fangio drove a Maserati 250F to victory in the race. Having to overcome a botched pitstop which gave the Ferrari team drivers Mike Hawthorn and Peter Collins a tremendous lead, Fangio whittled the lead down in relentless fashion lap after lap and then not only caught the duo, but passed them and basically left them. It is little wonder that the car attracted such attention over the years.

At one point, there were three, four, five, or even more Maserati 250Fs claiming to be the car used on that day, "Fangio’s Maserati." In some cases, the Maserati displayed was indeed a "Fangio Maserati," only not the "one" since there was only one "Fangio’s Maserati." As amateur racing historians puzzled over the identity of the specific Maserati 250F used by Fangio "that day," their interest in the identities of individual racing cars spread to more contemporary cars. Soon many of the automotive magazines which provided extensive coverage of the Grand Prix scene were quoting chassis numbers of cars competing in the events. This trend became noticeable in about 1964 or so. Since then, the obsession with chassis numbers has become common place among many interested in motor racing history.

For Barrie Hobkirk, the interest in determining the identities of the individual chassis numbers for the Maserati 250F series can be traced to an article2 which appeared in 1966 by Denis Jenkinson on the car. Nearly four decades later, thanks to the tireless efforts of Hobkirk, we may now have a better idea of what those identities really are.

The Chassis Record and Logbook Book

The period covered will be from 1953 to 1960, with the former date chosen so as to include those "interim" chassis which were used during the 1954 and later seasons. The events will generally be those which can be considered "Grand Prix" events, that is those run to the stipulations of the International Racing Formula One, although there will be several events run to "Formula Libre" included in the record book which follows.

The Tipo A6GCM and the "Interim A6GCM/250F" chassis merit a few words. The ‘interim’ cars were Tipo A6GCM chassis fitted with Tipo 250/F1 engines rather than the usual two-litre engines used for Formula Two racing. It was generally accepted that seven A6GCM chassis were built during late-1951 and early-1952.3 These were the following chassis: 2032, 2033, 2034, 2035, 2036, 2037, 2038, and 2041. It was then thought that the following four chassis were added for the 1953 season: 2044, 2046, 2048, and 2051.

As it turns out, this was not necessarily the case. Here are the remarks that Crump and de la Rive Box have for each of the A6GCM chassis:

The reality, of course, seems a bit more complex and different than what was generally assumed to be the case.4 Those chassis of interest both during and after the 1953 season are the chassis known as ‘2038,’ ‘2040,’ ‘2041,’ ‘2048,’ and ‘2051.’ Or, perhaps, they should be looked upon as ‘2038,’ ‘2040/41,’ ‘2041/44,’ ‘2046/51,’ and ‘2048.’ A recap of each individual chassis as it campaigned the 1953 season and later is provided.

A6GCM Chassis 2032

Logbook

Chassis

Date

Entrant

Number

Circuit

Event

Driver

Result

Comment

2032 1953.01.18 Officine Alfieri Maserati 6 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Felice Bonetto Retired  
2032 1953.02.01 Officine Alfieri Maserati   Buenos Aires GP Cuidad de Buenos Aires Felice Bonetto Did Not Start Formula Libre
2032 1953.04.06 Officine Alfieri Maserati 32 Pau GP de Pau Nello Pagani Seventh  
2032 1953.05.31 Francisco Landi 18 Nürburgring Eifelrennen Chico Landi Retired  
2032 1953.08.23 Francisco Landi 4 Bremgarten GP der Schweiz Chico Landi Retired  
2032 1953.09.13 Francisco Landi 42 Monza GP d'Italia Chico Landi Retired  
2032 1954.01.17 Jorge Daponte 34 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Jorge Daponte Retired  
2032 1954.01.31 Jorge Daponte 34 Buenos Aires GP de Cuidad Buenos Aires Jorge Daponte Retired Formula Libre
2032 1954.06.06 Giovanni de Riu 8 Castel Fusano GP di Roma Giovanni de Riu Retired  
2032 1954.09.05 Giovanni de Riu 2 Monza GP d'Italia Giovanni de Riu Did Not Qualify  

A6GCM Chassis 2033

Logbook

Chassis

Date

Entrant

Number

Circuit

Event

Driver

Result

Comment

2033 1953.05.31 Paul Pietsch 20 Nürburgring Eifelrennen Paul Pietsch Retired  
2033 1954.01.17 Onofre Marimon 36 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Carlos Menditeguy Did Not Start Practice

A6GCM Chassis 2034

Logbook

Chassis

Date

Entrant

Number

Circuit

Event

Driver

Result

Comment

2034 1953.05.09 Autocourse 47 Silverstone International Trophy, Heat No. 1 B. Bira Third  
2034 1953.05.09 Autocourse 47 Silverstone International Trophy B. Bira Fourth  
2034 1953.05.16 Prince Bira 6 Dundrod Ulster Trophy, Heat No. 2 B. Bira Retired  
2034 1953.05.24 Prince Bira 1 Chimay GP des Frontières B. Bira Retired  
2034 1953.05.31 Prince Bira 19 Nürburgring Eifelrennen B. Bira Eleventh  
2034 1953.07.12 Prince Bira 17 AVUS Avusrennen B. Bira Retired  
2034 1953.09.13 Prince Bira 44 Monza GP d'Italia B. Bira Eleventh  

A6GCM Chassis 2035

Logbook

Chassis

Date

Entrant

Number

Circuit

Event

Driver

Result

Comment

2035 1953.01.18 Officine Alfieri Maserati 2 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Juan Fangio Retired  
2035 1953.02.01 Officine Alfieri Maserati   Buenos Aires GP Cuidad de Buenos Aires Juan Fangio Ninth Formula Libre

A6GCM Chassis 2036

Logbook

Chassis

Date

Entrant

Number

Circuit

Event

Driver

Result

Comment

2036 1953.01.18 Officine Alfieri Maserati 4 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Froilan Gonzales Third  
2036 1953.02.01 Officine Alfieri Maserati 2 Buenos Aires GP Cuidad de Buenos Aires Froilan Gonzalez Fourth Formula Libre
2036 1953.03.22 Officine Alfieri Maserati 28 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Sergio Mantovani Retired  

A6GCM Chassis 2037

Logbook

Chassis

Date

Entrant

Number

Circuit

Event

Driver

Result

Comment

2037 1953.01.18 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Oscar Galvez Fifth  
2037 1953.02.01 Officine Alfieri Maserati   Buenos Aires GP Cuidad de Buenos Aires Oscar Galvez Sixth Formula Libre

Chassis 2038

A chassis numbered ‘2038’ first appears during 1953 season at the Gran Premio di Siracusa on 22 March. A chassis using this same number appeared at the Gran Premio dell’Autodromo di Monza on 8 June 1952 entered by Officine Alfieri Maserati for Juan Fangio. Therefore, this was probably the chassis that Fangio was driving when he had his crash early in the race at Monza, breaking his neck and putting him out for the balance of the season.

Entered by Maserati-Platé and driven by Emanuel de Graffenried, this first chassis known as ‘2038’ participated in the following events during 1953, which are Formula 2 unless otherwise noted:

Logbook

Chassis

Date

Entrant

Number

Circuit

Event

Driver

Result

Comment

2038 1953.03.22 Maserati-Plate 8 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Emanuel de Graffenried First  
2038 1953.04.06 Maserati-Plate 5 Goodwood Richmond Race for the Glover Trophy Emanuel de Graffenried Third Formula Libre
2038 1953.04.06 Maserati-Plate 5 Goodwood Lavant Cup Emanuel de Graffenried First  
2038 1953.04.06 Maserati-Plate 5 Goodwood Chichester Cup Emanuel de Graffenried First Formula Libre
2038 1953.05.03 Maserati-Plate 28 Bordeaux GP de Bordeaux Emanuel de Graffenried Retired  
2038 1953.05.09 Maserati-Plate 29 Silverstone International Trophy Emanuel de Graffenried Retired Fastest Lap
2038 1953.05.09 Maserati-Plate 29 Silverstone International Trophy, Heat No. 1 Emanuel de Graffenried First Fastest Lap
2038 1953.05.16 Maserati-Plate 25 Dundrod Ulster Trophy, Heat No. 2 Emanuel de Graffenried Retired  
2038 1953.05.31 Maserati-Plate 17 Nürburgring Eifelrennen Emanuel de Graffenried First Fastest Lap
2038 1953.06.07 Officine Alfieri Maserati 18 Zandvoort GP van Nederland Emanuel de Graffenried Fifth New chassis 2038
2038 1953.06.21 Officine Alfieri Maserati 30 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Emanuel de Graffenried Fourth  
2038 1953.06.28 Maserati-Plate   Rouen-les-Essarts GP de Rouen-les-Essarts Emanuel de Graffenried Did Not Start Car present
2038 1953.07.05 Maserati-Plate 46 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Emanuel de Graffenried Seventh  
2038 1953.07.12 Maserati-Plate   Chaux-de-Fonds Vue des Alps Emanuel de Graffenried Third Hillclimb
2038 1953.07.18 Maserati-Plate 31 Silverstone RAC British GP Emanuel de Graffenried Retired  
2038 1953.07.26 Officine Alfieri Maserati 20 Aix-les-Bains Circuit du Lac, Heat No. 1 Emanuel de Graffenried Retired  
2038 1953.07.26 Officine Alfieri Maserati 20 Aix-les-Bains Circuit du Lac, Heat No. 2 Emanuel de Graffenried Retired  
2038 1953.08.02 Maserati-Plate 17 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Emanuel de Graffenried Fifth  
2038 1953.08.09 Baron de Graffenried   Freiburg Freiburg Emanuel de Graffenried First Hillclimb
2038 1953.08.23 Maserati-Plate 42 Bremgarten GP der Schweiz Emanuel de Graffenried Retired  
2038 1953.08.30 Maserati-Plate 6 Cadours Circuit de Cadours, Heat No. 1 Emanuel de Graffenried Retired  
2038 1953.09.13 Officine Alfieri Maserati 58 Monza GP d'Italia Emanuel de Graffenried Retired  
2038 1953.09.20 Officine Alfieri Maserati 28 Modena Trofeo di Tazio Nuvolari Emanuel de Graffenried Third  
2038 1953.10.04 Maserati-Plate   Genoa Pontedecimo-Giovi Emanuel de Graffenried Second Hillclimb
2038 1954.01.17 Baron de Graffenried 30 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Emanuel de Graffenried Eighth  
2038 1954.01.31 Baron de Graffenried 30 Buenos Aires GP de Cuidad Buenos Aires Emanuel de Graffenried Retired Formula Libre
2038 1954.04.19 Officine Alfieri Maserati 22 Pau GP de Pau Harry Schell Retired 2038/Int2503
2038 1954.05.09 Harry Schell 22 Bordeaux GP de Bordeaux Harry Schell Retired 2038/Int2503
2038 1954.05.22 Harry Schell   Lungomare GP di Bari Harry Schell Fifth 2038/Int2503
2038 1954.06.06 Harry Schell 14 Castel Fusano GP di Roma Harry Schell Second 2038/Int2503
2038 1954.07.04 Harry Schell 48 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Harry Schell Retired 2038/Int2503
2038 1954.07.11 Harry Schell 24 Rouen-les-Essarts GP de Rouen-les-Essarts Harry Schell Retired 2038/Int2503
2038 1954.07.17 Harry Schell 3 Silverstone RAC British GP Harry Schell Twelfth 2038/Int2503
2038 1954.07.25 Harry Schell 18 Circuit de la Prairie GP de Caen Harry Schell Retired 2038/Int2503
2038 1954.08.01 Harry Schell 15 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Harry Schell Seventh 2038/Int2503
2038 1954.08.15 Harry Schell 24 Pescara Circuito di Pescara Harry Schell Third 2038/Int2503
2038 1954.09.12 Harry Schell   Cadours Circuit de Cadours Harry Schell Retired 2038/Int2503
2038 1954.09.12 Harry Schell   Cadours Circuit de Cadours, Heat No. 2 Harry Schell First  
2038 1954.09.19 Harry Schell 22 AVUS GP von Berlin Harry Schell Eighth 2038/Int2503
2038 1954.10.02 Harry Schell 15 Aintree Daily Telegraph Trophy Harry Schell Third  
2038 1954.10.02 Harry Schell 15 Aintree Formula Libre Race Harry Schell Retired Formula Libre, 2038/Int2503
2038 1955.01.08 R.H. Hunt & Company Pty., Ltd. 3 Ardmore New Zealand International GP, Heat No. 1 Reg Hunt Second 2038/Int2503, Formula Libre
2038 1955.01.08 R.H. Hunt & Company Pty., Ltd. 3 Ardmore New Zealand International GP Reg Hunt Fifth Formula Libre
2038 1956.11.24 Reg Hunt Motors Pty. Ltd. 3 Albert Park Bryson Industries Cup Kevin Neal Third Formula Libre, 2038/Int2503
2038 1956.12.02 R.H. Hunt & Co. Pty. Ltd. 6 Albert Park Australian GP Kevin Neal Retired Formula Libre, 2038/Int2503

Chassis 2040

Chassis ‘2040’ made its 1953 debut at the Gran Premio di Napoli. At Zandvoort, this chassis was redesignated as "2041," perhaps matching the engine number. At the Nόrburgring and Monza, it apparently used engine "2044," assuming the identity of "2044."

Logbook

Chassis

Date

Entrant

Number

Circuit

Event

Driver

Result

Comment

2040 1953.05.10 Officine Alfieri Maserati 12 Posillipo GP di Napoli Juan Fangio Second  
2040 1953.06.07 Officine Alfieri Maserati 14 Zandvoort GP van Nederland Froilan Gonzalez Retired 2040/41
2040 1953.06.21 Officine Alfieri Maserati 2 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Froilan Gonzalez Retired Fastest Lap, 2040/41
2040 1953.07.05 Officine Alfieri Maserati 20 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Froilan Gonzalez Third 2040/41
2040 1953.07.18 Officine Alfieri Maserati 24 Silverstone RAC British GP Froilan Gonzalez Fourth Fastest Lap, 2040/41
2040 1953.08.02 Officine Alfieri Maserati 5 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Juan Fangio Second 2040/41/44, engine 2044
2040 1953.08.02 Officine Alfieri Maserati 5 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Juan Fangio Practice 2040/41
2040 1953.08.23 Officine Alfieri Maserati 32 Bremgarten GP der Schweiz Juan Fangio & Felice Bonetto Fourth 2040/41
2040 1953.09.13 Officine Alfieri Maserati 56 Monza GP d'Italia Luigi Musso Practice 2040/41
2040 1953.09.13 Officine Alfieri Maserati 56 Monza GP d'Italia Sergio Mantovani Practice 2040/41
2040 1953.09.13 Officine Alfieri Maserati 56 Monza GP d'Italia Sergio Mantovani & Luigi Musso Seventh 2040/41/44, engine 2044
2040 1953.09.20 Officine Alfieri Maserati 30 Modena Trofeo di Tazio Nuvolari Felice Bonetto Retired 2040/41
2040 1953.10.04 Officine Alfieri Maserati 196 Genoa Pontedecimo-Giovi Felice Bonetto First Hillclimb, 2040/41
2040 1954.01.17 Harry Schell 28 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Harry Schell Sixth 2040/41
2040 1954.01.31 Harry Schell 28 Buenos Aires GP de Cuidad Buenos Aires Harry Schell Fourth Formula Libre, 2040/41

Chassis 2041

Like its sister chassis ‘2040,’ chassis ‘2041’ made its first appearance during the 1953 season at Posillipo event in May. Almost immediately, however, it assumed the identity of "2044" for the balance of the season. Fitted with engine ‘2046,’ ‘2041’ assumed this identity at Reims and Silverstone.

Logbook

Chassis

Date

Entrant

Number

Circuit

Event

Driver

Result

Comment

2041 1953.05.10 Officine Alfieri Maserati   Posillipo GP di Napoli Froilan Gonzalez Third  
2041 1953.06.07 Officine Alfieri Maserati 12 Zandvoort GP van Nederland Juan Fangio Retired 2041/44
2041 1953.06.21 Officine Alfieri Maserati 4 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Juan Fangio Retired  
2041 1953.07.05 Officine Alfieri Maserati 18 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Juan Fangio Second Fastest Lap, 2041/44/46, engine 2046
2041 1953.07.18 Officine Alfieri Maserati 23 Silverstone RAC British GP Juan Fangio Second 2041/44/46, engine 2046
2041 1953.08.02 Officine Alfieri Maserati 6 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland   Spare 2041/44, Froilan Gonzalez
2041 1953.08.23 Officine Alfieri Maserati 34 Bremgarten GP der Schweiz Hermann Lang Fifth 2041/44
2041 1953.09.13 Officine Alfieri Maserati 50 Monza GP d'Italia Juan Fangio First Fastest Lap, 2041/44/41, engine 2041
2041 1953.09.13 Officine Alfieri Maserati 50 Monza GP d'Italia Juan Fangio Practice 2041/44
2041 1953.09.20 Officine Alfieri Maserati 24 Modena Trofeo di Tazio Nuvolari Juan Fangio First Fastest Lap, 2041/44
2041 1954.01.17 Officine Alfieri Maserati 4 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Onofre Marimon Retired 2041/44
2041 1954.01.17 Officine Alfieri Maserati 6 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Luigi Musso Practice 2041/44
2041 1954.01.17 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina B. Bira Practice 2041/44
2041 1954.01.31 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8 Buenos Aires GP de Cuidad Buenos Aires B. Bira Seventh Formula Libre, 2041/44
2041 1954.06.20 Baron de Graffenried 50 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Emanuel de Graffenried Withdrew 2041/44/Int2510
2041 1954.06.20 Baron de Graffenried 12 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Emanuel de Graffenried Practice 2041/44
2041 1954.10.24 Baron de Graffenried 22 Pedralbes GP d'España Emanuel de Graffenried & Ottorino Volonterio Retired 2041/44/Int2510
2041 1955.04.17 Ottorino Volonterio   Montlhéry Coupe de Paris Ottorino Volonterio 19th Formula Libre, 2041/44/Int2510
2041 1955.05.08 Ottorino Volonterio 14 Posillipo GP di Napoli Ottorino Volonterio Seventh 2041/44/Int2510
2041 1955.08.13 Ottorino Volonterio 120 Snetterton Redex Trophy Ottorino Volonterio Eleventh 2041/44/Int2510
2041 1955.10.23 Ottorino Volonterio 30 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Ottorino Volonterio Retired 2041/44/Int2510
2041 1956.05.06 Ottorino Volonterio 22 Posillipo GP di Napoli Ottorino Volonterio Fifth 2041/44/Int2510
2041 1956.08.05 Ottorino Volonterio 22 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Ottorino Volonterio Sixth 2041/44/Int2510
2041 1957.08.25 Erwin Sommerhalder 159 Switzerland Swiss Mountain GP Erwin Sommerhalder First Class win, 2041/44/Int2510/18
2041 1958.08.31 Erwin Sommerhalder 159 Ollon-Villars Ollon-Villars Erwin Sommerhalder First in Class 2041/44/Int2510/18

Chassis 2046

Chassis ‘2046’ first appeared at Zandvoort. At Reims it took on the identity of "2044," then reverting to ‘2046’ until it was rebuilt as "2051" as appeared as such in the latter stages of the season.

Logbook

Chassis

Date

Entrant

Number

Circuit

Event

Driver

Result

Comment

2046 1953.06.07 Officine Alfieri Maserati 16 Zandvoort GP van Nederland Felice Bonetto & Froilan Gonzalez Third  
2046 1953.06.21 Officine Alfieri Maserati 6 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Johnny Claes & Juan Fangio Retired  
2046 1953.07.05 Officine Alfieri Maserati 24 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Froilan Gonzalez Practice  
2046 1953.07.05 Officine Alfieri Maserati 24 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Felice Bonetto Retired 2046/44, engine 2044
2046 1953.07.18 Officine Alfieri Maserati 25 Silverstone RAC British GP Felice Bonetto Sixth 2046/44, engine 2044
2046 1953.07.26 Officine Alfieri Maserati 22 Aix-les-Bains Circuit du Lac, Heat No. 1 Onofre Marimon Retired 2046/44, engine 2044
2046 1953.08.02 Officine Alfieri Maserati 7 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Felice Bonetto Fourth  
2046 1953.08.23 Officine Alfieri Maserati 30 Bremgarten GP der Schweiz Felice Bonetto & Juan Fangio Retired  
2046 1953.09.13 Officine Alfieri Maserati 52 Monza GP d'Italia Felice Bonetto Retired 2046/51
2046 1953.09.13 Officine Alfieri Maserati 52 Monza GP d'Italia Juan Fangio Practice 2046/51
2046 1953.09.20 Officine Alfieri Maserati 34 Modena Trofeo di Tazio Nuvolari Emilio Giletti Retired 2046/51
2046 1953.09.20 Officine Alfieri Maserati 34 Modena Trofeo di Tazio Nuvolari Juan Fangio Practice 2046/51
2046 1954.01.17 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina B. Bira Seventh 2046/51
2046 1954.01.17 Officine Alfieri Maserati 6 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Luigi Musso Practice Did Not Start, 2046/51
2046 1954.05.09 Prince Bira 18 Bordeaux GP de Bordeaux B. Bira Retired 2046/51/Int2504
2046 1954.05.15 Prince Bira 11 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy, Heat No. 1 B. Bira Second  
2046 1954.05.15 Prince Bira 11 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy B. Bira Retired 2048/51/Int2504
2046 1954.05.22 Prince Bira   Lungomare GP di Bari B. Bira Sixth 2046/51/Int2504
2046 1954.05.29 Prince Bira 6 Aintree Daily Telegraph International 200, Heat No. 2 B. Bira Retired 2046/51/Int2504
2046 1954.05.29 Prince Bira 6 Aintree Daily Telegraph International 200 B. Bira Tenth 2046/51/Int2504
2046 1954.06.06 Prince Bira 4 Chimay GP des Frontières B. Bira First 2046/51/Int2504
2046 1954.07.11 Jorge Daponte 34 Rouen-les-Essarts GP de Rouen-les-Essarts Jorge Daponte Fifth 2046/51/Int2504/02
2046 1954.07.17 Roberto Mieres 4 Silverstone RAC British GP Roberto Mieres Sixth 2046/51/Int2504/02
2046 1954.08.01 Jorge Daponte 17 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Jorge Daponte Did Not Start Practice, withdrew
2046 1954.08.15 Jorge Daponte 26 Pescara Circuito di Pescara Jorge Daponte Fourth 2046/51/Int2504/02
2046 1954.09.05 Jorge Daponte 8 Monza GP d'Italia Jorge Daponte Eleventh 2046/51/Int2504/02
2046 1955.01.16 Alberto Uria 30 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Alberto Uria Retired 2046/51/Int2504/02
2046 1955.01.30 Alberto Uria 30 Buenos Aires GP de Cuidad Buenos Aires Alberto Uria & Oscar Gonzalez Eleventh Formula Libre, Heat No. 1 12th, Heat No. 2 9th, 2046/51/Int2504/02
2046 1956.01.22 Alberto Uria 16 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Alberto Uria & Oscar Gonzalez Sixth 2046/51/Int2504/02

Chassis 2048

Chassis ‘2048’ was a chassis owned by Onofre Marimon and first entered at Spa-Francorchamps.

Logbook

Chassis

Date

Entrant

Number

Circuit

Event

Driver

Result

Comment

2048 1953.06.21 Officine Alfieri Maserati 28 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Onofre Marimon Third  
2048 1953.07.05 Officine Alfieri Maserati 22 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Onofre Marimon Ninth  
2048 1953.07.12 Officine Alfieri Maserati   Chaux-de-Fonds Vue des Alps Juan Fangio First Hillclimb
2048 1953.07.18 Officine Alfieri Maserati 26 Silverstone RAC British GP Onofre Marimon Retired  
2048 1953.08.02 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Onofre Marimon Retired  
2048 1953.08.23 Officine Alfieri Maserati 36 Bremgarten GP der Schweiz Onofre Marimon Retired  
2048 1953.09.13 Officine Alfieri Maserati 54 Monza GP d'Italia Onofre Marimon Retired  
2048 1953.09.20 Officine Alfieri Maserati 26 Modena Trofeo di Tazio Nuvolari Onofre Marimon Second  
2048 1954.01.17 Roberto Mieres 32 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Roberto Mieres Retired 2048/Int2501
2048 1954.01.31 Roberto Mieres 32 Buenos Aires GP de Cuidad Buenos Aires Roberto Mieres Second Formula Libre, 2048/Int2501
2048 1954.04.19 Officine Alfieri Maserati 20 Pau GP de Pau Roberto Mieres Third 2048/Int2501
2048 1954.05.09 Roberto Mieres 20 Bordeaux GP de Bordeaux Roberto Mieres Did Not Start Practice, 2048/Int2501
2048 1954.05.15 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy, Heat No. 2 Roberto Mieres Seventh  
2048 1954.05.15 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy Roberto Mieres Fourth  
2048 1954.05.22 Officine Alfieri Maserati   Lungomare GP di Bari Roberto Mieres Retired 2048/Int2501
2048 1954.06.06 Roberto Mieres 12 Castel Fusano GP di Roma Roberto Mieres Retired 2048/Int2501
2048 1954.06.20 Roberto Mieres 24 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Roberto Mieres Retired 2048/Int2501
2048 1954.07.04 Roberto Mieres 16 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Roberto Mieres Retired 2048/Int2501

On September 14, the day following the GP d’Italia, a test session was held by Officine Alfieri Maserati as a sales promotion for the projected Tipo 250F/1 for the 1954 season. The drivers used chassis ‘2040’ which had been known as "2041" during the practice sessions, but as "2046" when that engine was placed into the chassis for the race. The following drivers participated in the test:

At the end of 1953, early 1954 the disposition of the chassis under review was as follows:

The Case History of the Individual Maserati 250F Chassis and Logbooks

What will be attempted in this section is to assemble information from various sources as to the possible identity of a particular chassis over a period of, literally, several decades. We will be concerned only with the period from 1954 to 1960. Although the primary focus will be those events run to the Grand Prix formula (Formula One) during this period, various Formula Libre events will be included as well.

For the initial or baseline for determining the individual chassis numbers, we will begin with Denis Jenkinson, the long-time Continental Correspondent for the magazine, Motor Sport. After the initial Jenkinson notations, those of Anthony Pritchard will be recorded. Then Doug Nye’s notations will be added, Pritchard and Jenkinson once more, followed once more by Nye. Then there will be the initial information generated by Hobkirk and McKinney, Pritchard once more, and then Hobkirk and McKinney.

It was decided to lay out the information on the individual chassis in this fashion so as to see how such information developed over the years. This is an approach which always seemed logical as a means to examine the life histories of the various cars, but there does not seem to be any published material showing this being done.

A logbook for each chassis is also provided.

Case History Chassis Number 2501

Jenkinson, 19665 – Completed in December 1953 and appeared in the Argentine GP 1954, driven by Fangio. Long term factory car and driven by Behra, Musso, Moss, and Godia. 1957 works car.

Jenkinson, 19676 – New for Paris Salon 1954. Team car 1955, 1956 and 1957.

Jenkinson, 19757 – Number given to ‘interim’ car driven by Roberto Mieres for early part of 1954 season. New car appeared at Paris Salon in October 1954.

Pritchard, 19768 – This was originally the number of the 250F-engined A6SSG driven by Roberto Mieres in the early part of the 1954 season. It was allocated subsequently to the first 1955 model that was shown in the 1954 Paris Salon and driven in the 1954 Spanish Grand Prix by Francisco Godia-Sales. It appeared at Spa in 1956 with a long, tapering nose and a high-sided cockpit reminiscent of Vanwall practice. It was raced as the fourth-string car in 1957 by Carlos Menditeguy and Giorgio Scarlatti. It is now in the Turin Museum.

Nye, 19819 – Originally assembled as interim F2-based car using A6GCM chassis – often erroneously described as ‘A6SSG’ following contemporary Autocourse inaccuracy! – fitted with 250F 2½-litre engine for Roberto Mieres. He recorded early success in the car before it caught fire leaving the Belgian GP start and it was subsequently destroyed in transporter crash near Rheims. Works supplied ‘2505’ true 250F to fulfill Mieres’ order. True 250F ‘2501’ debut Paris Salon, October 1954, carrying Ing. Alfieri’s prototype ‘small’ body for 1955. Godia raced car in Spanish Grand Prix, it then became works experimental hack, often loaned to irate private owners to keep the peace. Its career extended into 1957, ‘2501’ now display car in Biscaretti Museum, Turin, Italy.

Pritchard 198510 – Originally the number of the Interim A6GCM/250F driven by Roberto Mieres. Subsequently allocated to the 1955 car exhibited at the 1954 Paris Salon. Extensively raced by the works in 1956-57 and regarded as the factory development car.

Jenkinson, 198611 – Interim car, Maserati A6GCM, given chassis number 2501. A 1953 works 2 litre car with the engine replaced by a 2½ litre 6-cylinder engine. Built for Roberto Mieres to begin the 1954 season. Had a rough life, crashed at Bordeaux, caught fire at Francorchamps, smashed up on journey from Reims back to Modena when two-tier transport lorry overturned. This car was on the top deck and took the whole force of the accident, which virtually broke it in two. As a new 250F was nearly ready for Mieres the interim car was scrapped. No doubt it will appear some day – "you will never guess what we found in a scrap yard in Buenos Aires…" If it gets resurrected it will be an awful "historic" car, for if is held to be original, it will break its A6GCM gearbox, it will break half-shafts in its A6GCM rigid rear axle, the brakes will be awful and the suspension and road-holding will not be able to cope with the power of a 250F engine. These interim cars were not a success.

(Jenkinson, July 1986) The production run had reached 2512 before this car appeared. It was part of the works team and was used throughout 1955/6/7 as a guinea pig car for experimental work by the factory. It continually changed its outward appearance while it was used by the factory and led a very hard life. In 1958 the factory rebuilt it as new and gave it the identity 2626 (see reason given later) and sold to Keith Campbell, the Moto-Guzzi factory rider, who used it hardly at all. In later years it came to the UK and was raced by Richard Bergel and Angus Clydesdale and today is owned by Bobby Bell.

Nye, 198912 - 1954, number first applied to a 2.5 litre-engined A6GCM for Roberto Mieres, destroyed in transporter accident on the public road. New true 250F ‘2515’ then delivered to Mieres, true ‘2501’ debut October 1954 Paris Salon wearing Alfieri’s prototype ‘small’ 1955 body; works car 1954-57, continuously modified as team’s experimental muletto. Rebuilt under number ‘2526’ for Keith Campbell (Geoff Duke’s motor cycle racing brother-in-law) 1958. After his death in Cadours 500cc race to Ken Kavanagh, to UK. Won 1956 Australian GP (Moss).

Nye, 199313 – Interim ‘2501’, 1954, number first applied to a 2½ litre-engined A6GCM for Roberto Mieres, destroyed in transporter accident on the public road following the French GP, July 1954.

Works car – Paco Godia, Spanish GP, October 1954 – car later reappeared as ‘2523(C)’. NOTES – THREE CARS were known as ‘2523’ – this became the third when sold to Maria Theresa de Filippis 1958, from Syracuse GP – 1960 to New Zealand in complicated body/chassis swap, becoming ‘2504’ until returned to UK and found to be ‘2523’ in the late 1960s. Through trade – in USA 1993. Won 1956 Australian GP (Moss).

McKinney, 199514 – A6GCM/250 2501 – Roberto Mieres January 1954 – destroyed in transporter accident June 1954.

250F 2501 – Works car late 1954 through to end of 1957. In later years a test-bed for various experiments such as fuel-injection, radiator ducting etc. Rebodied mid 1956. Drivers: Francisco Godia (twice on loan), Luigi Musso (1955), Carlos Menditeguy and Jean Behra (1956/57), Stirling Moss, Cesare Perdisa, Luigi Villoresi and Joakim Bonnier 1956, Giorgio Scarlatti and Harry Schell 1957. Renumbered ‘2526’ at end of 1957 (for one race), renumbered ‘2523’ and sold to Maria-Teresa de Filippis 1958 (including new body midyear), Scarlatti 1959. Fitted with Piccolo-style bodywork from 2509/ 2504 in 1960, renumbered ‘2504’ and sold to New Zealand, Brian Prescott 1961-63. Sold c. 1966 to Leon Witte and subsequently to Cameron Millar UK, renumbered ‘2523’ and raced (without Piccolo nose) in historic events. On to Chris Mann, Keith Duly (who revised the bodywork once more), Don Young USA, Peter Giddings (present owner) 1986.

Pritchard, 200315 – Number originally used on 250F-powered A6GCM built up for Roberto Mieres. 250F with this number built mid-1954. Works team car 1955-57 and used as development car. Rebuilt in 1958, renumbered ‘2526’ and sold to Moto Guzzi factory rider, Keith Campbell. Little raced by him.

McKinney, 200316 – works car late 1954 to the end of 1957. Rebodied mid 1956. Driven by Francisco Godia (twice on loan), Luigi Musso, Carlos Menditeguy, Jean Behra, Stirling Moss, Cesare Perdisa, Luigi Villoresi, Joakim Bonnier, Giorgio Scarlatti and Harry Schell. Renumbered ‘2526’ at end of 1957 (for one race), renumbered ‘2523’ and sold to Maria-Teresa de Filippis 1958 (including new body mid year), Scarlatti 1959. Fitted with Piccolo-style bodywork from ‘2509/2504’ in 1960, renumbered ‘2504’ and sold to New Zealand, Brian Prescott 1961-63. Sold c.1966 to Leon Witte and subsequently to Cameron Millar, UK, renumbered ‘2523’ and raced in historic events. On to Chris Mann, Keith Duly (who revised the bodywork once more), Don Young, USA, Peter Giddings, 1986, Dieter Streve-Mülhens 1996. Best World Championship race placings: two second places and three thirds, 1955-57. Other international wins: 1956 Australian GP (Moss). 2002 location: Germany (Dieter Streve-Mülhens)

Logbook

Chassis

Date

Entrant

Number

Circuit

Event

Driver

Result

Comment

2501 1954.10.24 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8 Pedralbes GP d'España Stirling Moss Practice  
2501 1954.10.24 Officine Alfieri Maserati 16 Pedralbes GP d'España Francisco Godia Sales Sixth  
2501 1955.01.16 Officine Alfieri Maserati 24 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Carlos Menditeguy Retired  
2501 1955.01.30 Officine Alfieri Maserati 24 Buenos Aires GP de Cuidad Buenos Aires Carlos Menditeguy 6th Formula Libre, Heat No. 1 10th, Heat No. 2 7th
2501 1955.03.27 Officine Alfieri Maserati 34 Parco Valentino GP del Valentino Luigi Musso Retired  
2501 1955.04.11 Officine Alfieri Maserati 18 Pau GP de Pau Luigi Musso Retired  
2501 1955.04.24 Officine Alfieri Maserati 18 Bordeaux GP de Bordeaux Luigi Musso Second  
2501 1955.05.08 Officine Alfieri Maserati 16 Posillipo GP di Napoli Luigi Musso Second  
2501 1955.05.22 Officine Alfieri Maserati 38 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Luigi Musso Retired  
2501 1955.06.05 Officine Alfieri Maserati 22 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Luigi Musso Seventh  
2501 1955.06.19 Officine Alfieri Maserati 18 Zandvoort GP van Nederland Luigi Musso Third  
2501 1955.07.16 Officine Alfieri Maserati 4 Aintree R.A.C. British GP Luigi Musso Fifth  
2501 1955.09.11 Officine Alfieri Maserati 30 Monza GP d'Italia Luigi Musso Retired  
2501 1955.09.24 Officine Alfieri Maserati 5 Oulton Park Daily Dispatch International Gold Cup Luigi Musso Retired  
2501 1955.10.23 Officine Alfieri Maserati 12 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Luigi Musso Second  
2501 1956.01.22 Officine Alfieri Maserati 6 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Carlos Menditeguy Retired  
2501 1956.02.05 Officine Alfieri Maserati 6 Mendoza GP Ciudad de Buenos Aires Carlos Menditeguy Fourth  
2501 1956.04.15 Officine Alfieri Maserati 30 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Jean Behra Retired  
2501 1956.05.06 Francisco Godia Sales   Posillipo GP di Napoli Francisco Godia Sales Retired  
2501 1956.05.13 Officine Alfieri Maserati 32 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Cesare Perdisa Seventh  
2501 1956.05.13 Officine Alfieri Maserati 32 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Stirling Moss Practice  
2501 1956.06.03 Officine Alfieri Maserati K Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Stirling Moss Practice  
2501 1956.06.03 Officine Alfieri Maserati 30 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Stirling Moss Retired  
2501 1956.07.01 Officine Alfieri Maserati 1 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Stirling Moss Practice  
2501 1956.07.01 Officine Alfieri Maserati 2 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Piero Taruffi Practice  
2501 1956.07.01 Officine Alfieri Maserati 2 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Stirling Moss Retired  
2501 1956.07.01 Officine Alfieri Maserati 2 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Jean Behra Practice  
2501 1956.07.14 Officine Alfieri Maserati 9 Silverstone R.A.C. British GP Cesare Perdisa Seventh  
2501 1956.08.05 Officine Alfieri Maserati 7 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Stirling Moss Second  
2501 1956.08.05 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Cesare Perdisa Practice  
2501 1956.09.02 Officine Alfieri Maserati 34 Monza GP d'Italia Luigi Villoresi & Joakim Bonnier Retired  
2501 1956.11.24 Officine Alfieri Maserati 7 Albert Park Bryson Industries Cup Stirling Moss Withdrawn Formula Libre
2501 1956.12.02 Officine Alfieri Maserati 7 Albert Park Australian GP Stirling Moss First Fastest Lap, Formula Libre
2501 1957.04.07 Officine Alfieri Maserati 24 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Harry Schell Practice  
2501 1957.04.07 Officine Alfieri Maserati 24 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Jean Behra Retired  
2501 1957.05.19 Officine Alfieri Maserati 34 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Juan Fangio Practice  
2501 1957.05.19 Officine Alfieri Maserati 34 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Hans Herrmann Practice  
2501 1957.05.19 Officine Alfieri Maserati 34 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Giorgio Scarlatti & Harry Schell Retired  
2501 1957.07.07 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8 Rouen-les-Essarts GP de l'Automobile Club de France Carlos Menditeguy Retired  
2501 1957.07.07 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8T Rouen-les-Essarts GP de l'Automobile Club de France Carlos Menditeguy Practice  
2501 1957.07.07 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8T Rouen-les-Essarts GP de l'Automobile Club de France Giorgio Scarlatti Practice  
2501 1957.07.07 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8T Rouen-les-Essarts GP de l'Automobile Club de France Juan Fangio Practice  
2501 1957.07.14 Officine Alfieri Maserati 12 Reims-Gueux GP de Reims Jean Behra Second Fastest Lap
2501 1957.07.14 Officine Alfieri Maserati 12 Reims-Gueux GP de Reims Juan Fangio Practice  
2501 1957.07.14 Officine Alfieri Maserati 12 Reims-Gueux GP de Reims Harry Schell Practice  
2501 1957.07.20 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8 Aintree R.A.C. British GP Carlos Menditeguy Retired  
2501 1957.08.04 Officine Alfieri Maserati 4T Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Jean Behra Practice  
2501 1957.08.04 Officine Alfieri Maserati 4 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Giorgio Scarlatti Tenth  
2501 1957.08.04 Officine Alfieri Maserati 4T Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Harry Schell Practice  
2501 1957.08.04 Officine Alfieri Maserati 4T Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Giorgio Scarlatti Practice  
2501 1957.08.18 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8 Pescara GP di Pescara Giorgio Scarlatti Sixth  
2501 1957.09.08 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8 Monza GP d'Italia Giorgio Scarlatti & Harry Schell Fifth  
2501 1957.09.22 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8 Modena GP di Modena Giorgio Scarlatti Fifth Heat No. 1 Fifth, Heat No. 2 Fifth
2501 1957.10.27 Officine Alfieri Maserati 12 Ain Diab GP de Maroc Giorgio Scarlatti Seventh 2501/26, Engine 2526
2501 1958.04.13 Maria-Teresa de Filippis 6 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Maria-Teresa de Filippis Fifth 2501/23
2501 1958.05.18 Maria-Teresa de Filippis 48 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Gerino Gerini Did Not Qualify 2501/23
2501 1958.05.18 Maria-Teresa de Filippis 44 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Maria-Teresa de Filippis Did Not Qualify 2501/23
2501 1958.06.15 Maria-Teresa de Filippis 30 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Maria-Teresa de Filippis Practice 2501/23
2501 1958.06.15 Maria-Teresa de Filippis 26 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Maria-Teresa de Filippis Tenth 2501/23
2501 1958.08.24 Maria-Teresa de Filippis 30 Porto GP Automovel de Portugal Maria-Teresa de Filippis Did Not Start 2501/23
2501 1958.09.07 Maria-Teresa de Filippis 42 Monza GP d'Italia Gino Munaron Practice 2501/23
2501 1958.09.07 Maria-Teresa de Filippis 42 Monza GP d'Italia Maria-Teresa de Filippis Retired 2501/23
2501 1959.03.30 Scuderia Ugolini 5 Goodwood Glover Trophy International 100 Giorgio Scarlatti Retired 2501/23
2501 1959.05.02 Scuderia Ugolini 15 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy Giorgio Scarlatti Retired 2501/23
2501 1959.05.10 Scuderia Ugolini 54 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Giorgio Scarlatti Did Not Qualify 2501/23
2501 1959.07.05 Scuderia Ugolini 40 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Giorgio Scarlatti Ninth 2501/23

Case History Chassis Number 2502

Jenkinson, 1967 – New for Argentine races 1954.

Jenkinson, 1975 – New car for Argentinean races at the beginning of 1954.

Pritchard, 1976 – New car completed in time to run in the Argentine Grand Prix. It was driven during the early part of the year by Onofre Marimon and Sergio Mantovani and was probably later broken up.

Nye, 1981 – Thought to have been earliest-numbered true 250F prototype, new for Argentine races 1954, subsequently raced in Europe by Sergio Mantovani. Arguably subsequently broken-up and number not re-used, or the original Argentine car actually used interim A6GCM chassis sold to South American car owner and imported into UK around 1979 by Peter Martin.

Pritchard 1985 – 1954 works car that first appeared at the Argentine Grand Prix. Later broken up.

Jenkinson, 1986 – Interim car, Maserati A6GCM, given chassis number 2502. A similar car to the one above which gave the impression of being reliable, but that was only because the owner, Jorge Daponte, did not drive it very hard. After only a few races Daponte took it back to S. America where it had a "stock" American engine installed for National racing. It was recently retrieved, less an engine, resurrected in England with a 250F engine, passed through the "trade" into the collector’s world and arrived in the USA via Italy.

(Jenkinson, July 1986) This was one of the first pair of cars that raced in Argentina in 1954. Later that year it was raced as part of the factory team by Sergio Mantovani. It then disappeared either to be broken up or used as the basis for another car, or to repair a crashed car.

Nye, 1989 – 1954, number first applied to A6GCM as above for Jorge Daponte, to Argentina for national racing. True 250F under this number in model’s debut, Argentina 1954; became Sergio Mantovani’s works car, probably broken-up and cannibalized.

Nye, 1993 – Interim ‘2502’, 1954, number first applied to ex-‘Bira’ A6GCM/53 as above ‘2504’ – July 1954 to Jorge Daponte, to Argentina for national racing – retrieved to UK in late 1970s, found to be Interim ‘2504’ and restored as such – in American ownership into 1990s.

Sergio Mantovani quasi-works car, Bari GP, May 1954 – later reappeared as ‘new’ ‘2511’ quasi-works car – Ascari/Villoresi, British GP, July 1954. NOTES – ‘2511’ sold to Scuderia Centro-Sud, 1955 – sold less engine to South America, 1959 – Cameron Millar replica later built in the UK around facsimile frame with original Maserati mechanical components, sold to Japanese collector. Schlumpf Brothers acquired another car as ‘2511’ which is a 1059 Scuderia Centro-Sud assembly using original chassis ‘2506’. Won 1956 Caen GP (Schell).

McKinney, 1995 – A6GCM/250 2502 – Destroyed in testing accident December 1953. A car with this number is in Switzerland, but has no apparent connection with any known A6GCM/250. See also 2504.

250F 2502 – Works-supported car for Sergio Mantovani 1954, renumbered ‘2511’ midyear. Also driven for works by Alberto Ascari and Villoresi 1954, and by Perdisa and Clemar Bucci 1955. Scuderia Centro-Sud 1955-59. Rebodied before 1956 season and again before 1957. Drivers Menditeguy and Luigi Piotti 1955, Schell 1956/57, Villoresi and de Graffenried 1956, Masten Gregory 1957/58, Hans Herrmann 1957, Scarlatti, Gerino Gerini, Troy Ruttmann and de Filippis 1958, Nano da Silva Ramos, Fritz d’Orey and Jack Fairman 1959. Sold less engine to South America 1959. Ciro Cayres (V8 Chevrolet engine) 1960-1, Nicola Papaleo 1963-4 – One of the few 250Fs yet to be unearthed: believed still in South America.

Pritchard, 2003 – Number first used on 250F-powered A6GCM supplied to Jorge Daponte. One of the first two 250Fs raced in the Argentine in 1954 also had this number. Later in 1954 this new car was owned and raced by Sergio Mantovani. Its ultimate fate is not known.

McKinney, 2003 – Works-supported car for Sergio Mantovani for 1954, and renumbered as ‘2511’ at mid-year. Works drivers include Alberto Ascari, Villoresi, Perdisa, and Clemar Bucci. Scuderia Centro-Sud 1956 to 1959, driven by Villoresi, Schell, de Graffenried, Masten Gregory, Hans Herrmann, Scarlatti, Gerino Gerini, Troy Ruttmann, de Filippis, Nano da Silva Ramos, Fritz d’Orey, and Jack Fairman. Rebodied before the 1956 season and again prior to the 1957 season. Sold minus engine to South American in 1959. Ciro Cayres (V8 Chevrolet engine) 1960-61, Nicola Papaleo from 1963. One of the few 250Fs yet to be unearthed. Won Caen GP 1956 (Schell). 2002 location: believed still in South America and/or destroyed.

Logbook

Chassis

Date

Entrant

Number

Circuit

Event

Driver

Result

Comment

2502 1954.05.22 Officine Alfieri Maserati   Lungomare GP di Bari Sergio Mantovani Retired  
2502 1954.06.06 Officine Alfieri Maserati 18 Castel Fusano GP di Roma Sergio Mantovani Third  
2502 1954.06.20 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Sergio Mantovani Practice  
2502 1954.06.20 Officine Alfieri Maserati 30 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Sergio Mantovani Seventh  
2502 1954.07.04 Officine Alfieri Maserati 40 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Sergio Mantovani Did Not Start Practice
2502 1954.07.17 Officine Alfieri Maserati 33 Silverstone RAC British GP Alberto Ascari Practice 2502/11
2502 1954.07.17 Officine Alfieri Maserati 32 Silverstone RAC British GP Luigi Villoresi Retired 2502/11
2502 1954.08.01 Officine Alfieri Maserati 7 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Sergio Mantovani Practice 2502/11
2502 1954.08.01 Sergio Mantovani 7 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Sergio Mantovani Fifth 2502/11
2502 1954.08.15 Officine Alfieri Maserati 14 Pescara Circuito di Pescara   Spare 2502/11
2502 1954.08.22 Officine Alfieri Maserati 28 Bremgarten GP der Schweiz Roy Salvadori Practice 2502/11
2502 1954.08.22 Officine Alfieri Maserati 28 Bremgarten GP der Schweiz Sergio Mantovani Fifth 2502/11
2502 1954.09.05 Officine Alfieri Maserati 18 Monza GP d'Italia Sergio Mantovani Ninth 2502/11
2502 1954.10.02 Officine Alfieri Maserati 6 Aintree Daily Telegraph Trophy Sergio Mantovani Fourth 2502/11/14, engine 2514
2502 1954.10.02 Officine Alfieri Maserati 6 Aintree Formula Libre Race Sergio Mantovani Second Formula Libre, 2502/11/14, engine 2514
2502 1954.10.24 Officine Alfieri Maserati 12 Pedralbes GP d'España Sergio Mantovani Retired 2502/11
2502 1955.01.16 Officine Alfieri Maserati 26 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Clemar Bucci & Carlos Menditeguy & Harry Schell Retired 2502/11
2502 1955.01.30 Officine Alfieri Maserati 48 Buenos Aires GP de Cuidad Buenos Aires Alfredo Pian & Jose Faraoni & Adolfo Schwelm Cruz 9th Formula Libre, Heat No. 1 12th, Heat No. 2 9th, 2502/11
2502 1955.05.22 Officine Alfieri Maserati 40 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Cesare Perdisa & Jean Behra Retired 2502/11/12, engine 2512
2502 1955.06.05 Officine Alfieri Maserati 26 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Cesare Perdisa Eighth 2502/11/12, Engine 2512
2502 1955.09.11 Officine Alfieri Maserati 34 Monza GP d'Italia Carlos Menditeguy Fifth 2502/11
2502 1955.10.23 Luigi Piotti 8 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Luigi Piotti Seventh 2502/11
2502 1956.04.15 Scuderia Centro Sud 12 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Luigi Villoresi Fourth 2502/11
2502 1956.05.06 Scuderia Centro Sud   Posillipo GP di Napoli Luigi Villoresi Retired 2502/11
2502 1956.05.13 Scuderia Centro Sud 34 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Louis Chiron Did Not Start 2502/11
2502 1956.08.05 Scuderia Centro Sud 12 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Harry Schell Retired 2502/11
2502 1956.08.26 Scuderia Centro Sud 16 Circuit de la Prairie GP de Caen Harry Schell First 2502/11
2502 1956.09.02 Scuderia Centro Sud 14 Monza GP d'Italia Emanuel de Graffenried Seventh 2502/11
2502 1957.01.13 Scuderia Centro Sud 22 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Harry Schell Fourth 2502/11
2502 1957.01.27 Scuderia Centro Sud 22 Buenos Aires GP Ciudad de Buenos Aires Giorgio Scarlatti Practice 2502/11
2502 1957.01.27 Scuderia Centro Sud 22 Buenos Aires GP Ciudad de Buenos Aires Harry Schell Tenth Formula Libre, Heat No. 1 Retired, Heat No. 2 Ninth, 2502/11
2502 1957.04.07 Scuderia Centro Sud 34 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Hans Herrmann Retired 2502/11
2502 1957.04.22 Scuderia Centro Sud 22 Pau GP de Pau Harry Schell Practice 2502/11
2502 1957.04.22 Scuderia Centro Sud 22 Pau GP de Pau Masten Gregory Fourth 2502/11
2502 1957.04.28 Scuderia Centro Sud 36 Posillipo GP di Napoli Masten Gregory Practice 2502/11
2502 1957.07.14 Scuderia Centro Sud 18 Reims-Gueux GP de Reims Masten Gregory Seventh 2502/11
2502 1957.08.04 Scuderia Centro Sud 16 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Masten Gregory Eighth  
2502 1957.08.18 Scuderia Centro Sud 14 Pescara GP di Pescara Masten Gregory Fourth 2502/11
2502 1957.09.08 Scuderia Centro Sud 26 Monza GP d'Italia Masten Gregory Fourth 2502/11
2502 1957.09.14 Scuderia Centro Sud 2 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy, Heat No. 1 Masten Gregory Third 2502/11, Engine 2529
2502 1957.09.14 Scuderia Centro Sud 2 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy Masten Gregory Fifth 2502/11, Engine 2529
2502 1958.02.02 Scuderia Centro Sud 16 Buenos Aires GP Cuidad de Buenos Aires Roberto Mieres Retired Formula Libre, Heat No. 1 Retired, 2502/11
2502 1958.04.13 Scuderia Centro Sud 22 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Masten Gregory Retired 2502/11
2502 1958.05.03 Scuderia Centro Sud 3 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy Masten Gregory Third 2502/11
2502 1958.05.18 Scuderia Centro Sud 48A Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Gerino Gerini Did Not Qualify 2502/11
2502 1958.06.15 Scuderia Centro Sud 34 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Masten Gregory Practice 2502/11
2502 1958.06.15 Scuderia Centro Sud 30 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Masten Gregory Retired 2502/11
2502 1958.06.15 Scuderia Centro Sud 30 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Maurice Trintignant Practice 2502/11
2502 1958.07.06 Scuderia Centro Sud 30 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Troy Ruttmann Tenth 2502/11
2502 1958.07.20 Scuderia Centro Sud   Circuit de la Prairie GP de Caen Gerino Gerini Sixth 2502/11
2502 1958.08.03 Scuderia Centro Sud 14 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Troy Ruttmann Did Not Start  
2502 1958.08.24 Maria-Teresa de Filippis 30 Porto GP Automovel de Portugal Maria-Teresa de Filippis Retired 2502/11
2502 1959.03.30 Scuderia Centro Sud 4 Goodwood Glover Trophy International 100 Jack Fairman Seventh 2502/11
2502 1959.04.18 Scuderia Centro Sud 5 Aintree International 200 Hermanos da Silva Ramos Fourth 2502/11
2502 1959.05.02 Scuderia Centro Sud 16 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy Hans Herrmann Did Not Start 2502/11
2502 1959.07.05 Scuderia Centro Sud 36 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Asdrubal Fontes Bayardo Did Not Qualify 2502/11
2502 1959.07.18 Scuderia Centro Sud 40 Aintree R.A.C. British GP Fritz d'Orey Retired 2502/11

Case History Chassis Number 2503

Jenkinson, 1966 – 1953 car with 1954 2.5-litre engine for Schell and then sold to Reg Hunt in Australia.

Jenkinson, 1967 – 1953 chassis with a 1954 engine, driven by Harry Schell 1954. Sold to Reg Hunt 1955.

Jenkinson, 1975 – Number given to ‘interim’ car driven by Harry Schell in 1954. Not replaced by 250F. 1953/54 car sold to Reg Hunt in Australia. Now in Great Britain.

Pritchard, 1976 – 1953 A6SSG with 250F engine raced by Harry Schell during the 1954 season. For 1955 it was sold in Australia to Reg Hunt. It was crashed by Kevin Neal in the 1956 Australian Grand Prix. The number was not allocated to a 250F.

Nye, 1981 – Interim A6GCM-based car supplied to Harry Schell 1954, sold to Reg Hunt in Australia, later raced by Kevin Neale. Number not reapplied to a true 250F. This car is today in UK owned by Ray Fielding.

Pritchard 1985 – Interim A6GCM/250F driven by Harry Schell. Sold to Reg Hunt in Australia and crashed by Kevin Neal in the 1956 Australian Grand Prix. Number never allocated to a 250F.

Jenkinson, 1986 – Interim car, Maserati A6GCM, given chassis number 2503. Third interim car built for Harry Schell. Raced by him for most of the 1954 season, then sold to Reg Hunt in Australia. Passed on to Kevin Neal and others. Came to UK in the seventies, completely unspoilt, passed through "trade" to Ray Fielding.

Nye, 1989 – 1954, number applied to A6GCM as above for Harry Schell, 1954, sold to Reg Hunt, Australia, to Kevin Neal, etc. Serial never applied to true 250F.

Nye, 1993 – Interim car only, Schell, 1954. Number applied to A6GCM as above for Harry Schell, 1954, sold to Reg Hunt, Australia, to Kevin Neal etc. Serial never applied to a true 250F.

McKinney, 1995 – A6GCM/250 2503 – Harry Schell January 1954 and raced until August. Reg Hunt acquired from factory and raced Australia 1955. To Kevin Neal 1956 but badly damaged November that year and not raced again. Imported UK mid 1960s by Colin Crabbe, raced in historic events by him, Dan Margulies and Ray Fielding (owner since 1972).

250F 2503 – Never built as 250F.

Pritchard, 2003 – Number not used.

McKinney, 2003 – Never built as a 250F.

Case History Chassis Number 2504

Jenkinson, 1966 – Originally 1953 car with 1954 engine for Bira and then replaced by new 1954 car. To Gould and then Halford. Rebuilt after crash in 1956, keeping number ‘2504’.

Jenkinson, 1967 – New June 1954 for ‘B. Bira’. Subsequent owners Horace Gould and Bruce Halford.

Jenkinson, 1975 – Number given to ‘interim’ car for ‘B. Bira’ at beginning of 1954. Won Frontières GP that year. New 250F completed in June 1954, ‘interim’ car scrapped. Raced by ‘Bira’ 1954 and part of 1955 (winning New Zealand GP). Subsequently sold to Horace Gould and then to Bruce Halford. Then went to New Zealand, where it remains today.

Pritchard, 1976 – In the early part of the 1954 season ‘B. Bira’ drove a 250F-engined A6SSG bearing this chassis number. In June 1954, the Siamese driver took delivery of a new 250F with the same chassis number and the A6SSG was broken up. In 1955 this 250F was acquired by Horace Gould, who sold it to Bruce Halford the following year.

Nye, 1981 – Interim A6GCM-based car supplied to Prince ‘Bira’ 1954, replaced by true 250F under this number in June ’54. Interim car was reported to have been broken-up but in fact was sold, probably less engine to South American customer. It is now in the UK, owned by Roger Williams of Willhire. ‘Bira’s’ true 250F severely damaged by Ron Flockhart in British GP, Silverstone. ‘Bira’ swopped damaged chassis frame with that of just supplied to Owen Organisation for ‘2509’, since Flockhart was a BRM driver and Owen Org. has arranged his drive in ‘Bira’s’ car! Thus original frame of ‘2504’ became ‘2509’ and ‘2509’ became ‘2504’. Still with me? ‘Bira’ later sold his car to Horace Gould, then to Bruce Halford and on to New Zealand, car now in Germany owned by Count Hubertus Dönhoff. On a trip back to Italy for service in the late fifties the frame was apparently taken in by Studio TecMec to become the Chevy-engined TecMec 1. It has the wide engine bay and re-sited steering box necessary. Is this then actually the original ‘2507’ frame ex-‘2523’? – more on this later.

Pritchard 1985 – Interim A6GCM/250F driven by ‘B. Bira’. Number subsequently allocated to ‘B. Bira’s’ 250F delivered in June 1954 and interim car broken up. 2504 was sold to Horace Gould in 1955 and Bruce Halford in 1956.

Jenkinson, 1986 – Interim car, Maserati A6GCM given chassis number 2504. Built for Prince Birabongse for his use until his new 250F was ready. Won the Grand Prix des Frontières at Chimay 1954. 250F engine removed and installed in new 250F chassis which took the number 2504. Interim car disposed of less engine, to S. America. Fitted with "stock" American engine for National racing. Retrieved by "trade" and bought to UK in recent years and resurrected. Now in USA.

{Jenkinson, July 1986) Built in mid-1954 for Prince Birabongse to replace his interim car of the same number an using the engine from the earlier car. Raced by Bira until mid-1955. Sold to Horace Gould, then to Bruce Halford. Eventually went to New Zealand in a complicated "affair" which also involved 2523(B). Recently the remains were retrieved and resurrected as 2504. In a German collection.

Nye, 1989 – 1954, number first applied to A6GCM as above for ‘B. Bira’, then engine into new 250F ‘2504’ chassis while A6GCM-type frame sold to Argentina. True 250F ‘2504’ then crashed by BRM driver Flockhart when ‘Bira’ gave him drive to gain experience. BRM swopped their original ‘2509’ frame with ‘Bira’ for this damaged frame, which became ‘2509’ thereafter. What become ‘2504’ later re-chassised by factory, then ex-‘Bira’ to Bruce Halford, Horace Gould, to New Zealand. Won 1954 GP des Frontières, 1955 New Zealand GP (‘Bira’). (See ‘2511’ for fate of ex-‘2509’ frame.)

Nye, 1993 – Interim ‘2504’, 1954, number first applied to A6GCM as above for ‘B. Bira’, then engine into new 250F ‘2504’ chassis while this A6GCM-type frame reappeared in mid-1954 as ‘2502’. Won 1954 GP des Frontières (‘B. Bira’).

‘B. Bira’ customer car – Belgian GP, June 1954 – swapped owners to become ‘2509’, Owen Organisation (BRM team) car – Flockhart/ Wharton, Swiss GP, August 1954. NOTES – Car swap arranged after being crashed at Silverstone during the British GP when being driven by BRM driver Flockhart when ‘Bira’ gave him drive to gain experience, original frame swapped with ‘Bira’s ‘2504’, extensively modified for Wharton, Collins, Hawthorn, to Jack Brabham 1955-56, to New Zealand, now in NZ collection. Won 1955 BRDC International Trophy (Collins).

McKinney, 1995 – A6GCM/250 2504 – Bira January/ June 1954. Renumbered ‘2502’ and sold to Jorge Daponte, later in year to Alberto Uria, who raced it in South America until at least 1960. Brought to UK 1979 by Peter Martin, on to Roger Williams early 1980s, various US owners, Peter Gläsel, Germany, 1994.

250F 2504 – Sold new to Bira to replace his interim car, then to Owen Organisation mid-1954, renumbered ‘2509’. Driven for Owen by Ken Wharton 1954, Peter Collins 1955, won International Trophy race, Mike Hawthorn 1956. Sold to Jack Brabham 1956, to Gavin Quirk in New Zealand 1957, who modified the body. On to Len Gilbert 1961, Chris Amon 1962, Len Southward (present owner) 1963. See also ‘2501’, ‘2509’.

Pritchard, 2003 – Number used for 250F-engined A6GCM raced by Prince Birabongse to replace his A6GCM. Engine transferred to new 250F with this number to 250F raced by Bira mid-1954 to mid-1955, then ’loaned’ to Horace Gould for a few races. Sold by Bira to Bruce Halford. Fitted with new chassis frame at factory after being crashed by Halford. Raced in New Zealand in 1960 with Chevrolet engine.

McKinney, 2003 – Sold new to Bira to replace his interim car, then to the Owen Organisation in mid-1954, being renumbered ‘2509’. Driven for Owen by Ken Wharton during 1954, Peter Collins in 1955, and Mike Hawthorn in 1956. Sold to Jack Brabham in 1956 and then on to Gavin Quirk in New Zealand in 1957, who modified the bodywork. On to Len Gilbert in 1961, then Chris Amon in 1962, and collector Len Southward in 1963. Won the 1955 International Trophy (Collins). 2002 location: New Zealand – Southward Museum Trust. This chassis number also used on ‘2501’ and ‘2509’.

Logbook

Chassis

Date

Entrant

Number

Circuit

Event

Driver

Result

Comment

2504 1954.06.20 Prince Bira 20 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique B. Bira Sixth  
2504 1954.07.04 Prince Bira 46 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France B. Bira Fourth  
2504 1954.07.11 Prince Bira 22 Rouen-les-Essarts GP de Rouen-les-Essarts B. Bira Second  
2504 1954.07.17 Prince Bira 6 Silverstone RAC British GP B. Bira & Ron Flockhart Retired  
2504 1954.07.17 Prince Bira 6 Silverstone RAC British GP Ron Flockhart Practice  
2504 1954.08.22 Owen Racing Organisation 18 Bremgarten GP der Schweiz Ken Wharton Sixth 2504/09
2504 1954.08.22 Owen Racing Organisation 18 Bremgarten GP der Schweiz Ron Flockhart Practice 2504/09
2504 1954.09.25 Owen Racing Organisation 2 Goodwood Goodwood Trophy Ken Wharton Did Not Start Practice, 2504/09
2504 1954.10.24 Owen Racing Organisation 28 Pedralbes GP d'España Ken Wharton Eighth 2504/09
2504 1955.05.07 Owen Racing Organisation 3 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy Peter Collins First Fastest Lap, 2504/09
2504 1955.05.30 Owen Racing Organisation 8 Crystal Palace London Trophy Peter Collins First Formula Libre, Heat No. 1, First, Fastest Lap, Heat No. 2, First, Fastest Lap; 2504/09
2504 1955.07.16 Owen Racing Organisation 42 Aintree R.A.C. British GP Peter Collins Retired  
2504 1955.10.01 Owen Racing Organisation 14 Castle Combe Avon Trophy Peter Collins Retired  
2504 1956.01.22 Owen Racing Organisation 14 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Mike Hawthorn Third 2504/09
2504 1956.02.05 Owen Racing Organisation 14 Mendoza GP Ciudad de Buenos Aires Mike Hawthorn Ninth 2504/09
2504 1956.04.21 J.A. Brabham 9 Aintree Aintree 200 Jack Brabham Third 2504/09
2504 1956.05.05 J.A. Brabham 16 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy Jack Brabham Retired  
2504 1956.06.23 Bruce Halford 9 Aintree Aintree 100 Bruce Halford Third 2504/56
2504 1956.07.07 Bruce Halford 58 Mallory Park Formula Libre Race Bruce Halford Second Fastest Lap, 2504/56
2504 1956.07.14 J.A. Brabham 30 Silverstone R.A.C. British GP Jack Brabham Retired 2504/09
2504 1956.07.14 Bruce Halford 29 Silverstone R.A.C. British GP Bruce Halford Retired 2504/56
2504 1956.07.22 J.A. Brabham 37 Snetterton Vanwall Trophy Jack Brabham Third 2504/09
2504 1956.08.05 Bruce Halford 21 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Bruce Halford Disqualified 2504/56
2504 1956.08.26 Bruce Halford   Circuit de la Prairie GP de Caen Bruce Halford Retired 2504/56
2504 1956.09.02 Bruce Halford 48 Monza GP d'Italia Bruce Halford Retired 2504/56
2504 1956.10.14 Bruce Halford 7 Brands Hatch BRSCC Race Bruce Halford Sixth 2504/56
2504 1956.11.24 J.A. Brabham 10 Albert Park Bryson Industries Cup Jack Brabham Did Not Start Formula Libre
2504 1956.12.02 J.A. Brabham 10 Albert Park Australian GP Jack Brabham Did Not Start Formula Libre
2504 1957.01.12 J.A. Brabham 3 Ardmore New Zealand International GP Jack Brabham Practice 2504/09
2504 1957.04.07 Bruce Halford 26 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Bruce Halford Retired 2504/56
2504 1957.04.22 Bruce Halford 24 Pau GP de Pau Bruce Halford Retired 2504/56
2504 1957.04.28 Bruce Halford   Posillipo GP di Napoli Bruce Halford Sixth 2504/56
2504 1957.07.14 Bruce Halford 34 Reims-Gueux GP de Reims Bruce Halford Eleventh 2504/56
2504 1957.07.28 Bruce Halford 18 Circuit de la Prairie GP de Caen Bruce Halford Third 2504/56
2504 1957.08.04 Bruce Halford 15 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Bruce Halford Eleventh 2504/56
2504 1957.08.18 Bruce Halford 20 Pescara GP di Pescara Bruce Halford Retired 2504/56
2504 1957.09.14 Bruce Halford 17 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy Bruce Halford Seventh 2504/56
2504 1957.09.14 Bruce Halford 17 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy, Heat No. 1 Bruce Halford Fifth 2504/56
2504 1957.09.22 Bruce Halford 22 Modena GP di Modena Bruce Halford Seventh Heat No. 1 Ninth, heat No. 2 Seventh, 2504/56
2504 1958.04.07 Bruce Halford 10 Goodwood Grover Trophy International 100 Bruce Halford Eleventh 2504/56
2504 1958.04.19 Bruce Halford 12 Aintree International 200 Bruce Halford Retired 2504/56
2504 1958.05.03 Bruce Halford 14 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy Bruce Halford Sixteenth 2504/56
2504 1958.07.20 Bruce Halford 16 Circuit de la Prairie GP de Caen Bruce Halford Third 2504/56

Case History Chassis Number 2505

Jenkinson, 1967 – New car for Argentine races 1954. Driven by Roberto Mieres and Harry Schell 1954. Subsequent owners Andre Simon, Joakim Bonnier.

Jenkinson, 1975 – Completed for the Argentinean races at beginning of 1954. Driven by Roberto Mieres and Harry Schell later in the season. Subsequently owned by Andre Simon and Joakim Bonnier.

Pritchard, 1976 – New car for the Argentine races in 1954 and driven to victory by Fangio at both Buenos Aires and Spa. Later in the year it was driven by Roberto Mieres, Luigi Musso and Harry Schell. For 1955 it was sold to Andre Simon and it was acquired by Joakim Bonnier for 1957.

Nye, 1981 – New 250F for 1954 Argentine races, won on debut driven by Fangio and in Belgian GP, same driver. Later driven by Mieres, Musso and Schell. Later sold to Andre Simon and 1957 to Jo Bonnier. Car’s current whereabouts yet to be established.

Pritchard 1985 – 1954 works car the first appeared at the Argentine Grand Prix. Sold to Andre Simon in 1955 and Joakim Bonnier in 1957.

Jenkinson, 1986 – The car used by Fangio to win the model’s first race in 1954. Used as part of the factory team. Later passed to Andre Simon and Joakim Bonnier. Lay fallow in Modena in 1958. Subsequently "restored" by factory and presented to Biscaretti Museum in Turin as a typical 250F and given the identity 2500.

Nye, 1989 – 1954, first serial to be applied immediately to true 250F, works car, to Andre Simon, 1957 Joakim Bonnier, smartened-up by factory and presented to Biscaretti Museum, Turin, as ‘2500’. Won 1954 Argentine and Belgian GPs (Fangio), Pescara GP (Musso), 1955 Albi GP (Simon).

Nye, 1993 – Works car – Fangio, Argentine GP, January 1954 – NOTES – First 250F to appear. Later to Andre Simon – 1957 to Joakim Bonnier, freshened up by factory and presented to Biscaretti Museum, Turin, under identity ‘2500’ carrying original-style 1954 bodywork. Won 1954 Argentine and Belgian GPs (Fangio), Rome GP (Marimon), Pescara GP (Musso), 1955 Albi GP (Simon).

McKinney, 1995 – Works car, winner 1954 Argentine and Belgian GPs with Juan Manuel Fangio. Also raced by Onofre Marimon, Mantovani and Ascari before being acquired by Mieres (but still run as part of the factory team). To Schell late 1954, Andre Simon early 1955, loaned to Centro-Sud (Bonnier, Scarlatti and Gino Munaron) 1957 and then sold to Bonnier. Reacquired by factory, rebuilt, relabeled ‘2500’ and presented to Biscaretti Museum (present owners) in Turin c. 1960. Believed to be the only 1954 car to have retained its original (louvered) bodywork throughout its life.

Pritchard, 2003 – Driven by Fangio to a win in the 1954 Argentine Grand Prix. Works team car through 1954. Sold to Andre Simon and then Joakim Bonnier. Spent a long period at Modena before being refurbished and presented to the Turin museum as chassis number ‘2500’.

McKinney, 2003 – A works car during in 1954 by Juan Manuel Fangio, Onofre Marimón, Mantovani, and Ascari before being acquired by Mieres – but still run as a part of the factory team. To Harry Schell in late 1954, then André Simon in early 1955, then loaned to Centro-Sud (used by Bonnier and Scarlatti) in 1957, and then sold to Bonnier. Reacquired by the factory, rebuilt, relabeled as ‘2500’ and presented to the Biscaretti Museum in Turin about 1960. Won the 1954 Argentine and Belgian Grands Prix (Fangio), Pescara (Musso), and 1955 Albi (Simon). 2002 location: Italy – Museo Carlo Biscaretti.

Logbook

Chassis

Date

Entrant

Number

Circuit

Event

Driver

Result

Comment

2505 1954.01.17 Officine Alfieri Maserati 2 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Juan Fangio First  
2505 1954.01.31 Officine Alfieri Maserati 2 Buenos Aires GP de Cuidad Buenos Aires Juan Fangio Retired Formula Libre
2505 1954.04.11 Officine Alfieri Maserati 16 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Sergio Mantovani Third  
2505 1954.04.11 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Onofre Marimon Practice  
2505 1954.06.06 Officine Alfieri Maserati 20 Castel Fusano GP di Roma Luigi Musso Practice  
2505 1954.06.06 Officine Alfieri Maserati 16 Castel Fusano GP di Roma Onofre Marimon First Fastest Lap
2505 1954.06.20 Officine Alfieri Maserati 26 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Juan Fangio First Fastest Lap
2505 1954.06.20 Officine Alfieri Maserati 6 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Onofre Marimon Practice  
2505 1954.06.20 Officine Alfieri Maserati 6 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Juan Fangio Practice  
2505 1954.07.04 Officine Alfieri Maserati 10 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Alberto Ascari Retired  
2505 1954.07.17 Officine Alfieri Maserati 32 Silverstone RAC British GP Luigi Villoresi Practice Withdrawn from grid
2505 1954.08.01 Roberto Mieres 8 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Roberto Mieres Retired  
2505 1954.08.01 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Roberto Mieres Practice  
2505 1954.08.01 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Luigi Villoresi Practice  
2505 1954.08.15 Officine Alfieri Maserati 16 Pescara Circuito di Pescara Luigi Musso First  
2505 1954.08.22 Officine Alfieri Maserati 30 Bremgarten GP der Schweiz Roberto Mieres Fourth  
2505 1954.09.05 Officine Alfieri Maserati 24 Monza GP d'Italia Roberto Mieres Retired  
2505 1954.10.24 Harry Schell 24 Pedralbes GP d'España Harry Schell Retired Fastest Lap
2505 1955.01.16 Officine Alfieri Maserati 28 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Harry Schell & Jean Behra Sixth  
2505 1955.01.30 Officine Alfieri Maserati 28 Buenos Aires GP de Cuidad Buenos Aires Harry Schell Retired Formula Libre, Heat No. 1 Retired
2505 1955.04.11 Andre Simon 22 Pau GP de Pau Andre Simon Sixth  
2505 1955.04.24 Andre Simon 20 Bordeaux GP de Bordeaux Andre Simon Retired  
2505 1955.05.07 Ecurie Rosier 5 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy Andre Simon Fourth  
2505 1955.05.22 Ecurie Rosier 16 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Andre Simon Did Not Start Practice
2505 1955.05.29 Ecurie Rosier 2 Circuit Raymond Sommer GP d'Albi Andre Simon First Fastest Lap
2505 1956.07.01 Andre Simon 42 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Andre Simon Retired  
2505 1957.01.13 Scuderia Centro Sud 24 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Joakim Bonnier Seventh  
2505 1957.01.27 Scuderia Centro Sud 24 Buenos Aires GP Ciudad de Buenos Aires Giorgio Scarlatti Retired Formula Libre, Heat No. 1 Retired
2505 1957.04.22 Scuderia Centro Sud 30 Pau GP de Pau Lucien Barthe Did Not Qualify  
2505 1957.05.19 Scuderia Centro Sud 4 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Andre Simon Did Not Qualify  
2505 1957.07.14 Joakim Bonnier 36 Reims-Gueux GP de Reims Joakim Bonnier Retired  
2505 1957.07.20 Joakim Bonnier 28 Aintree R.A.C. British GP Joakim Bonnier Retired  
2505 1957.07.28 Joakim Bonnier 20 Circuit de la Prairie GP de Caen Joakim Bonnier Fourth  

Case History Chassis Number 2506

Jenkinson, 1966 – 1954 car for Marimon and then to Rosier.

Jenkinson, 1967 – New June 1954 for Onofre Marion. Sold to Louis Rosier end of 1954. Now in museum at Lyons.

Jenkinson, 1975 – Completed June 1954 for Onofre Marimon. Sold to Louis Rosier at end of 1954 and raced extensively by him until 1956. Spent considerable time in Lyon Museum.

Pritchard, 1976 – This 250F was completed in June 1954 for Onofre Marimon. It was probably the car driven by Louis Rosier in the 1954 Italian Grand Prix, it was subsequently acquired by him and raced regularly until his death in the 1957 Paris 1,000 Kilometers races. It is now in a museum in Lyon.

Nye, 1981 – New 250F completed June 1954 for Onofre Marimon, ACA-backed works driver. Sold to Louis Rosier at end of ’54, painted French blue and raced widely by him until his death in 1956. Car subsequently spent much time in Lyons Museum – more recently in Schlumpf Museum, Mullhouse, France.

Pritchard 1985 – 1954 works car completed in June and driven by Onofre Marimon. Driven by Louis Rosier in the 1954 Italian Grand Prix and subsequently bought by him.

Jenkinson, 1986 – Factory team car in 1954 driven by Marimon. Then sold to Louis Rosier and raced extensively by him. After spending many years in the Henri Malartre museum in Rochtaille-sur-Saône near Lyon it "disappeared."

Nye, 1989 – Completed June 1954, works car for Onofre Marimon, to Louis Rosier until 1956, Schlumpf Collection, Mulhouse, France. Won 1954 Rome GP (Marimon), Oulton Park Gold Cup (Moss).

Nye, 1993 – Works car – Onofre Marimon, Argentine GP, January 1954. NOTES – Initially masqueraded as ‘2502’ until ‘new’ ‘2502’ emerged in May 1954. To Louis Rosier until 1957. Subsequently at factory until 1957. Subsequently at factory until 1959 when Scuderia Centro-Sud assembled a spare-parts as ‘2511’ using ‘2506’s original chassis frame – to Schlumpf brothers, Mulhouse, France. Won 1954 Oulton Park Gold Cup (Moss).

McKinney, 1995 – Works car 1954, first raced as ‘2502’, driven by Marimon, Moss, Schell and Musso. Sold to Louis Rosier late in year, rebodied for 1956, and on to René Bourely 1957. To Scuderia Centro-Sud and basis of new car ‘2511’ 1959. Nasif Estéfano in Argentina 1960. Returned to Europe 1960 and via Henri Malartre Museum at Rochetaille-sur-Saône (Lyons) to Schlumpf Collection (present owners) 1963.

Pritchard, 2003 – Works team car raced in 1954 by Marimon. Sold to Louis Rosier and raced consistently by him. It spent a long period in the Henri Malartre museum in Rochetaille-sur-Saône and then went to the Schlumpf Collection.

McKinney, 2003 – Works car for 1954, first raced as ‘2502’, driven by Marimón, Moss, Schell, and Musso. Sold to Louis Rosier late in 1954, rebodied for 1956, and then to René Bourely in 1957. To Scuderia Centro-Sud and formed the basis for a new 1959 car, ‘2511’. To Nasif Estéfano in Argentina in 1960. Returned to Europe in 1960 and via the Henri Malartre Museum at Rochetaille-sur-Saône (Lyons) to Schlumpf Collection in 1963. Won 1954 Rome (Marimón) and Oulton Park (Moss). 2002 location: France (Musée Nationale de l’Automobile).

Logbook

Chassis

Date

Entrant

Number

Circuit

Event

Driver

Result

Comment

2506 1954.01.17 Officine Alfieri Maserati 4 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Onofre Marimon Practice 2506/02
2506 1954.01.31 Officine Alfieri Maserati 4 Buenos Aires GP de Cuidad Buenos Aires Onofre Marimon Retired Formula Libre, 2506/02
2506 1954.04.11 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Onofre Marimon Practice Fastest Lap, 2506/02
2506 1954.04.19 Officine Alfieri Maserati 18 Pau GP de Pau Onofre Marimon Retired 2506/02
2506 1954.05.22 Officine Alfieri Maserati   Lungomare GP di Bari Onofre Marimon Fourth Fastest Lap, 2506/02/06
2506 1954.06.06 Officine Alfieri Maserati 20 Castel Fusano GP di Roma Luigi Musso Retired 2506/02/06
2506 1954.06.06 Officine Alfieri Maserati 16 Castel Fusano GP di Roma Onofre Marimon Practice 2506/02/06
2506 1954.06.20 Officine Alfieri Maserati 28 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Onofre Marimon Retired  
2506 1954.06.20 Officine Alfieri Maserati 7 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Juan Fangio Practice  
2506 1954.06.20 Officine Alfieri Maserati 7 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Onofre Marimon Practice  
2506 1954.07.04 Officine Alfieri Maserati 12 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Onofre Marimon Retired  
2506 1954.07.17 Officine Alfieri Maserati 33 Silverstone RAC British GP Onofre Marimon Third Fastest Lap
2506 1954.08.01 Officine Alfieri Maserati 5 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Luigi Villoresi Did Not Start Practice, withdrawn
2506 1954.08.07 Officine Alfieri Maserati 7 Oulton Park Formula Libre Race Stirling Moss First Fastest Lap
2506 1954.08.07 Officine Alfieri Maserati 7 Oulton Park Daily Express International Gold Cup Stirling Moss First Fastest Lap
2506 1954.08.22 Officine Alfieri Maserati 34 Bremgarten GP der Schweiz Harry Schell Retired  
2506 1954.09.05 Officine Alfieri Maserati 26 Monza GP d'Italia Louis Rosier Eighth  
2506 1954.09.12 Equipe Rosier   Cadours Circuit de Cadours, Heat No. 1 Louis Rosier Third  
2506 1954.09.12 Equipe Rosier   Cadours Circuit de Cadours Louis Rosier Third  
2506 1954.09.19 Equipe Rosier 20 AVUS GP von Berlin Louis Rosier Retired  
2506 1954.09.25 Equipe Rosier 1 Goodwood Goodwood Trophy Louis Rosier Eighth  
2506 1954.09.25 Equipe Rosier 1 Goodwood Woodcote Cup Louis Rosier Practice Formula Libre
2506 1954.10.02 Equipe Rosier 1 Aintree Daily Telegraph Trophy Louis Rosier Sixth  
2506 1954.10.02 Equipe Rosier 1 Aintree Formula Libre Race Louis Rosier Eighth Formula Libre
2506 1954.10.24 Equipe Rosier 26 Pedralbes GP d'España Louis Rosier Seventh  
2506 1955.03.27 Equipe Rosier 36 Parc Valentino GP del Valentino Louis Rosier Sixth  
2506 1955.04.11 Equipe Rosier 12 Pau GP de Pau Louis Rosier Seventh  
2506 1955.04.24 Equipe Rosier 12 Bordeaux GP de Bordeaux Louis Rosier Retired  
2506 1955.05.07 Ecurie Rosier 6 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy Louis Rosier Fifth  
2506 1955.05.22 Ecurie Rosier 14 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Louis Rosier Retired  
2506 1955.05.29 Ecurie Rosier 4 Circuit Raymond Sommer GP d'Albi Louis Rosier Second  
2506 1955.06.05 Ecurie Rosier 28 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Louis Rosier Ninth  
2506 1955.06.19 Ecurie Rosier 28 Zandvoort GP van Nederland Louis Rosier Ninth  
2506 1955.08.06 Ecurie Rosier 33 Charterhall Daily Record Trophy Louis Rosier Third  
2506 1955.08.06 Ecurie Rosier 33 Charterhall Daily Record Trophy, Heat No. 1 Louis Rosier Retired  
2506 1955.08.13 Ecurie Rosier 140 Snetterton Redex Trophy Louis Rosier Seventh  
2506 1955.09.03 Ecurie Rosier 6 Aintree Daily Telegraph Trophy Louis Rosier Retired  
2506 1955.10.01 Ecurie Rosier 4 Castle Combe Avon Trophy Louis Rosier Retired  
2506 1955.10.23 Ecurie Rosier 4 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Louis Rosier Retired  
2506 1956.04.02 Ecurie Rosier 14 Goodwood Richmond Scratch Race of the Glover Trophy Louis Rosier Seventh  
2506 1956.04.21 Ecurie Rosier 14 Aintree Aintree 200 Louis Rosier Fourth  
2506 1956.05.05 Ecurie Rosier 12 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy Louis Rosier Sixth  
2506 1956.05.13 Ecurie Rosier 8 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Louis Rosier Retired  
2506 1956.06.03 Ecurie Rosier 24 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Louis Rosier Eighth  
2506 1956.07.01 Ecurie Rosier 36 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Louis Rosier Sixth  
2506 1956.07.14 Ecurie Rosier 27 Silverstone R.A.C. British GP Louis Rosier Retired  
2506 1956.08.05 Ecurie Rosier 15 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Louis Rosier Fifth  
2506 1956.08.26 Ecurie Rosier 6 Circuit de la Prairie GP de Caen Louis Rosier Retired  
2506 1957.04.22 Rene Bourely 14 Pau GP de Pau Rene Bourely Retired  
2506 1957.07.28 Rene Bourely 4 Circuit de la Prairie GP de Caen Harry Schell Did Not Start  
2506 1960.02.07 Scuderia Centro Sud 10 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Nasif Estefano Fourteenth 2506/11

Case History Chassis Number 2507

Jenkinson, 1966 – New 1954 car for Gilby Engineering for use by Salvadori.

Jenkinson, 1967 – New April 1954 for Gilby Engineering. Driven by Roy Salvadori.

Jenkinson, 1975 – Completed April 1954 for Gilby Engineering. Driven continuously by Roy Salvadori. Now in private collection in Portugal.

Pritchard, 1976 – The first 250F to be delivered to a private owner; Gilby Engineering received this car in time for Roy Salvadori to drive it at the Easter Goodwood meeting and he raced it regularly until the end of the 1956 season. During 1957, this car was driven by Jim Russell, Ivor Bueb and Keith Greene. In around 1960 the author [Pritchard] saw 2507 for sale at Performance Cars at Brentford with a price tag of £950, and it is now in Portugal.

Nye, 1981 – New 250F completed April 1954 for Did Greene’s Gilby Engineering Company, to be driven by Roy Salvadori into 1956. Throttle stuck open in early race at Oulton Park, Salvadori managed to switch off one magneto but not both before car powered its way into a tree at Druids Corner. Frame replaced at factory. Original frame repaired and renumbered ‘2523’ by works for new car. Sold ‘2507’ to a Dr. Lacerda in Portugal for his private collection. Following years of loving preservation there, car sold to Amschel Rothschild here in UK. One of the most original of all surviving 250Fs.

Pritchard 1985 – First 250F to be completed for a private owner and delivered to Gilby Engineering in April 1954. Painted British Racing Green and driven by Roy Salvadori, 1954-56. Later driven for Gilby by Jim Russell, Ivor Bueb and Keith Greene. Raced in Historic events by Hon. Amiel Rothschild until end of 1984 and in 1985 by Chris Drake.

Jenkinson, 1986 – This car was built to the order from Sid Greene and his Gilby Engineering company in London. It was raced by Roy Salvadori in its first-line days and was a popular and regular competitor at many English circuits, notably Goodwood, Silverstone, Snetterton, Aintree and Oulton Park. During this time it was crashed at Oulton Park and went back to the factory to be rebuilt round a new chassis frame, retaining the number 2507. Before it was retired from racing Ivor Bueb drove it, and when it was no longer competitive it was "retired" and sold to a private collector in Portugal. It remained in his care for many years until it returned to England and was bought by the Hon. Amschel Rothschild, who ran it in VSCC meetings. It is now owned by Christopher Mann.

Nye, 1989 – Completed April 1954, for Syd Greene’s Gilby Engineering Co., GB, driver Roy Salvadori, rebuilt around new chassis after Oulton Park crash, original frame became ‘2523’, to Portuguese collection, now (1988) with Robin Lodge, UK, one of the most original of all surviving 250Fs. Won 1954 Goodwood and Aintree (Salvadori).

Nye, 1993 – ‘2507(A)’ – Gilby Engineering customer car – Roy Salvadori, Easter Monday Goodwood, April 1954 – later re-chassised as ‘2507(B)’ – Salvadori, Goodwood, September 1954. Original chassis frame reappeared as works car ‘2523(A)’ – Moss/ Chiron, practice, Monaco GP, May 1956 – later reappeared as ‘2523(B)’ – sold to Scuderia Centro-Sud for 1957 – sold less engine to South America, 1959. A Cameron Millar replica later built in UK around a facsimile frame with original Maserati components sold to Dutch collector. The ex-Centro-Sud car emerged recently in the UK where it was restored as ‘2507/22’ for historic racing. NOTES – Gilby’s car was rebuilt around new chassis ‘2507(B)’ after Salvadori hit a tree at Oulton Park – sold after long and successful British career, in very original, to Portuguese collector, later returned to UK for Amschel Rothschild, with Robin Lodge 1993 – one of the most original of all surviving genuine 250Fs. Won 1954 Goodwood, Snetterton, 1955 Snetterton (twice), Goodwood and Aintree, 1956 Vanwall Trophy (all Salvadori).

McKinney, 1995 – 2507A – Gilby Engineering car for Roy Salvadori 2954. Returned to factory after accident later in year. Chassis stored until reunited with its bodywork and run again as ‘2523’, 1956, with Moss, Perdisa and Umberto Maglioli. Later that year renumbered ‘2522’, rebodied, and sold to Scuderia Centro-Sud for 1957. Driven by Schell, Gregory, Bonnier, Herrmann, Piero Taruffi, Ivor Bueb and Horace Gould 1957, Mieres, Wolfgang Seidel, Carroll Shelby and Cliff Allison 1958, da Silva Ramos, d’Orey and Dale Duncan 1959. Centro-Sud also ran it as a school car, then sold it to South America less engine 1959. Fitted with V8 Chevrolet engine and raced by Luis Margarido 1960, Arnaldo Paccini 1960/61, Mario Marsiglia 1963/65. Returned to UK by Colin Crabbe 1972, unused by Chris Drake many years, restored for Jeremy Agace (present owner).

2507B – Gilby Engineering replacement chassis late 1954. Driven for them by Salvadori until 1956 (with new body for that season) with many successes in British national races, and in 1957 by Bueb and Keith Greene. Via various collectors, notably Dr. Lacerda in Portugal, until returning to UK for historic racing late 1970s. Amschel Rothschild 1977/84, Chris Mann 1985/87 and (present owner) Robin Lodge.

Pritchard, 2003 – Built for Gilby Engineering and raced by Roy Salvadori, 1954-56, Jim Russell, Ivor Bueb and 17-year old Keith Greene (son of Gilby boss Sid Greene), 1957. Sold through Performance Cars, Brentford to Portuguese collector. Later it was returned to the UK.

McKinney, 2003 – Gilby Engineering car used by Roy Salvadori during 1954. Achieved many successes in British national events. The car was returned to the factory in early 1956 and run as ‘2523’, with Moss. Perdisa, and Umberto Maglioli being the drivers. Later in 1956, it was renumbered as ‘2522’, rebodied, and sold to Scuderia Centro Sud for 1957. Rebodied once more later in 1957. Driven by Schell, Gregory, Bonnier, Herrmann, Piero Taruffi, Ivor Bueb, Horace Gould, Mieres, Wolfgang Seidel, Carroll Shelby, Cliff Addison, da Silva Ramos, d’Orey, and Dale Duncan. Also ran as a Centro-Sud school car, then sold to South American less engine in 1959. Fitted with Chevrolet V8 and raced by Luis Margarido in 1960, Arnaldo Paccini 1960-61, Mario Marsiglia 1963-65. Returned to the UK by Colin Crabbe in 1972, unused by Chris Drake many, restored for Jeremy Agace in 1990, to José Albuquerque in 2000. 2002 location: Portugal (José Albuquerque).

Second car with this number, built as Gilby Engineering replacement in 1956. Driven by Roy Salvadori in 1956, Jim Russell, Bueb, and Keith Greene in 1957. Via various collectors, notably Dr. Lacerda in Portugal, until returning to the UK for historic racing in the late 1970s. Amschel Rothschild 1977-84, Chris Mann 1985-87, Robin Lodge from 1988, Carlos Vögele in 1998, and Klaus Edel in 1999. 2002 location: Germany (Klaus Edel).

Logbook

Chassis

Date

Entrant

Number

Circuit

Event

Driver

Result

Comment

2507 1954.04.19 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 9 Goodwood Chichester Cup Roy Salvadori Second Fastest Lap, Formula Libre
2507 1954.04.19 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 9 Goodwood Richmond Race for the Glover Trophy Roy Salvadori Retired Fastest Lap, Formula Libre
2507 1954.04.19 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 9 Goodwood Lavant Cup Roy Salvadori Second Fastest Lap
2507 1954.05.15 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 10 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy, Heat No. 2 Roy Salvadori Fourth Engine 2521
2507 1954.05.15 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 10 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy Roy Salvadori Tenth Engine 2521
2507 1954.05.29 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 4 Aintree Daily Telegraph International 200, Heat No. 2 Roy Salvadori Second Fastest Lap
2507 1954.05.29 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 4 Aintree Daily Telegraph International 200 Roy Salvadori Fifth  
2507 1954.06.05 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 10 Snetterton Formula Libre Race Roy Salvadori First Fastest Lap
2507 1954.06.05 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 10 Snetterton Curtis Trophy Roy Salvadori First Fastest Lap
2507 1954.06.07 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 10 Goodwood Whitsun Trophy Roy Salvadori Third Formula Libre
2507 1954.06.07 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 10 Goodwood Racing Cars to 2500cc Race Roy Salvadori Second Fastest Lap, Formula Libre
2507 1954.07.04 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 44 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Roy Salvadori Retired  
2507 1954.07.11 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 30 Rouen-les-Essarts GP de Rouen-les-Essarts Roy Salvadori Third  
2507 1954.07.17 Gilby Engineering Company, ltd. 5 Silverstone RAC British GP Roy Salvadori Retired  
2507 1954.08.02 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 10 Crystal Palace August Trophy, Heat No. 1 Roy Salvadori Second  
2507 1954.08.02 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 10 Crystal Palace August Trophy Roy Salvadori Second  
2507 1954.08.07 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 3 Oulton Park Daily Express International Gold Cup Roy Salvadori Retired  
2507 1954.09.04 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd.   Charterhall Formula Libre Race Roy Salvadori Retired Formula Libre
2507 1954.09.25 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 10 Goodwood Woodcote Cup Roy Salvadori Fifth  
2507 1954.09.25 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 10 Goodwood Goodwood Trophy Roy Salvadori Third  
2507 1954.10.02 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 10 Aintree Daily Telegraph Trophy Roy Salvadori Seventh  
2507 1954.10.02 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 10 Aintree Formula Libre Race Roy Salvadori Fifth Formula Libre
2507 1954.10.09 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 10 Snetterton Formula Libre Race Roy Salvadori First Fastest Lap, Formula Libre
2507 1955.03.26 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 1 Snetterton Formula Libre Race Roy Salvadori First Fastest Lap, Formula Libre
2507 1955.04.11 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 10 Goodwood Richmond Race for the Glover Trophy Roy Salvadori First Fastest Lap
2507 1955.04.11 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 10 Goodwood Chichester Cup Roy Salvadori Second Formula Libre
2507 1955.04.11 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 10 Goodwood Easter Handicap Roy Salvadori Second Formula Libre
2507 1955.04.24 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 152 Ibsley Aerodrome Formula Libre Race Roy Salvadori First Fastest Lap, Formula Libre
2507 1955.05.07 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 4 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy Roy Salvadori Second Fastest Lap
2507 1955.05.28 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 89 Snetterton Curtis Trophy Roy Salvadori First Fastest Lap
2507 1955.05.28 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 89 Snetterton Formula Libre Race Roy Salvadori First Formula Libre
2507 1955.05.30 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 12 Crystal Palace London Trophy Roy Salvadori Ninth Formula Libre, Heat No. 1, Second, Heat No. 2, Retired
2507 1955.07.16 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 44 Aintree R.A.C. British GP Roy Salvadori Retired  
2507 1955.07.30 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 9 Crystal Palace International Trophy Roy Salvadori Third  
2507 1955.07.30 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 9 Crystal Palace International Trophy, Heat No. 1 Roy Salvadori Second Fastest Lap
2507 1955.08.01 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 20 Brands Hatch Daily Telegraph International Trophy, Rochester Cup Roy Salvadori Third Heat No. 1 Fourth, Heat No. 2 First, Fastest Lap
2507 1955.08.13 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 127 Snetterton Redex Trophy Roy Salvadori Fifth  
2507 1955.08.13 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 127 Snetterton Formula Libre Race Roy Salvadori Second Formula Libre
2507 1955.09.03 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 5 Aintree Daily Telegraph Trophy Roy Salvadori First Fastest Lap
2507 1955.09.03 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 5 Aintree Formula Libre Race Roy Salvadori Second Formula Libre
2507 1955.09.24 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 16 Oulton Park Daily Dispatch International Gold Cup Roy Salvadori Fifth  
2507 1955.10.01 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 10 Castle Combe Empire News Trophy Roy Salvadori Sixth Formula Libre
2507 1955.10.01 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 10 Castle Combe Avon Trophy Roy Salvadori Fourth  
2507 1955.10.23 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 14 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Roy Salvadori Retired  
2507 1956.04.02 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 10 Goodwood Richmond Scratch Race of the Glover Trophy Roy Salvadori Second 2507/56
2507 1956.04.21 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 10 Aintree Aintree 200 Roy Salvadori Retired 2507/56
2507 1956.05.05 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 15 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy Roy Salvadori Retired 2507/56
2507 1956.05.13 Officine Alfieri Maserati P Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Louis Chiron Did Not Start 2507/23
2507 1956.05.13 Officine Alfieri Maserati P Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Stirling Moss Practice 2507/23
2507 1956.06.03 Officine Alfieri Maserati 38 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Mike Hawthorn Withdrawn  
2507 1956.06.03 Officine Alfieri Maserati 36 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Francisco Godia Sales Retired 2507/23
2507 1956.06.03 Officine Alfieri Maserati H Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Cesare Perdisa Practice 2507/23
2507 1956.06.03 Officine Alfieri Maserati H Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Stirling Moss Practice 2507/23
2507 1956.06.23 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 10 Aintree Aintree 100 Roy Salvadori Did Not Start 2507/56
2507 1956.07.01 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Piero Taruffi Practice 2507/23
2507 1956.07.01 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Stirling Moss Practice 2507/23
2507 1956.07.01 Officine Alfieri Maserati 6 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Cesare Perdisa & Stirling Moss Fifth 2507/23
2507 1956.07.14 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 28 Silverstone R.A.C. British GP Roy Salvadori Retired 2507/56
2507 1956.07.14 Officine Alfieri Maserati 7 Silverstone R.A.C. British GP Stirling Moss Retired Fastest Lap, 2507/23
2507 1956.07.22 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 10 Snetterton H.W. Sear Trophy Roy Salvadori First Fastest Lap, Formula Libre, 2507/56
2507 1956.07.22 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 10 Snetterton Vanwall Trophy Roy Salvadori First 2507/56
2507 1956.08.05 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 16 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Roy Salvadori Retired 2507/56
2507 1956.08.05 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Umberto Maglioli Retired 2507/23/22
2507 1956.08.26 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd.   Circuit de la Prairie GP de Caen Roy Salvadori Third Fastest Lap, 2507/56
2507 1956.09.02 Officine Alfieri Maserati 46 Monza GP d'Italia Umberto Maglioli & Jean Behra Retired 2507/23/22
2507 1956.09.02 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 44 Monza GP d'Italia Roy Salvadori Eleventh 2507/56
2507 1956.10.14 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 8 Brands Hatch BRSCC Race Roy Salvadori Third 2507/56
2507 1956.11.24 Officine Alfieri Maserati 7T Albert Park Bryson Industries Cup Stirling Moss Withdrawn Formula Libre, 2507/23/22
2507 1956.12.02 Officine Alfieri Maserati 7T Albert Park Australian GP Reg Hunt Practice Formula Libre, 2507/23/22
2507 1956.12.02 Officine Alfieri Maserati 7T Albert Park Australian GP Stirling Moss Practice Formula Libre, 2507/23/22
2507 1957.04.07 Scuderia Centro Sud 36 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Piero Taruffi Fourth 2507/23/22
2507 1957.04.22 Scuderia Centro Sud 20 Pau GP de Pau Harry Schell Second 2507/23/22
2507 1957.04.22 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 8 Goodwood Richmond Scratch Race for the Glover Trophy Jim Russell Fifth 2507/56
2507 1957.04.28 Scuderia Centro Sud 36 Posillipo GP di Napoli Masten Gregory Fifth 2507/23/22
2507 1957.05.18 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 80 Snetterton Formula Libre Race Jim Russell Second Formula Libre, 2507/56
2507 1957.05.19 Scuderia Centro Sud 2 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Masten Gregory Third 2507/23/22
2507 1957.07.14 Scuderia Centro Sud 20 Reims-Gueux GP de Reims Ivor Bueb Ninth 2507/23/22
2507 1957.07.20 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 32 Aintree R.A.C. British GP Ivor Bueb Eighth 2507/56
2507 1957.07.28 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 100 Snetterton Vanwall Trophy Keith Greene Fourth Formula Libre, 2507/56
2507 1957.08.04 Scuderia Centro Sud 17 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Hans Herrmann Retired 2507/23/22
2507 1957.08.18 Scuderia Centro Sud 16 Pescara GP di Pescara Joakim Bonnier Retired 2507/23/22
2507 1957.09.08 Scuderia Centro Sud 24 Monza GP d'Italia Joakim Bonnier Retired 2507/23/22
2507 1957.09.14 Scuderia Centro Sud 1 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy, Heat No. 2 Joakim Bonnier Third 2507/23/22
2507 1957.09.14 Scuderia Centro Sud 1 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy Joakim Bonnier Fourth 2507/23/22
2507 1957.09.14 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 9 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy Ivor Bueb Ninth 2507/56
2507 1957.09.14 Gilby Engineering Company, Ltd. 9 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy, Heat No. 2 Ivor Bueb Fourth 2507/56
2507 1957.09.22 Scuderia Centro Sud 18 Modena GP di Modena Horace Gould Sixth Heat No. 1 Eighth, Heat No. 2 Sixth, 2507/23/22
2507 1958.01.19 Scuderia Centro Sud 26 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Jean Behra Practice 2507/23/22
2507 1958.02.02 Scuderia Centro Sud 8 Buenos Aires GP Cuidad de Buenos Aires Giorgio Scarlatti & Jean Behra Fourth Formula Libre, Heat No. 1 Fourth, Heat No. 2 Fourth, 2507/23/22
2507 1958.04.13 Scuderia Centro Sud 18 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Masten Gregory Practice 2507/23/22
2507 1958.04.13 Scuderia Centro Sud 18 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Wolfgang Seidel Retired 2507/23/22
2507 1958.05.03 Scuderia Centro Sud 4 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy Wolfgang Seidel Seventeenth 2507/23/22
2507 1958.05.18 Scuderia Centro Sud 50 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Horace Gould Did Not Qualify 2507/23/22
2507 1958.05.18 Scuderia Centro Sud 50 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Luigi Taramazzo Did Not Qualify 2507/23/22
2507 1958.06.15 Scuderia Centro Sud 36 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Wolfgang Seidel Practice 2507/23/22
2507 1958.06.15 Scuderia Centro Sud 32 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Wolfgang Seidel Retired 2507/23/22
2507 1958.07.06 Scuderia Centro Sud 28 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Carroll Shelby Retired 2507/23/22
2507 1958.07.19 Scuderia Centro Sud 5 Silverstone R.A.C. British GP Carroll Shelby Ninth 2507/23/22
2507 1958.08.03 Scuderia Centro Sud 17 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Hans Herrmann Did Not Start 2507/23/22
2507 1958.08.24 Team Lotus 18 Porto GP Automovel de Portugal Cliff Allison Retired 2507/23/22
2507 1958.08.24 Scuderia Centro Sud 18 Porto GP Automovel de Portugal Carroll Shelby Practice 2507/23/22
2507 1958.08.31 Scuderia Centro Sud 16F Ollon-Villars Ollon-Villars Gerino Gerini Second in Class 2507/23/22
2507 1958.09.07 Scuderia Centro Sud 34 Monza GP d'Italia Carroll Shelby Practice 2507/23/22
2507 1958.10.19 Scuderia Centro Sud 26 Ain Diab GP de Maroc Wolfgang Seidel Retired 2507/23/22
2507 1959.04.18 Scuderia Centro Sud 4 Aintree International 200 Dale Duncan Fifteenth 2507/23/22
2507 1959.05.02 Scuderia Centro Sud 17 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy Hermanos da Silva Ramos Retired 2507/23/22
2507 1959.07.05 Scuderia Centro Sud 38 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Fritz d'Orey Eleventh 2507/23/22
2507 1959.07.12 Scuderia Centro Sud   Trento-Bondone Trento-Bondone Odoardo Govoni Second 2507/23/22

Case History Chassis Number 2508

Jenkinson, 1966 – New 1954 car for Stirling Moss.

Jenkinson, 1967 – New May 1954 for Stirling Moss. Driven by Bob Gerard, Mike Hawthorn, John Fitch, Lance Macklin for Moss. Sold to New Zealand.

Jenkinson, 1975 – Completed May 1954 for Stirling Moss. Absorbed into factory team later in season. Run in 1955 and 1956 privately by Moss and driven by Bob Gerard, Mike Hawthorn, John Fitch, Peter Walker and Lance Macklin. Subsequently sold to New Zealand and later returned to Great Britain. Then sold to USA.

Pritchard, 1976 – Delivered to Stirling Moss in time for him to drive it in the Bordeaux Grand Prix in May 1954. He continued to race it after becoming a works Maserati driver, under the banner of Officine Alfieri Maserati in 1954 and as a private entrant in 1955-56. In 1956 it was sold in New Zealand, but later re-imported into the United Kingdom by Alan Bateman. It is now in the United States.

Nye, 1981 – New 250F completed May 1954 for Stirling Moss, Ltd, later absorbed (with driver) into factory team. Won Moss Mercedes-Benz drive for 1955 during which season and on into 1956 car ran privately by Moss for Gerard, Hawthorn, Fitch, Walker, Macklin. Sold to New Zealand, to Australia, bought by Alan McKechnie in UK who found false number over original ‘2508’. Now with Bob Sutherland in the USA.

Pritchard 1985 – Delivered to Stirling Moss in time for him to drive in the Bordeaux Grand Prix in May 1954. Taken into works team and fitted with works engine. Raced by Moss as private owner 1955-56 and subsequently sold in New Zealand.

Jenkinson, 1986 – This car was ordered by the Moss family, through the Shell-BP company office in Italy. It was Stirling Moss to compete in Grand Prix racing, as well as British national events. Before the end of 1954 it had been taken into the Maserati works team, with Moss still as the driver, and especial works engines were used in it. In 1955, when Moss joined the Mercedes-Benz team he loaned the car to various drivers, in order that it should to earn its keep. Among those who raced it were Bob Gerard, Mike Hawthorn, John Fitch and Lance Macklin.

In a complicated financial deal it was sold to Ross Jensen in New Zealand and on paper it changed its identity to 2513, but it did not change in fact, though it was put back to standard form. After many years in Australasia, it returned to England and then went to an American owner. It is still owned by Bob Sutherland, and bears its real identity 2508.

Nye, 1989 – Completed May 1954, for Stirling Moss, work-supported from German GP, driven for Moss by Hawthorn, Macklin, Fitch, Gerard, etc. 1955, to New Zealand supposedly as ‘2513’; then American collection. Won 1954 Aintree ‘200’, Goodwood, Aintree again (Moss), 1955 Crystal Palace (Hawthorn), Charterhall (Gerard), 1956 New Zealand GP, Aintree ‘200’ and Crystal Palace (Moss).

Nye, 1993 – Stirling Moss customer car – Bordeaux GP, May 1954. NOTES – works-supported from German GP, driven for Moss by Hawthorn, Macklin, Fitch, Gerard, etc. 1955, to New Zealand supposedly as ‘2513’; then American collection. Won 1954 Aintree ‘200’, Goodwood, Aintree again (Moss), 1955 Crystal Palace (Hawthorn), Charterhall (Gerard), 1956 New Zealand GP, Aintree ‘200’ and Crystal Palace (Moss).

McKinney, 1995 – Stirling Moss car 1954/55/56. Also raced in 1955 by Hawthorn, John Fitch, Lance Macklin, Peter Walker, Bob Gerard and Les Leston. Rebodied for 1956, and returned later that year to factory, where stored until renumbered ‘2513’ late 1957 and sold to Ross Jensen in NZ. Raced by him 1958, Johnny Mansel 1959-60, Bob Eade 1961-63. To Alan Bateman UK 1964 then Alan McKechnie as ‘2508’, on to USA for Joel Finn, later Bob Sutherland. Body modified 1975, replaced with 1954-type 1986. Returned to UK for Jeffrey Pattinson (present owner) 1990.

Pritchard, 2003 – Built for Stirling Moss and raced by him in 1954, becoming part of the works team from the Caen GP. Fitted with SU fuel injection over winter of 1954-55, together with Dunlop disc brakes and magnesium-alloy disc wheels. Entered by Moss in 1955 for various drivers including Mike Hawthorn, ‘Johnny’ Claes, Lance Macklin, John Fitch and Bob Gerard. Raced again by Moss in 1956 and then sold to Ross Jensen in New Zealand, with paperwork identifying it as ‘2513’. It spent many years in Australia, it was returned in standard form, came to England and then to the United States.

McKinney, 2003 – Stirling Moss car 1954-56. Also raced in 1955 by Hawthorn, John Fitch, Lance Macklin, Peter Walker, Bob Gerard, and Les Leston. Rebodied for 1956, and returned later that year to the factory, where stored until renumbered as ‘2513’ in late 1957 and sold to Ross Jensen in New Zealand. Raced by him in 1958, Johnny Mansel 1959-60, and Bob Eade 1961-63. To Alan Bateman, in the UK in 1964, then Alan McKechnie as ‘2508’, on to the USA for Joel Finn, then to later Bob Sutherland. Body modified in 1975, replaced with 1954-style in 1986. Returned to the UK for Jeffrey Pattinson in 1990, later to Mario Linke, and then Martin Hoff in 1999. Won Goodwood and Aintree 1954, Ardmore, Aintree, and Crystal Palace 1956 (all with Moss), Crystal Palace 1955 (Hawthorn), Charterhall 1955 (Gerard), Dunedin and Teretonga Park 1958 (Jensen). 2002 location: Germany (Josef Rettenmaier).

Logbook

Chassis

Date

Entrant

Number

Circuit

Event

Driver

Result

Comment

2508 1954.05.09 A.E. Moss 7 Bordeaux GP de Bordeaux Stirling Moss Fourth Fastest Lap
2508 1954.05.15 Officine Alfieri Maserati 7 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy, Heat No. 1 Stirling Moss Third  
2508 1954.05.15 Officine Alfieri Maserati 7 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy Stirling Moss Retired  
2508 1954.05.29 A.E. Moss 7 Aintree Daily Telegraph International 200 Stirling Moss First  
2508 1954.05.29 A.E. Moss 7 Aintree Daily Telegraph International 200, Heat No. 1 Stirling Moss Third  
2508 1954.06.06 A.E. Moss 10 Castel Fusano GP di Roma Stirling Moss Sixth  
2508 1954.06.20 A.E. Moss 10 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Stirling Moss Practice  
2508 1954.06.20 A.E. Moss 22 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Stirling Moss Third  
2508 1954.07.04 Officine Alfieri Maserati 14 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Luigi Villoresi Fifth  
2508 1954.07.17 A.E. Moss 7 Silverstone RAC British GP Stirling Moss Retired Fastest Lap
2508 1954.07.25 A.E. Moss 14 Circuit de la Prairie GP de Caen Stirling Moss Second Fastest Lap
2508 1954.08.01 A.E. Moss 16 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Stirling Moss Retired  
2508 1954.08.01 Officine Alfieri Maserati 16 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Stirling Moss Practice  
2508 1954.08.15 Officine Alfieri Maserati 18 Pescara Circuito di Pescara Stirling Moss Retired  
2508 1954.08.22 Officine Alfieri Maserati 32 Bremgarten GP der Schweiz Stirling Moss Retired  
2508 1954.09.05 Officine Alfieri Maserati 28 Monza GP d'Italia Stirling Moss Tenth  
2508 1954.09.25 Officine Alfieri Maserati 7 Goodwood Goodwood Trophy Stirling Moss First Fastest Lap
2508 1954.09.25 Officine Alfieri Maserati 7 Goodwood Woodcote Cup Stirling Moss Third  
2508 1954.10.02 Officine Alfieri Maserati 7 Aintree Daily Telegraph Trophy Stirling Moss First Fastest Lap
2508 1954.10.02 Officine Alfieri Maserati 7 Aintree Formula Libre Race Stirling Moss First Fastest Lap, Formula Libre
2508 1954.10.24 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8 Pedralbes GP d'España Stirling Moss Retired  
2508 1955.04.11 Stirling Moss, Ltd. 7 Goodwood Richmond Race for the Glover Trophy Stirling Moss Retired  
2508 1955.04.11 Stirling Moss, Ltd. 7 Goodwood Chichester Cup Stirling Moss Third Formula Libre
2508 1955.04.24 Stirling Moss, Ltd. 10 Bordeaux GP de Bordeaux Stirling Moss Fourth Fastest Lap
2508 1955.05.07 Stirling Moss, Ltd. 7 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy Stirling Moss Retired  
2508 1955.05.22 Stirling Moss, Ltd. 22 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Lance Macklin Did Not Qualify  
2508 1955.05.29 Stirling Moss, Ltd. 6 Circuit Raymond Sommer GP d'Albi Lance Macklin Retired  
2508 1955.06.05 Stirling Moss, Ltd. 38 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Johnny Claes Did Not Start Practice
2508 1955.06.19 Stirling Moss, Ltd. 26 Zandvoort GP van Nederland Peter Walker Retired  
2508 1955.07.16 Stirling Moss, Ltd. 46 Aintree R.A.C. British GP Lance Macklin Eighth  
2508 1955.07.30 Stirling Moss, Ltd. 7 Crystal Palace International Trophy Mike Hawthorn First Fastest Lap
2508 1955.07.30 Stirling Moss, Ltd. 7 Crystal Palace International Trophy, Heat No. 1 Mike Hawthorn First Fastest Lap
2508 1955.08.06 Stirling Moss, Ltd. 32 Charterhall Daily Record Trophy Bob Gerard First Fastest Lap
2508 1955.08.06 Stirling Moss, Ltd. 32 Charterhall Daily Record Trophy, Heat No. 2 Bob Gerard First Fastest Lap
2508 1955.08.13 Stirling Moss, Ltd. 124 Snetterton Redex Trophy Stirling Moss Third Fastest Lap
2508 1955.09.03 Stirling Moss, Ltd. 7 Aintree Daily Telegraph Trophy Stirling Moss Retired  
2508 1955.09.11 Stirling Moss, Ltd. 40 Monza GP d'Italia John Fitch Ninth  
2508 1955.10.01 Stirling Moss, Ltd. 8 Castle Combe Avon Trophy Les Leston Did Not Start  
2508 1955.10.01 Stirling Moss, Ltd. 42 Castle Combe Empire News Trophy Les Leston Fourth Formula Libre
2508 1956.0107 Stirling Moss, Ltd. 7 Ardmore New Zealand International Grand Prix Stirling Moss First Fastest Lap, Formula Libre
2508 1956.04.02 Stirling Moss, Ltd. 1 Goodwood Richmond Scratch Race of the Glover Trophy Stirling Moss Practice  
2508 1956.04.21 Stirling Moss, Ltd. 7 Aintree Aintree 200 Stirling Moss First  
2508 1956.05.21 Stirling Moss, Ltd. 80 Crystal Palace London Trophy Stirling Moss First heat No. 1 First and Fastest Lap, Heat No. 2 First and Fastest Lap

Case History Chassis Number 2509

Jenkinson, 1966 – New 1954 car for Rubery Owen.

Jenkinson, 1967 – New July 1954 for A.G. Owen for B.R.M. team. Driven by Ken Wharton, Peter Collins. Sold to Jack Brabham and then in New Zealand.

Jenkinson, 1975 – Completed July 1954 for A.G. Owen for BRM team. Driven by Ken Wharton, Peter Collins. Sold to Jack Brabham and then went to New Zealand. Now in collection in New Zealand.

Pritchard, 1976 – Delivered to the Owen Organisation in time for Ken Wharton to drive it in the French Grand Prix in July 1954. In 1955 it was driven for Owen by Peter Collins (who won the Daily Express Trophy at Silverstone) and in early 1956 by Mike Hawthorn (who finished in the Argentine Grand Prix). It was then sold to Jack Brabham who raced it in a few British events before taking it to Australia where he sold it. Chris Amon gained his early racing experience in New Zealand with this car. It is now in a private collection in New Zealand. This car was extensively modified by the Owen Organisation and featured Dunlop magnesium-alloy wheels and disc brakes.

Nye, 1981 – New 250F completed July 1954 for Owen Organisation (BRM) team. Reputedly took frame from ‘Bira’s’ first true 250F ‘2504’ after British GP and before its own race debut. Extensively modified by Tony Rudd to enhance torsional rigidity and power, fitted Dunlop disc brakes, driven by Ken Wharton and Peter Collins. Owen Org. very unhappy with parts supplied by Maserati. Sold to Jack Brabham, who hated it, then to New Zealand where Chris Amon drove it, among others. Today still in New Zealand, owned by Len Southwood.

Pritchard 1985 – Delivered to the Owen Organisation in time for Ken Wharton to drive it in the 1954 French Grand Prix. Modified by the Owen Organisation with Dunlop magnesium-alloy wheels and disc brakes. Driven by Peter Collins in 1955, sold to Jack Brabham in 1956 and then to Chris Amon, who raced it in New Zealand.

Jenkinson, 1986 – This car was built to the order of the Owen Racing Organisation, the owners of BRM. The idea was to allow the BRM team drives and race organisation to get some practical experience in the Grand Prix races of 1954, while the new BRM was being built. Not content with a standard 250F the BRM team first of all replaced any part that they knew had failed, or broken on other 250F cars, and also made many modifications from their own racing experience, as well as trying out mechanical tings that would be appearing on the new BRM. It was acting as a sort of mobile test-bed. Ken Wharton, Peter Collins and Mike Hawthorn drove it. After the BRM team had finished with it, it passed to Jack Brabham, and when it went out to New Zealand it was acquitted by Chris Amon. It was still in its BRM-modified form, and raced until no longer competitive, when it went into retirement in a museum. It still resides in Sir Len Southwood’s museum in New Zealand and is in totally unrestored and original (BRM original) condition.

Nye, 1989 – Completed July 1954, for Owen Racing Organisation (BRM), original frame swopped with ‘Bira’s’ ‘2504’, extensively modified for Wharton, Collins, Hawthorn, to Jack Brabham 1955, to New Zealand, now in NZ collection. Won 1955 BRDC International Trophy (Collins).

Nye, 1993 – Owen Organisation (BRM team) customer car – Ken Wharton, French GP, July 1954 – Swapped owners to become ‘2504’ – ‘B. Bira’ customer car – from Caen GP, July 1954. NOTES – BRM swapped its original ‘2509’ car with ‘Bira’ because their driver Ron Flockhart has crashed his original ‘2504’ during the 1954 British GP, causing extensive damage. His original damaged ‘2504’ became ‘2509’ – the Owen Maserati – thereafter. What had become ‘2504’ was later re-chassised at the factory, then sold ex=’Bira’ to Bruce Halford, to Horace Gould, to Ross Jensen, New Zealand – 1960, in complicated body/chassis swap involving ‘2523(C)’, this car became the Tec-Mec Chevrolet – more recently to UK, restored as original ‘2504’, to German collection. Won 1955 New Zealand GP (‘Bira’).

McKinney, 1995 – New to Owen Organisation 1954 and driven by Wharton. Renumbered ‘2504’ and used by Bira until early 1955. Leased to Gould, then sold to Bruce Halford for 1956/57/58. Rebodied before 1957 season, and again (in Piccolo style) 1958 for Ross Jensen in NZ. Returned to Italy and fitted 1960 with V8 Chevrolet engine and bodywork from ‘2501/2523’ and sold via Jensen to Mansel NZ, possibly as ‘2523’. Raced by him 1961, Rod Coppins (including as central-seat sports car) 1962-63. Dave O’Connor and Leon Witte NZ un-raced. To UK for Cameron Millar 1973 and renumbered ‘2504’ during rebuild which included fitting of 1954-type bodywork for Chris Mann. Sold to Count Hubertus von Dönhoff in Germany 1981 and to Peter Gläsel 1995. See also 2504.

Pritchard, 2003 – Built for Owen Racing Organisation and raced by them until the new BRM P25 was ready. It was extensively modified, including the fitting of Dunlop disc brakes and magnesium-alloy wheels. It was sold to Jack Brabham in 1956 and then to New Zealand where Chris Amon raced it. Later it was in a New Zealand museum. The Schlumpf Collection has a car numbered ‘2511’ built up with chassis frame ‘2509’. BRM (Ron Flockhart at the wheel) crashed ‘2504’ while on loan from Bira and chassis frames were swapped.

McKinney, 2003 – New to the Owen Organisation in 1954 and driven by Ken Wharton. Renumbered as ‘2504’ and used by Bira until early 1955. Leased to Gould, then sold to Bruce Halford for 1956-58. Rebodied before the 1957 season, and then again (using the Piccolo style) in 1958 for Ross Jensen in New Zealand. Returned to Italy and fitted in 1960 with Chevrolet Corvette V8 engine and the bodywork from ‘2501/2523’ and sold via Jensen to Mansel in New Zealand, possibly as ‘2523’. Raced by him in 1961, then Rod Coppins (including as single-seat sports car) in 1962-63. Dave O’Connor and Leon Witte, New Zealand, not raced. To the UK in 1973 and renumbered as ‘2504’ during rebuild, including fitting of 1954-type bodywork for Chris Mann. Sold to Count Hubertus von Dönhoff in Germany in 1981 and to Peter Gläsel in 1995. Won 1955 New Zealand GP (Bira). 2002 location: Germany (Peter Gläsel). Note: Number also used on ‘2504’.

Logbook

Chassis

Date

Entrant

Number

Circuit

Event

Driver

Result

Comment

2509 1954.07.04 Owen Racing Organisation 42 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Ken Wharton Retired  
2509 1954.07.17 Owen Racing Organisation 8 Silverstone RAC British GP Ken Wharton Eighth  
2509 1954.07.25 Prince Bira 20 Circuit de la Prairie GP de Caen B. Bira Fourth 2509/04
2509 1954.08.01 Prince Bira 14 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland B. Bira Retired 2509/04
2509 1954.08.15 Prince Bira 20 Pescara Circuito di Pescara B. Bira Second Fastest Lap, 2509/04
2509 1954.10.24 Prince Bira 18 Pedralbes GP d'España B. Bira Ninth 2509/04
2509 1955.01.08 Prince Bira 1 Ardmore New Zealand International GP, Heat No. 2 B. Bira First Fastest Lap, 2509/04, Formula Libre
2509 1955.01.08 Prince Bira 1 Ardmore New Zealand International GP B. Bira First Fastest Lap, 2509/04, Formula Libre
2509 1955.03.27 Prince Bira 14 Parc Valentino GP del Valentino B. Bira 8th 2509/04
2509 1955.04.24 Prince Bira 22 Bordeaux GP de Bordeaux B. Bira Sixth  
2509 1955.05.07 Prince Bira 8 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy B. Bira Third  
2509 1955.05.29 Prince Bira 22 Circuit Raymond Sommer GP d'Albi Horace Gould Third  
2509 1955.05.29 Prince Bira 22 Circuit Raymond Sommer GP d'Albi Andre Simon Practice  
2509 1955.06.19 Gould's Garage (Bristol) 32 Zandvoort GP van Nederland Horace Gould Retired 2509/04
2509 1955.07.16 Gould's Garage (Bristol) 48 Aintree R.A.C. British GP Horace Gould Retired 2509/04
2509 1955.07.30 Gould's Garage (Bristol) 3 Crystal Palace International Trophy, Heat No. 1 Horace Gould Third  
2509 1955.07.30 Gould's Garage (Bristol) 3 Crystal Palace International Trophy Horace Gould Retired  
2509 1955.08.06 Gould's Garage (Bristol) 71 Charterhall Daily Record Trophy Horace Gould Second Fastest Lap, 2509/04
2509 1955.08.06 Gould's Garage (Bristol) 71 Charterhall Daily Record Trophy, Heat No. 1 Horace Gould Second 2509/04
2509 1955.08.13 Gould's Garage (Bristol) 137 Snetterton Redex Trophy Horace Gould Retired  
2509 1956.04.21 Bruce Halford 12 Aintree Aintree 200 Bruce Halford Retired 2509/04

Case History Chassis Number 2510

Jenkinson, 1966 – 1953 chassis with 1954 engine for Switzerland.

Jenkinson, 1967 – 1953 chassis with 1954 engine for Emanuel de Graffenried. Subsequent owner Ottorino Volonterio, and Swiss hillclimb amateur.

Jenkinson, 1975 – 1952/1953 chassis owned by Emanuel de Graffenried. Fitted with 250F engine. Used extensively for film work as high-speed camera car. Sold to Ottorino Volonterio and later to Swiss hill-climb amateur.

Pritchard, 1976 – This was a 2953 A6SSG with 250F engine raced by Emanuel de Graffenried during 1954 and then acquired by Ottorino Volonterio. It later passed into the hands of a Swiss hill-climber.

Nye, 1981 – Interim A6GCM-based car with 250F engine for Baron Emmanuel de Graffenried 1954. Used in filming, subsequently to Ottorino Volonterio. Today in Switzerland.

Pritchard 1985 – Interim A6GCM/250F for Emanuel de Graffenried. Subsequently sold to Ottorino Volonterio. Number never allocated to 250F.

Jenkinson, 1986 – This car never was a real 250F. It was built by the factory for Emmanuel de Graffenried and they used his 1953 A6GCM Formula 2 cars the basis. The 2-litre 6-cylinder engine as taken out and new 2½-litre 250F engine was installed, the car retaining its 4-speed gearbox in unit with the engine, and its rigid rear axle sprung on quarter elliptic leaf strings. It did very little racing, but is was used quite a lot in Swiss national mountain hillclimbs. It has always lived in Switzerland, has never been "modernized", and it is still in Switzerland today.

(Jenkinson, July 1986) This number should have been a 250F for Baron de Graffenried but it was never built. He retained this "interim" car and used it as a camera-car in the making of the film "Such Men are Dangerous." It was then sold to a Swiss amateur who used it in hill-climbs. Still in Switzerland, it resides in a museum.

Nye, 1989 – Interim A6GCM car with 250F engine for Baron de Graffenried, 1954. Used in filming Such Men are Dangerous, to Volonterio, to Swiss collection. Serial never applied (as far as known) to true 250F.

Nye, 1993 – Interim car only – de Graffenried, 1954, but see ‘2512’.

1954, Interim A6GCM car with 250F engine for Baron Emmanuel de Graffenried. Used in filming Such Men are Dangerous – to Ottorino Volonterio, Switzerland – later sold by factory with engine ‘2518’ and chassis ‘2518’ to Swiss hill-climber – retained in Swiss ownership into 1990s.

McKinney, 1995 – A6GCM/250 2510 – Emmanuel de Graffenried midyear, on to Ottorino Volonterio before end of 1954. Other Swiss owners, used regularly in hillclimbs for many years. Present owner: Walter Grell, Switzerland.

250F 2510 – Never built as a 250F, though Austrian Ego Hofer acquired a 250F frame from the factory in 1970 he believes to have this number. He has had this built into a replica of the streamlined car.

Pritchard, 2003 – Chassis number not used.

McKinney, 2003 – Never built as a 250F.

Case History Chassis Number 2511

Jenkinson, 1966 – 1954 car for Mantovani and then sold to Centro-Sud.

Jenkinson, 1967 – New August 1954 for Sergio Mantovani. Sold to Scuderia Centro-Sud and driven by Luigi Villoresi, Louis Chiron, Masten Gregory, etc.

Jenkinson, 1975 – Completed August 1954 for Sergio Mantovani. Sold to Scuderia Centro-Sud and subsequently driven by Luigi Villoresi, Louis Chiron, Masten Gregory etc. Now in Great Britain.

Pritchard, 1976 – Completed in August 1954 for Sergio Mantovani, for whom it was entered as a works car, although, strictly speaking, his own property. It was loaned to Luigi Piotti for the 1956 Argentine races and then sold to Scuderia Centro-Sud. For Centro-Sud it was driven by Luigi Villoresi, Umberto Maglioli, Harry Schell, Emanuel de Graffenried and Masten Gregory. Now owned by Cameron Millar.

Nye, 1981 – New 250F completed August 1954 for Sergio Mantovani, later sold to Guglielmo ‘Mimo’ Dei’s Scuderia Centro-Sud and driven by almost everybody. Car apparently retired to become a Centro-Sud racing school back at Modena Aerautodromo, apparently crashed heavily. Half the original frame was amongst a mass of 250F parts which the Centro-Sud BRM transporter brought to Britain in 1966 and which Nobby Spero arranged for Cameron Millar to buy for £1,400! Cameron many years later reconstructed ‘2511. It is in Japan today, owned by Harada.

Pritchard 1985 – Completed in August 1954 for Sergio Mantovani and raced by him as part of the works team, although the car remained his property. Sold to Scuderia Centro-Sud and driven by Luigi Villoresi, Umberto Maglioli, Harry Schell, Emanuel de Graffenried and Masten Gregory.

Jenkinson, 1986 – Factory team car driven by Mantovani. Then sold to Scuderia Centro-Sud and driven by a great variety of drivers. Retained by Centro-Sud long after they stopped racing and appears to have been totally dismantled over the course of some years. Eventually the "bones" were retrieved by Cameron Millar and resurrected into a new chassis frame "Made in England" with new body work. Passed into the "trade" and eventually ended up with a Japanese collector. The re-constructed car carries the identity of 2511. In the Schlumpf museum is a 250F carrying the same chassis number but this is a "composite" car built up on chassis 2509.

Nye, 1989 – Completed August 1954 for Sergio Mantovani, to Scuderia Centro-Sud, distributed to the winds, replica built around recent facsimile frame with original mechanical components, to Japanese collector. Schlumpf Museum car ‘2511’ used ‘2509’ original chassis. Won 1956 Caen GP (Schell).

Nye, 1993 – Un-issued as new – number applied instead to existing car – see ‘2506’.

McKinney, 1995 – See ‘2502’, ‘2506’, Cameron Millar replicas.

Pritchard, 2003 – Factory team car driven by Mantovani. It was sold to Scuderia Centro-Sud. Raced by them extensively and retained, but dismantled. Parts obtained by Cameron Millar and built up gain into 250F chassis number ‘2511’. Sold in Japan.

McKinney, 2003 – Number used for ‘2502’, ‘2506’, and a Cameron Millar replica.

Case History Chassis Number 2512

Jenkinson, 1967 – New August 1954 for Onofre Marimon. Crashed German G.P. practice, later rebuilt and kept as team car for Roberto Mieres 1955.

Jenkinson, 1975 – Completed August 1954 for Onofre Marimon. Crashed German GP practice. Later rebuilt and used as team car for Roberto Mieres 1955.

Pritchard, 1976 – Completed for the 1954 German Grand Prix. In practice for this race it was crashed by Marimon, who was killed, the only fatality at the wheel of a 250F. It was rebuilt and driven for the works in 1955 by Roberto Mieres and Cesare Perdisa.

Nye, 1981 – New 250F completed August 1954 for Onofre Marimon as ACA-backed works team car, crashed in German GP practice at Nürburgring, killing Marimon. Rebuilt as team car for Mieres 1955. Car current whereabouts unknown, possibly south America. Cameron Millar has a head from engine ‘2512’.

Pritchard 1985 – Completed in August 1954 for Onofre Marimon and crashed by him at the German Grand Prix. Subsequently rebuilt and entered by the works in 1955 for Roberto Mieres and Cesare Perdisa.

Jenkinson, 1986 – This is the car in which Marimon was killed at the Nürburgring in 1954. It was rebuilt and used Mantovani as part of the factory team, and was last seen about mid-1955. All the evidence points to this being sold by the factory as 2518.

Nye, 1989 – Completed August 1954, works car Marimon in which he was killed during practice for German G, rebuilt as 1955 team car for Mieres, apparently removed from service mid-’55, possibly later sold as ‘2518’ – see later.

Nye, 1993 – Works car – Ascari, British GP, July 1954 – later reappeared as ‘new’ streamlined-body car ‘2518’ – works car – testing, July 1955, raced by Behra, Italian GP, September 1955. NOTES – This frame began life as the conventional slipper-bodied car in which Marimon was killed during practice for the 1954 German GP at Nürburgring, later rebuilt as ‘2518’, subsequently damaged in factory fire 1956 – believed retained by works until 1970 when purchased by Egon von Pumb-Hofer, Austria, as chassis ‘2510.’ Resurrected by him and restored into streamlined-body form into 1990s.

McKinney, 1995 – Works car mid 1954 to early 1955, driven by Ascari, Villoresi and Musso 1954, Menditeguy 1955. Rebodied as streamliner 1955, renumbered as ‘2518’. Car dismantled and body thrown on scrap-heap. Chassis possibly the one subsequently sold to Hofer (see 2510).

Pritchard, 2003 – Works team car in which Marimon was killed in practice for the 1954 German Grand Prix. Rebuilt and driven by Mantovani. Believed sold by factory at a later date as ‘2518’. It should not be confused with the CM replica that masqueraded under this chassis number.

McKinney, 2003 – Works car in mid-1954 to early 1955, driven by Ascari, Villoresi, Musso, and Menditeguy. Rebodied in 1955 as streamliner and renumbered as ‘2518’. Car destroyed by factory fire, although a replica streamliner exists. 2002 location: no longer exists.

Logbook

Chassis

Date

Entrant

Number

Circuit

Event

Driver

Result

Comment

2512 1954.07.17 Officine Alfieri Maserati 31 Silverstone RAC British GP Alberto Ascari Retired Fastest Lap
2512 1954.08.01 Officine Alfieri Maserati 6 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Onofre Marimon Did Not Start Practice, withdrawn
2512 1954.08.22 Officine Alfieri Maserati 28 Bremgarten GP der Schweiz Sergio Mantovani Practice  
2512 1954.09.05 Officine Alfieri Maserati 22 Monza GP d'Italia Luigi Villoresi Retired  
2512 1954.09.05 Officine Alfieri Maserati 22 Monza GP d'Italia Louis Rosier Practice  
2512 1954.10.24 Officine Alfieri Maserati 14 Pedralbes GP d'España Luigi Musso Second  
2512 1955.01.16 Officine Alfieri Maserati 22 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Luigi Musso & Sergio Mantovani & Harry Schell Seventh 2512/14, engine 2514
2512 1955.01.30 Officine Alfieri Maserati 22 Buenos Aires GP de Cuidad Buenos Aires Luigi Musso & Sergio Mantovani 8th Formula Libre, Heat No. 1 9th, Heat No. 2 8th, 2512/14, engine 2514
2512 1955.03.27 Officine Alfieri Maserati 4 Parc Valentino GP del Valentino Luigi Musso Practice 2512/14, engine 2514
2512 1955.03.27 Officine Alfieri Maserati 4 Parc Valentino GP del Valentino Sergio Mantovani Did Not Start Practice, 2512/14, engine 2514
2512 1955.09.11 Officine Alfieri Maserati 36 Monza GP d'Italia Jean Behra Fourth 2512/18
2512 1955.10.23 Officine Alfieri Maserati 18 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Harry Schell Fifth 2512/18
2512 1956.07.01 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Stirling Moss Practice 2512/18

Case History Chassis Number 2513

Jenkinson, 1967 – New December 1954. A chassis less engine sold to S. Moss. Sold to New Zealand in 1957.

Jenkinson, 1975 – A rolling chassis sold to G.A. Vandervell in 1954.

Pritchard, 1976 – A chassis less engine acquired by Tony Vandervell through the agency of Stirling Moss in December 1954 for design study purposes. It was sold in New Zealand in 1957.

Nye, 1981 – Sold new to Vandervell Products as rolling chassis for Vanwall R&D. Chassis acquired in recent years by David Sankey and at long last completed as running historic racing car. ‘13’ is not considered an unlucky number in Italy; ‘17’ is….

Pritchard 1985 – Rolling chassis sold to G.A. Vandervell in December 1954 for design study purposes.

Jenkinson, 1986 – The number 13 is not considered unlucky in Italy, unlike England. This car was never completed by the factory, being sold to Tony Vandervell’s Vanwall racing team, for experimental purposes. It was complete was transaxle gearbox, suspension, brakes and so on, but without an engine or any bodywork. It stayed in the Vandervell factory at Park Royal and was used to investigate the "state-of-the-art" of Formula 1 while the Vanwall Special was being built. After Tony Vandervell’s death, VP Products were acquired by GKN and eventually David Sankey, the son of one of the GKN directors, acquired the complete rolling-chassis and had it completed with a built-up engine and newly made body, the car finally starting its racing career in VSCC Historic racing.

Nye, 1989 – Sold as rolling chassis to Vandervell Products for Vanwall R&D. Many years later acquired and completed by David Sankey, UK, began racing in VSCC events.

Nye, 1993 – Chassis only, Vandervell Products Ltd.

McKinney, 1995 – Rolling chassis supplied to Vandervell Engineering. Acquired by David Sankey 1970, completed 1976 with 1957/58-style body and raced 1980/85. Sold to Hein Gericke (present owner) in Germany 1987. See also 2508.

Pritchard, 2003 – Supplied to Tony Vandervell as rolling chassis, less engine and body, for design study purposes in connection with Vanwall development. After Vandervell’s death and some time after the acquisition of VP Products by GKN, David Sankey, son of a GKN director, completed the car for Historic racing.

McKinney, 2003 – A rolling chassis supplied to Vandervell Engineering in 1954. Acquired by David Sankey in 1970, completed in 1976 with 1957/58-style bodywork and raced during 1980-85. Sold in 1987 to Hein Gericke in Germany, then through the trade into late 1990s, to Italy in 2000. 2002 location: Italy (Giancarlo Casoli). Note: Number also used on ‘2508’.

Case History Chassis Number 2514

Jenkinson, 1966 – 1954 car driven by Musso at Monza and Mantovani at Aintree in 1954, Mantovani at Turin in 1955, then sold to Gould. Subsequently brought up to 1957 specifications and then bought by Spero.

Jenkinson, 1967 – New September 1954 for Luigi Musso. Team car 1955 and sold to Horace Gould.

Jenkinson, 1975 – Completed September 1954 for Luigi Musso. Kept as team car for 1955, then sold to Horace Gould. Updated and raced by Gould. In the hands of H.C. Spero was first car to appear in Historic Racing in Great Britain.

Pritchard, 1976 – Completed in time for Luigi Musso to drive in the Italian Grand Prix in September 1954 and with this car he took second place in the Spanish Grand Prix that year. It was at the wheel of this car that Sergio Mantovani crashed badly in practice for the Valentino Grand Prix in March 1955. It was rebuilt, loaned to Horace Gould to drive in the Daily Telegraph Trophy at Aintree in September 1955, and was subsequently purchased by him. It was later fitted with a 1957 body and, in the ownership of H.C. Spero, was the first 250F to appear in VSCC events, initially masquerading as a 1953 car to comply with the club’s eligibility rules. It was later raced by Neil Corner and Tom Rose.

Nye, 1981 – New 250F completed August 1954 for Luigi Musso, retained as works team car for 1955, then sold to Horace Gould who had it updated and raced it extensively. Car bought by Nobby Spero and in 1963-64 became the first 250F to appear in British historic racing. Later acquired to Neil Corner, on through British historic racing hands to Chris Mann.

Pritchard 1985 – Completed in September 1954 for Luigi Musso and retained as 1955 team car. Subsequently sold to Horace Gould and driven by H.C. Spero in VSCC Historic Racing Car events.

Jenkinson, 1986 – This car was built in September 1954 for Luigi Musso, and in 1955 it was kept as part of the works team. Mantovani crashed it in the Valentino GP in 1955, after which it was rebuilt by the works and at the end of the season it was sold to Horace Gould. He raced it in 1956/’57/’58 and the sold it to H.C. Spero. It was one of the first 250F Maseratis to take part in historic racing and raced regularly until sold to a Japanese collector.

Nye, 1989 – Completed August 1954 for Luigi Musso, retained as works car 1955, to Gould, to H.C. Spero 1963-64 became first ‘historic racing’ 250F, to Japanese collection. Won 1956 Aintree ‘100’.

Nye, 1993 – Works car – Luigi Musso, Italian GP, September 1954. NOTES – Later sold to Horace Gould, to H.C. Spero 1963-64, became first ‘historic racing’ 250F, to Japanese collection. Won 1956 Aintree ‘100’ (Gould).

McKinney, 1995 – Works car late 1954, driven by Musso and Mieres. To Gould late 1955 with new body and raced by him regularly till mid-1958. Rebodied again 1958. Retained until sale to H.C. Spero, raced by John Spero in historic events from 1964. Later Tom Rose, Neil Corner, Mann and to Yoshiyuki Hayashi in Japan 1980s. Returned to UK 1995 and sold through Talacrest to a Swiss buyer.

Pritchard, 2003 – Built in September 1954 for Luigi Musso and retained as works team car in 1955. Crashed by Mantovani during practice at Turin in April 1955. It was rebuilt and sold in late 1955 to Horace Gould. It was raced by him during 1956-58 and then retained. It was sold to H.C. Spero who raced it in VSCC Historic events, masquerading as 250F-engined A6GCM chassis number ‘2504’ as cars built later than 1953 were nit, at this time, admitted to the Vintage Sports car Club Historic racing. It was later sold in Japan.

McKinney, 2003 – Works car from late 1954, driven by Musso and Mieres. To Horace Gould in late 1955 with new bodywork and regularly used by him until mid 1958. Rebodied once more in 1958. Retained until sale to H.C. Spero, raced by John Spero in historic events from 1965. Later to Tom Rose, Neil Corner, Mann, and to Yoshiyuki Hayashi in Japan 1980s. Returned to the UK in 1995 and sold to Bernie Ecclestone. 2002 location: the UK (Bernie Ecclestone).

Logbook

Chassis

Date

Entrant

Number

Circuit

Event

Driver

Result

Comment

2514 1954.09.05 Officine Alfieri Maserati 20 Monza GP d'Italia Luigi Musso Retired  
2514 1954.10.24 Officine Alfieri Maserati 10 Pedralbes GP d'España Roberto Mieres Fourth  
2514 1955.01.16 Officine Alfieri Maserati 18 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Roberto Mieres Fifth 2514/12, engine 2512
2514 1955.01.30 Officine Alfieri Maserati 18 Buenos Aires GP de Cuidad Buenos Aires Roberto Mieres 17th Formula Libre, Heat No. 1 6th, Heat No. 2 Retired, 2514/02
2514 1955.03.27 Officine Alfieri Maserati 32 Parc Valentino GP del Valentino Roberto Mieres Second 2514/12, engine 2512
2514 1955.07.16 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8 Aintree R.A.C. British GP Andre Simon Retired  
2514 1955.07.16 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8 Aintree R.A.C. British GP Jean Behra Practice  
2514 1955.09.03 Gould's Garage (Bristol) 4 Aintree Daily Telegraph Trophy Horace Gould Third  
2514 1955.09.11 Officine Alfieri Maserati 38 Monza GP d'Italia Horace Gould Retired  
2514 1955.09.24 Gould's Garage (Bristol) 6 Oulton Park Daily Dispatch International Gold Cup Horace Gould Retired  
2514 1955.09.24 Gould's Garage (Bristol) 6 Oulton Park Daily Dispatch International Gold Cup Les Leston Practice  
2514 1955.10.01 Gould's Garage (Bristol) 6 Castle Combe Avon Trophy Horace Gould Second  
2514 1955.10.23 Gould's Garage (Bristol) 10 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Horace Gould Fourth  
2514 1956.04.15 Gould's Garage (Bristol) 6 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Horace Gould Retired  
2514 1956.05.06 Gould's Garage (Bristol) 4 Posillipo GP di Napoli Horace Gould Second  
2514 1956.05.13 Gould's Garage (Bristol) 18 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Stirling Moss Practice  
2514 1956.05.13 Gould's Garage (Bristol) 18 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Horace Gould Eighth  
2514 1956.06.03 Gould's Garage (Bristol) 26 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Horace Gould Retired  
2514 1956.06.23 Gould's Garage (Bristol) 7 Aintree Aintree 100 Horace Gould First Fastest Lap
2514 1956.07.14 Gould's Garage (Bristol) 31 Silverstone R.A.C. British GP Horace Gould Fifth  
2514 1956.07.22 Gould's Garage (Bristol) 21 Snetterton Vanwall Trophy Horace Gould Second  
2514 1956.08.05 Gould's Garage (Bristol) 19 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Horace Gould Retired  
2514 1956.08.26 Gould's Garage (Bristol)   Circuit de la Prairie GP de Caen Horace Gould Retired  
2514 1957.01.12 H.H. Gould 2 Ardmore New Zealand International GP Horace Gould Retired  
2514 1957.01.26 H.H. Gould 2 Christchurch Lady Wigram Trophy Horace Gould Retired  
2514 1957.02.02 H.H. Gould 2 Dunedin Dunedin Road Race Horace Gould Retired Formula Libre
2514 1957.02.16 H.H. Gould 2 Invercargill Southland Road Race Horace Gould Third  
2514 1957.04.22 Gould's Garage (Bristol) 26 Pau GP de Pau Horace Gould Eighth  
2514 1957.04.28 H.H. Gould 8 Posillipo GP di Napoli Horace Gould Fourth  
2514 1957.05.19 H.H. Gould 22 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Horace Gould Retired  
2514 1957.07.07 H.H. Gould 30 Rouen-les-Essarts GP de l'Automobile Club de France Horace Gould Retired  
2514 1957.07.14 H.H. Gould 44 Reims-Gueux GP de Reims Horace Gould Sixth  
2514 1957.07.20 H.H. Gould 30 Aintree R.A.C. British GP Horace Gould Did Not Start  
2514 1957.07.28 H.H. Gould 14 Circuit de la Prairie GP de Caen Horace Gould Fifth  
2514 1957.08.18 H.H. Gould 18 Pescara GP di Pescara Horace Gould Retired  
2514 1957.09.08 H.H. Gould 14 Monza GP d'Italia Horace Gould Tenth  
2514 1957.09.14 H.H. Gould 15 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy Horace Gould Sixth  
2514 1957.09.14 H.H. Gould 15 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy, Heat No. 1 Horace Gould Fourth  
2514 1957.09.22 H.H. Gould 24 Modena GP di Modena Colin Davis Retired Heat No. 1 Retired, Engine 2506
2514 1958.01.19 H.H. Gould 12 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Horace Gould Ninth  
2514 1958.02.02 H.H. Gould 12 Buenos Aires GP Cuidad de Buenos Aires Horace Gould Eleventh Formula Libre, Heat No. 1, Heat No. 2 Retired
2514 1958.04.13 H.H. Gould 4 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Horace Gould Fourth  
2514 1958.05.26 H.H. Gould 12 Zandvoort GP van Nederland Horace Gould Practice  
2514 1958.05.26 H.H. Gould 12 Zandvoort GP van Nederland Masten Gregory Retired  
2514 1959.09.26 H.H. Gould 9 Oulton Park International Gold Cup Bob Said Practice  
2514 1959.09.26 H.H. Gould 9 Oulton Park International Gold Cup Bruce Halford Did Not Start  
2514 1960.09.04 H.H. Gould 14 Monza GP d'Italia Horace Gould Did Not Start  

Case History Chassis Number 2515

Jenkinson, 1966 – 1955 works car, then to Scuderia Guastalla in 1956 for Gerini, to "Volonteris" in 1957. To private collection in Leicester.

Jenkinson, 1967 – New in 1955. Team car. Sold to Scuderia Guastalla 1956. Driven by Gerino Gerini. Sold to Volonterio 1957. Now in private collection in Leicester.

Jenkinson, 1975 – Completed 1955 for factory team. Driven by Roberto Mieres. Sold to Scuderia Guastalla in 1956 for Gerino Gerini to drive. Sold to Ottorino Volonterio in 1957. Now on view in the Donington Collection. The last 250F to take part in a GP in Europe.

Pritchard, 1976 – New works car for the 1955 season; for 1956 it was acquired by Scuderia Guastalla and driven by Gerino Gerini and Chico Landi. In 1957 it was bought by Ottorino Volonterio and it is now in Tom Wheatcroft’s collection at Donington.

Nye, 1981 – New 250F for 1955 works team driven by Roberto Mieres. Sold for 1956 to Franco Cornacchia’s Scuderia Guastalla, to be driven by Gerino Gerini. 1957 updated and acquired by Ottorino Volonterio. Sold later to Tom Wheatcroft and on public display today in the Donington Collection at Donington Park.

Pritchard 1985 – 1955 works car and in 1956 acquired by Scuderia Guastalla. Acquired by Ottorino Volonterio in 1957 and now in the Donington Collection.

Jenkinson, 1986 – This was another factory team car for 1955/ Sold to Scuderia Guastalla in 1956 and driven by Gerino Gerini, then sold to Ottorino Volonterio in 1957. He used it infrequently but had it kept in "as new" condition by the factory. Eventually he sold it to Tom Wheatcroft for the Donington Park Racing Car Museum.

Nye, 1989 – New 1955 team car for Mieres, to Scuderia Guastalla 1956 for Gerino Gerini, updated 1957 to Volonterio, sold later to Tom Wheatcroft for what became his Donington Collection, Derby, England.

Nye, 1993 – Works car – Sergio Mantovani, Argentine GP, January 1955. NOTES – Later sold to Scuderia Guastalla, 1956, for Gerino Gerini, updated 1957, to Ottorino Volonterio, Switzerland, later to Tom Wheatcroft Collection, near Derby, England. Won 1955 Oulton Park Gold Cup carrying chassis serial ‘2516’ (Moss)!

McKinney, 1995 – Works car 1955, driven usually by Mieres, but also by Moss, Collins, Mantovani, Perdisa and Shelby. To Scuderia Guastalla 1956, driven usually by Gerini, but also by Chico Landi, Maglioli, Villoresi. Rebodied and sold to Volonterio 1957-63, latterly in hillclimbs only but raced by Simon, de Graffenried and Giulio Cabianca as well as the owner. Sold to Tom Wheatcroft (present owner) UK 1965 and in Donington Collection since its opening in 1973.

Pritchard, 2003 – Factory team car for 1955. It was sold to Scuderia Guastalla in 1956 and driven by Gerino Gerini. Bought by Swiss enthusiast Count Ottorino Volonterio in 1957, it was raced little and ultimately sold to Tom Wheatcroft for the Donington Grand Prix Car Collection. At some stage the car was fitted with 1957 Lightweight-style body and it is painted red with a yellow noseband, colours used by Fangio in some 1957 races.

McKinney, 2003 – Works car for 1955, usually driven by Mieres, but also by Moss, Collins, Mantovani, Perdisa, and Shelby. To Scuderia Guastalla in 1956, usually driven by Gerini, but also by Chico Landi, Maglioli, and Villoresi. Rebodied and then sold to Volonterio for 1957-63, latterly in hill-climbs only, but also raced by Simon, de Graffenried, and Giulio Cabianca as well as the owner. Sold to Tom Wheatcroft in the UK in 1965 and in his Donington Collection since its opening in 1973. Won 1955 Oulton Park Gold Cup (Moss) as ‘2516’. 2002 location: the UK (Donington Collection).

Logbook

Chassis

Date

Entrant

Number

Circuit

Event

Driver

Result

Comment

2515 1955.01.16 Officine Alfieri Maserati 20 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Sergio Mantovani & Jean Behra & Luigi Musso Retired  
2515 1955.01.30 Officine Alfieri Maserati 20 Buenos Aires GP de Cuidad Buenos Aires Sergio Mantovani & Harry Schell 7th Formula Libre, Heat No. 1 11th, Heat No. 2 4th
2515 1955.03.27 Officine Alfieri Maserati 24 Parc Valentino GP del Valentino Cesare Perdisa & Jean Behra Retired  
2515 1955.03.27 Officine Alfieri Maserati 4 Parc Valentino GP del Valentino Sergio Mantovani Practice  
2515 1955.04.11 Officine Alfieri Maserati 16 Pau GP de Pau Roberto Mieres Third  
2515 1955.04.24 Officine Alfieri Maserati 16 Bordeaux GP de Bordeaux Roberto Mieres Third  
2515 1955.05.08 Officine Alfieri Maserati 10 Posillipo GP di Napoli Roberto Mieres Retired  
2515 1955.05.22 Officine Alfieri Maserati 36 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Roberto Mieres Retired  
2515 1955.06.05 Officine Alfieri Maserati 24 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Roberto Mieres & Jean Behra Fifth  
2515 1955.06.19 Officine Alfieri Maserati 16 Zandvoort GP van Nederland Roberto Mieres Fourth Fastest Lap
2515 1955.07.16 Officine Alfieri Maserati 6 Aintree R.A.C. British GP Roberto Mieres Retired  
2515 1955.09.11 Officine Alfieri Maserati 32 Monza GP d'Italia Peter Collins Retired  
2515 1955.09.24 Officine Alfieri Maserati 4 Oulton Park Daily Dispatch International Gold Cup Stirling Moss First Fastest Lap, 2515/16, Engine 2516
2515 1955.10.23 Officine Alfieri Maserati 28 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Carroll Shelby Sixth  
2515 1956.01.22 Scuderia Guastalla 10 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Chico Landi & Gerino Gerini Fourth  
2515 1956.02.05 Scuderia Guastalla 10 Mendoza GP Ciudad de Buenos Aires Francisco Landi Seventh  
2515 1956.04.15 Scuderia Guastalla 2 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Jean Behra Practice  
2515 1956.04.15 Scuderia Guastalla 2 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Gerino Gerini Fifth  
2515 1956.05.06 Scuderia Guastalla 8 Posillipo GP di Napoli Gerino Gerini Third  
2515 1956.07.14 Scuderia Guastalla 12 Silverstone R.A.C. British GP Umberto Maglioli Retired  
2515 1956.08.05 Scuderia Guastalla 17 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Luigi Villoresi Retired  
2515 1956.08.05 Scuderia Guastalla 17 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Umberto Maglioli Practice  
2515 1956.08.26 Scuderia Guastalla 115 Ollon-Villars Ollon-Villars Umberto Maglioli Second  
2515 1956.09.02 Scuderia Guastalla 42 Monza GP d'Italia Gerino Gerini Tenth  
2515 1957.04.28 Ottorino Volonterio   Posillipo GP di Napoli Ottorino Volonterio Retired  
2515 1957.07.14 Ottorino Volonterio 32 Reims-Gueux GP de Reims Herbert Mackay Fraser Withdrawn  
2515 1957.09.08 Ottorino Volonterio 28 Monza GP d'Italia Andre Simon & Ottorino Volonterio Eleventh  
2515 1959.09.13 Ottorino Volonterio 28 Monza GP d'Italia Giulio Cabianca Fifteenth  

Case History Chassis Number 2516

Jenkinson, 1966 – 1956 works car and then to Reg Hunt in Australia and then to Cameron Millar.

Jenkinson, 1967 – New in 1955. Team car. Sold to Reg Hunt.

Jenkinson, 1975 – Built 1956 for factory team. Later sold to Reg Hunt in Australia. Now in Great Britain.

Pritchard, 1976 – New works car for the 1955 season, sold at the end of the year to Australian Reg Hunt and later acquired by Stillwell. Now owned by Cameron Millar.

Nye, 1981 – New 250F for 1955 works team driven by Behra, sold later to Reg Hunt in Australia, subsequently raced by Bib Stilwell, acquired by Cameron Millar in 1963 and cherished by him ever since, It still runs on methanol fuel and in eight years use it head was lifted only twice. It blew up while Fangio was driving it during filming at Silverstone in 1972.

Pritchard 1985 – 1955 works car and at the end of the year sold to Australian Reg Hunt.

Jenkinson, 1986 – This was a 1956 factory team car that was subsequently sold to Reg Hunt in Australia. After a lot of racing "down-under’ it was brought to the UK by Cameron Millar who kept it for many years as his "favourite 250F". Recently sold to Anthony Mayman.

Nye, 1989 – New 1955 team car for Behra, to Reg Hunt in Australia, Cameron Millar UK 1963, to Anthony Mayman collection. Won 1955 Pau GP (Behra), Oulton Park Gold Cup (Moss).

Nye, 1993 – Works car – Jean Behra, Argentine GP, January 1955. NOTES – Sold early 1956 to Reg Hunt, Australia, passed through several hands there. To Cameron Millar, UK, 1963, to Anthony Mayman 1980s. Won 1955 Pau and Bordeaux GPs (Behra) – one of the most original surviving 250Fs.

McKinney, 1995 – Behra’s works car 1956, winner non-championship Pau and Bordeaux GPs. Also raced by Mieres and Villoresi. To Australia for Reg Hunt 1956., Bib Stillwell 1957-58. Rebodied 1958. Arnold Glass 1959-61, Jim Broadley. Cameron Millar UK 1963 and raced by him until 1973. Anthony Mayman from 1984 and driven by many others. In Germany since 1992.

Pritchard, 2003 – Factory team car for 1956, This car was sold to Reg Hunt after the 1956 Australian Grand Prix. It was raced extensively and then imported back into the UK by Cameron Millar. It was sold to Anthony Mayman at a later date.

McKinney, 2003 – Works car for Behra in 1956. Also raced by Mieres and Villoresi. To Australia for Reg Hunt in 1956, then to Bib Stillwell in 1957-58. Rebodied in Italy during 1958. Arnold Glass 1959-61, then Jim Broadley. To Cameron Millar, the UK, in 1963 and raced by him until 1973. To Anthony Mayman from 1984 and raced by many others. Thomas Bscher in Germany 1992. Won 1955 Pau GP and Bordeaux GP (Behra). 2002 location: Germany (Thomas Bscher).

Logbook

Chassis

Date

Entrant

Number

Circuit

Event

Driver

Result

Comment

2516 1955.01.16 Officine Alfieri Maserati 16 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Jean Behra Retired  
2516 1955.01.30 Officine Alfieri Maserati 16 Buenos Aires GP de Cuidad Buenos Aires Jean Behra 5th Formula Libre, Heat No. 1 7th, Heat No. 2 5th
2516 1955.03.27 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8 Parc Valentino GP del Valentino Jean Behra Retired Fastest Lap
2516 1955.04.11 Officine Alfieri Maserati 14 Pau GP de Pau Jean Behra First  
2516 1955.04.24 Officine Alfieri Maserati 14 Bordeaux GP de Bordeaux Jean Behra First  
2516 1955.05.08 Officine Alfieri Maserati 2 Posillipo GP di Napoli Jean Behra Fourth Fastest Lap
2516 1955.05.22 Officine Alfieri Maserati 34 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Jean Behra & Cesare Perdisa Third  
2516 1955.06.05 Officine Alfieri Maserati 20 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Jean Behra Retired  
2516 1955.06.19 Officine Alfieri Maserati 14 Zandvoort GP van Nederland Jean Behra Fifth  
2516 1955.07.16 Officine Alfieri Maserati 2 Aintree R.A.C. British GP Jean Behra Retired  
2516 1955.09.11 Officine Alfieri Maserati 28 Monza GP d'Italia Jean Behra Practice  
2516 1955.09.11 Officine Alfieri Maserati 28 Monza GP d'Italia Roberto Mieres Seventh  
2516 1955.10.23 Officine Alfieri Maserati 24 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Luigi Villoresi Third  
2516 1956.11.24 Reg Hunt Motors Pty. Ltd. 5 Albert Park Bryson Industries Cup Reg Hunt Second Formula Libre
2516 1956.12.02 R.H. Hunt & Co. Pty. Ltd. 5 Albert Park Australian GP Reg Hunt Fourth Formula Libre
2516 1957.01.12 R.H. Hunt & Co. Pty. Ltd. 7 Ardmore New Zealand International GP Bib Stillwell Retired  

Case History Chassis Number 2517

Jenkinson, 1966 – 1955 car.

Jenkinson, 1967 – Not mentioned.

Jenkinson, 1975 – Not built.

Pritchard, 1976 – Chassis number not allocated.

Nye, 1981 – Number set aside for superstitious reasons.

Pritchard 1985 – Chassis number not allocated.

Jenkinson, 1986 – This is a "no-problem" car because it was never built! In Italian sporting circles, and especially in card-playing gambling circles, the number seventeen is considered to be very unlucky. Modenese superstition caused 17 to be missed out of Maserati chassis numbers.

Nye, 1989 – Not used for superstitious reasons.

Nye, 1993 – Unlucky number, un-issued.

McKinney, 1995 – Never built.

Pritchard, 2003 – Unlucky number in Italy, especially in gambling circles. Number not used.

McKinney, 2003 – Never built.

Case History Chassis Number 2518

Jenkinson, 1966 – 1955 car.

Jenkinson, 1967 – New September 1955. Team car with streamlined bodywork. Destroyed in fire at factory July 1956.

Jenkinson, 1975 – Built with fully enveloping bodywork in September 1955. Destroyed in fire at factory 1956.

Pritchard, 1976 – Streamlined car driven by Behra in the 1955 Italian Grand Prix and by Harry Schell at Siracusa. It appeared in practice at Reims in July 1956 with Dunlop disc brakes and destroyed later that month in a fire at the factory.

Nye, 1981 – New 250F streamliner completed September 1955, proven unsuccessful and destroyed in factory fire 1956. Cameron Millar has a surviving head from this engine in his collection of parts.

Pritchard 1985 – Streamlined car driven by Jean Behra in the 1955 Italian Grand Prix and Harry Schell in the 1955 Syracuse Grand Prix. Appeared at Reims in 1956 with Dunlop brakes and subsequently destroyed in factory fire.

Jenkinson, 1986 – This was a not-very-successful attempt at building an all-enveloping streamlined body on a normal 250F as part of the works team in 1955. It appeared again in 1956 with the works team, but during the summer it was virtually destroyed in a fire at the factory. The very bare remains were put up in the rafters and forgotten.

Nye, 1989 – Completed September 1955, works streamliner, damaged in factory fire 1956 – retained by factory into 1980s – paperwork possibly sold with ‘2512’.

Nye, 1993 – Streamliner, rebuild of ‘2512’.

McKinney, 1995 – See ‘2512’.

Pritchard, 2003 – Streamlined car driven by Behra in the 1955 Italian Grand Prix. It was later seriously damaged in a fire at the works. The surviving components apparently stored. It appears that paperwork relating to this chassis was supplied to a German enthusiast who applied it to a CM replica.

McKinney, 2003 – Number used for ‘2512’.

Case History Chassis Number 2519

Jenkinson, 1966 – New 1956 car for Piotti.

Jenkinson, 1967 – New April 1956 for Luigi Piotti. Driven by Luigi Villoresi 1956. Sold to Gerini 1958 and fitted with one-off high tail body.

Jenkinson, 1975 – Completed April 1956 for Luigi Piotti and raced by him. Also driven by Luigi Villoresi. Sold to Gerino Gerini in 1958 and fitted with one-off high-tail bodywork. Now in Great Britain.

Pritchard, 1976 – Supplied new in April 1956 to Luigi Piotti, who raced it until the end of the 1957 season; in 1958 it was sold to Gerini, who raced it at Monza with a new hail-tail body similar to that of the ‘piccolo’ cars.

Nye, 1981 – New 250F completed April 1956 for Luigi Piotti and driven by him and Gigi Villoresi. Sold to Gerino Gerini in 1958 and fitted with special high-tailed bodywork. Chris Drake today has some parts which may be from this car, otherwise its current whereabouts is unknown. No major finishes in first three places.

Pritchard 1985 – Completed in April 1956 for Luigi Piotti, sold to Gerino Gerini in 1958 and fitted by him with high-tail body similar to that of the ‘Piccolo’ cars.

Jenkinson, 1986 – This was built for Luigi Piotti who raced it in 1956. In 1958 it was driven by Gerino Gerini in conjunction with the Scuderia Centro-Sud. Last seen at their factory around 1959/60.

Nye, 1989 – Completed April 1956 for Luigi Piotti, driven by him and Villoresi, to Gerini 1958 with high-tailed bodywork.

Nye, 1993 – Quasi-works car – Luigi Piotti, Argentine GP, January 1956. NOTES – Later sold to Gerino Gerini 1958 in conjunction with Scuderia Centro-Sud. Several alternative body sections tired through 1959 – believed either scrapped or sold to South America in later 1959.

McKinney, 1995 – Piotti late 1955, raced initially as ‘2511’, driven usually by Villoresi or the owner 1956. Rebodied late 1956. Sold by Piotti to Centro-Sud 1958. Rebodied for Italian GP. Driven by Schell, Gerini, Maurice Trintignant and Robert Bonomi 1958, de Silva Ramos 1959. Some parts incorporated in Centro-Sud’s construction of ‘2511’ out of ‘2506’, but fate of remains is unknown. Possibly scrapped, or sold to South America, or maybe even North America.

Pritchard, 2003 – Built for Luigi Piotti in 1956. It was sold to Scuderia Centro-Sud in 1958 and raced by Gerino Gerini. Was apparently returned to the factory. Parts of it may been among those acquired by Cameron Millar.

McKinney, 2003 – For Piotti in late 1955, raced initially as ‘2511’, and driven usually by Villoresi or the owner during 1956. Rebodied in late 1956. Sold by Piotti to Scuderia Centro-Sud in 1958. Rebodied for the 1958 Italian Grand Prix. Driven by Schell, Gerini, Maurice Trintignant, Roberto Bonomi, and da Silva Ramos. Some parts incorporated in the Centro-Sud’s construction of ‘2511’ out of ‘2506’, but the fate of the remains is unknown. 2002 location: possibly scrapped, or sold to South American, or maybe even North America.

Logbook

Chassis

Date

Entrant

Number

Circuit

Event

Driver

Result

Comment

2519 1956.01.22 Scuderia Centro Sud 8 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Luigi Piotti Retired 2519/11, Engine 2511
2519 1956.02.05 Scuderia Centro Sud 8 Mendoza GP Ciudad de Buenos Aires Luigi Piotti Tenth 2519/11, Engine 2511
2519 1956.04.15 Luigi Piotti 14 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Luigi Piotti Seventh  
2519 1956.04.15 Luigi Piotti 14 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Jean Behra Practice  
2519 1956.04.29 Luigi Piotti   Montlhéry Coupe de Paris Luigi Piotti Second Formula Libre
2519 1956.06.03 Luigi Piotti 22 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Luigi Villoresi Fifth  
2519 1956.07.01 Officine Alfieri Maserati 38 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Piero Taruffi Practice  
2519 1956.07.01 Luigi Piotti 38 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Luigi Villoresi Retired  
2519 1956.07.14 Luigi Piotti 11 Silverstone R.A.C. British GP Luigi Villoresi Sixth  
2519 1956.08.05 Luigi Piotti 18 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Luigi Piotti Retired  
2519 1956.08.05 Luigi Piotti 18 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Luigi Villoresi Practice  
2519 1956.09.02 Luigi Piotti 40 Monza GP d'Italia Luigi Piotti Sixth  
2519 1957.01.13 Luigi Piotti 28 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Luigi Piotti Tenth  
2519 1957.01.27 Luigi Piotti 28 Buenos Aires GP Ciudad de Buenos Aires Alessandro de Tomaso & Luigi Piotti Ninth Formula Libre, Heat No. 1 Tenth, Heat No. 2 Tenth
2519 1957.04.07 Luigi Piotti 2 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Luigi Piotti Retired  
2519 1957.04.22 Luigi Piotti 6 Pau GP de Pau Harry Schell Practice  
2519 1957.04.22 Luigi Piotti 6 Pau GP de Pau Luigi Piotti & Francisco Godia Sales Retired  
2519 1957.05.19 Luigi Piotti 42 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Luigi Piotti Did Not Qualify  
2519 1957.07.14 Luigi Piotti 22 Reims-Gueux GP de Reims Luigi Piotti Tenth  
2519 1957.07.28 Luigi Piotti 22 Circuit de la Prairie GP de Caen Luigi Piotti Sixth  
2519 1957.08.04 H.H. Gould 19 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Horace Gould Retired  
2519 1957.08.18 Luigi Piotti 12 Pescara GP di Pescara Luigi Piotti Retired  
2519 1957.09.08 Luigi Piotti 12 Monza GP d'Italia Luigi Piotti Retired  
2519 1958.01.19 Luigi Piotti 8 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Harry Schell Sixth  
2519 1958.02.02 Luigi Piotti 18 Buenos Aires GP Cuidad de Buenos Aires Roberto Bonomi Retired Formula Libre, Heat No. 1 Retired
2519 1958.05.03 Scuderia Centro Sud P Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy   Spare  
2519 1958.05.18 Scuderia Centro Sud 48 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Gerino Gerini Did Not Qualify  
2519 1958.07.06 Scuderia Centro Sud 32 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Gerino Gerini Ninth  
2519 1958.07.19 Scuderia Centro Sud 6 Silverstone R.A.C. British GP Gerino Gerini Retired  
2519 1958.09.07 Scuderia Centro Sud 40 Monza GP d'Italia Gerino Gerini Retired  
2519 1958.10.19 Scuderia Centro Sud 28 Ain Diab GP de Maroc Gerino Gerini Thirteenth  
2519 1959.03.30 Scuderia Centro Sud 3 Goodwood Glover trophy International 100 Hermanos da Silva Ramos Retired  

Case History Chassis Number 2520

Jenkinson, 1967 – New March 1956. Sold to Stan Jones in Australia.

Jenkinson, 1975 – Built as team car 1956. Sold to Stan Jones in Australia. Now in Great Britain.

Pritchard, 1976 – Supplied new in March 1956 to Stan Jones in Australia, who achieved many successes with it in Australian and New Zealand races.

Nye, 1981 – New 250F works team car for 1956 sold rapidly to Stan Jones (father of Alan) in Australia. The car was thought into the UK and is owned and raced here today by David Llewellyn.

Pritchard 1985 – Built as 1956 works car and subsequently sold to Stan Jones in Australia.

Jenkinson, 1986 – A 1956 car for the factory team, it was subsequently sold to Stan Jones in Australia. Many years later, when 250Fs were fashionable in historic racing it came to the UK and was raced in VSCC events by David Llewellyn. Now owned by an Italian collector.

Nye, 1989 – Works car 1956, to Stan Jones in Australia – father of World Champion Alan Jones – into UK historic racing, to Italian collection.

Nye, 1993 – Works car – Froilan Gonzalez, Argentine GP, January 1956. NOTES – Later sold to Stan Jones in Australia – father of World Champion Alan Jones, into UK historic racing, to Italian collection. Won 1959 Australian GP (Jones).

McKinney, 1995 – Works car Argentina for Froilan Gonzalez and Pablo Gulle 1956 (as ‘2512’) then to Australia for Stan Jones till 1961. To UK with Crabbe 1963. Later Corner, Nigel Moores (who raced as "Willie Eckerlyke" and "Paul Kelly"), David Llewellyn and 1981 to Guido Dubbini in Italy. Car remained in Dubbini family until recently, and is believed to be for sale in Italy.

Pritchard, 2003 – Factory team car for 1956. Sold to Stan Jones after the 1956 Australian Grand Prix. Later raced in Historic events in the UK and subsequently sold in Italy.

McKinney, 2003 – Works car for 1956, first appeared in Argentina as ‘2512’, for Froilan Gonzalez and Pablo Gulle, then to Australia and Stan Jones until 1961. To the UK with Crabbe in 1963. Later to Corner, Nigel Moores, David Llewellyn, and in 1981 to Guido Dubbini in Italy. Remained in Dubbini family until 1997 when obtained by Spencer Flack. Sold in 2001. 2002 location: Germany (Stefan Rettenmaier).

Logbook

Chassis

Date

Entrant

Number

Circuit

Event

Driver

Result

Comment

2520 1956.01.22 Officine Alfieri Maserati 12 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Froilan Gonzalez Retired 2520/12, Engine 2512
2520 1956.02.05 Officine Alfieri Maserati 12 Mendoza GP Ciudad de Buenos Aires Pablo Gulle Eighth 2520/12, Engine 2512
2520 1956.11.24 Stan Jones Motors Pty. Ltd. 8 Albert Park Bryson Industries Cup Stan Jones Retired Formula Libre
2520 1956.12.02 Stan Jones Motors Pty. Ltd. 8 Albert Park Australian GP Stan Jones Fifth Formula Libre
2520 1957.01.12 Stan Jones Motors Pty. Ltd. 8 Ardmore New Zealand International GP Stan Jones Third  

Case History Chassis Number 2521

Jenkinson, 1967 – New May 1956. Team car. Sold to John du Puy. Crashed at Casablanca 1957.

Jenkinson, 1975 – Built as team car May 1956. Later sold to John du Puy. Crashed at Casablanca in 1957 by Jean Lucas. Engine now in car in French collection.

Pritchard, 1976 – Works car completed in May 1956 and driven by Behra into third place at Monaco. For 1957 it was sold to John du Puy, but it was written off by Jean Lucas at Casablanca that year.

Nye, 1981 – New 250F work team car completed May 1956. Sold to John du Puy for 1957 and crashed at Casablanca that year by Jean Lucas. Serge Pozzoli, the French enthusiast and collector, bought the wreck, had it rebuilt at Modena and retains the car in France today.

Pritchard 1985 – 1956 works car completed in May. Later sold to John du Puy and crashed at Casablanca at the end of 1957 by Jean Lucas.

Jenkinson, 1986 – Another 1956 factory team car, later sold to American John du Puy, living in Switzerland. Raced by Jean Lucas and Andre Testut, then sold to Serge Pozzoli who still owns it.

Nye, 1989 – Completed May 1956, works car, to John du Puy 1957, crashed at Casablanca by Jean Lucas, French collector Serge Pozzoli bought wreck, had it restored at Modena, retained.

Nye, 1993 – Works car – Jean Behra, Argentine GP, January 1956. NOTES – Later sold to John du Puy 1957, crashed at Casablanca by Jean Lucas – to Andre Testut 1958, repaired – later to Serge Pozzoli who retained it for many years. More recently into a German collection.

McKinney, 1995 – Behra’s usual works car 1956. Raced initially as ‘2518’. Sold at end of year to Ecurie du Puy but little raced over next seasons: Ken Wharton late 1956. Loaned to Centro-Sud for one 1957 race, and to Jean Lucas for another. André Testut with new bodywork 1958/59, then to Serge Pozzoli in France for many years. Acquired by Burkhard von Schenk (present owner) 1990.

Pritchard, 2003 – Factory team car for 1956. Sold to John du Puy, American resident in Switzerland. Raced by Jean Lucas, Andre Testut and, on one occasion, by Bruce Halford. Sold to Serge Pozzoli.

McKinney, 2003 – Usual works car for Behra in 1956. Raced initially as ‘2518’. Sold at the end of 1956 to Ecurie du Puy, but raced little over the next two seasons. Ken Wharton late 1956, loaned to Centro-Sud for Halford one race in 1957, and to Jean Lucas for another. André Testut with new bodywork in 1958-59, then to Serge Pozzoli collection in France for many years. Acquired by Burkhard von Schenk in 1990. 2002 location: Germany (Burkhard von Schenk).

Logbook

Chassis

Date

Entrant

Number

Circuit

Event

Driver

Result

Comment

2521 1956.01.22 Officine Alfieri Maserati 4 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Jean Behra Second 2522/18, Engine 2518
2521 1956.02.05 Officine Alfieri Maserati 4 Mendoza GP Ciudad de Buenos Aires Jean Behra Third 2521/18, Engine 2518
2521 1956.05.13 Officine Alfieri Maserati 30 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Jean Behra Third  
2521 1956.06.03 Officine Alfieri Maserati   Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Jean Behra Practice  
2521 1956.06.03 Officine Alfieri Maserati 32 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Jean Behra Seventh  
2521 1956.07.01 Officine Alfieri Maserati 4 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Jean Behra Third  
2521 1956.07.14 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8 Silverstone R.A.C. British GP Jean Behra Third  
2521 1956.08.05 Officine Alfieri Maserati 6 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Jean Behra Third  
2521 1956.11.24 Ecurie du Puy 4 Albert Park Bryson Industries Cup Ken Wharton Withdrawn Formula Libre
2521 1956.12.02 Ecurie du Puy 4 Albert Park Australian GP Ken Wharton Retired Formula Libre
2521 1957.01.12 Ecurie du Puy 1 Ardmore New Zealand International GP Ken Wharton Withdrawn  
2521 1957.09.08 Bruce Halford 16 Monza GP d'Italia Bruce Halford Retired  
2521 1957.10.27 Ecurie du Puy 18 Ain Diab GP de Maroc Jean Lucas Retired  
2521 1958.04.13 Andre Testut 24 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Andre Testut Retired  
2521 1958.05.18 Andre Testut 56 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Andre Testut Did Not Qualify  
2521 1958.05.18 Andre Testut 56 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Louis Chiron Did Not Qualify  
2521 1958.09.07 Andre Testut   La Faucille La Faucille Andre Testut Second  
2521 1959.05.10 Monte Carlo Auto Sport 56 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Andre Testut Did Not Qualify  

Case History Chassis Number 2522

Jenkinson, 1966 – 1956 works car, first driven by Moss at Goodwood with fuel injected engine. Later to Centro-Sud.

Jenkinson, 1967 – New March 1956. Team car. Sold to Scuderia Centro-Sud 1957.

Jenkinson, 1975 – Built as team car March 1956. Sold to Scuderia Centro-Sud in 1957. Now in Great Britain.

Pritchard, 1976 – Works car completed in March 1956 and driven by Moss to victory at Monaco. It was sold to Scuderia Centro-Sud for 1957 and was driven by Harry Schell, Masten Gregory, Hans Herrmann, Joakim Bonnier and Horace Gould. It appeared at Monza in 1957 with new 1957-style body. It is now owned by Cameron Millar.

Nye, 1981 – New 250F works team car completed March 1956, later sold to Scuderia Centro-Sud for 1957 and apparently subsequently damaged and/or cannibalized for spares through twilight of its racing and racing drivers’ school career. Cameron Millar found sufficient components in his Centro-Sud purchase to reconstruct a replacement for this car, using a ‘Lightweight’-style chassis frame made by Frank Coltman on Cameron’s original jigs. The reconstructed car is owned today by Mr. van der Lof in Holland.

Pritchard 1985 – 1956 works car, Moss’ winning car at Monaco, and sold to Scuderia Centro-Sud in 1957.

Jenkinson, 1986 – A factory team car in 1956 that was sold to the Scuderia Centro-Sud in 1957. Used extensively by them until the end of their days. Parts of the car were retrieved by Cameron Millar and re-constructed on a new T2 chassis frame "Made in England". Now with a Dutch collector.

Nye, 1989 – Completed March 1956, works car, to Scuderia Centro-Sud 1957, heavily cannibalized, bits to Cameron Millar UK assembled into facsimile frame, to Dutch collection.

Nye, 1993 – ‘2522(A)’ – Works car – Stirling Moss, Argentine GP, January 1956 – later reappeared as ‘2523(B)’ – July testing 1956 – Moss, German GP, August 1956. NOTES – Fitted with prototype V12 engine, 1957. Rebuilt by factory into ‘2523(B)’ six-cylinder car 1958 and sold to racing motorcyclist Keith Campbell. Later through historic racing trade – to Bobby Bell, UK. Won 1956 Goodwood and Monaco GP (Moss).

McKinney, 1995 – Works car for 1956. Raced initially as ‘2516’. Won Monaco GP (Moss). Also raced by Perdisa, Taruffi and Behra. Rebodied and renumbered ‘2523’ August. Fitted with V12 engine for 1957. Replaced by a six for 1958, rebodied, renumbered ‘2526’ and sold to Keith Campbell. Stored in Italy by Ken Kavanagh after Campbell’s death until acquired 1965 for historic racing by Richard Bergel and Hon. Patrick Lindsay. Later the Duke of Hamilton (then Lord Clydesdale) shared with Bergel, then the Earl of Strathmore took over the car. Bobby Bell (present owner) acquired 1978. See also ‘2507’, Cameron Millar replicas.

Pritchard, 2003 – Factory team car for 1956. Sold to Scuderia Centro-Sud in 1957 and they raced it extensively. Formed part of the collection of spares and components bought by Cameron Millar and rebuilt on a new ‘Lightweight’ chassis made in the UK. Sold to Holland.

McKinney, 2003 – Works car for 1956. Initially raced as ‘2516’. Also raced by Perdisa, Taruffi, and Behra. Rebodied and renumbered as ‘2523’ in August 1956. Fitted with V12 engine for 1957, tested but not raced. Replaced by a six for 1958, rebodied, renumbered ‘2526’ and sold to Keith Campbell. Stored in Italy by Ken Kavanagh after Campbell’s death until acquired in 1965 for historic racing by Richard Bergel and the Hon. Patrick Lindsay. Later Lord Clydesdale shared with Bergel, then the Earl of Strathmore took over the car. Acquired by Bobby Bell in 1978, then Peter Heuberger in 1999. Won 1956 Monaco GP (Moss). 2002 location: Switzerland (Peter Heuberger). Note: number also used for ‘2507’ and a Cameron Millar replica.

Logbook

Chassis

Date

Entrant

Number

Circuit

Event

Driver

Result

Comment

2522 1956.01.22 Officine Alfieri Maserati 2 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Stirling Moss Retired 2522/16, Engine 2516
2522 1956.02.05 Officine Alfieri Maserati 2 Mendoza GP Ciudad de Buenos Aires Stirling Moss Second 2522/16, Engine 2516
2522 1956.04.02 Officine Alfieri Maserati 1 Goodwood Richmond Scratch Race of the Glover Trophy Stirling Moss First Fastest Lap
2522 1956.05.13 Officine Alfieri Maserati 28 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Stirling Moss First  
2522 1956.06.03 Officine Alfieri Maserati 34 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Cesare Perdisa & Stirling Moss Third Fastest Lap (Moss)
2522 1956.06.03 Officine Alfieri Maserati F Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Cesare Perdisa Practice  
2522 1956.06.03 Officine Alfieri Maserati 38 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Mike Hawthorn Practice  
2522 1956.06.03 Officine Alfieri Maserati F Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Stirling Moss Practice  
2522 1956.07.01 Officine Alfieri Maserati 6 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Cesare Perdisa Practice  
2522 1956.07.01 Officine Alfieri Maserati 2 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Stirling Moss Practice  
2522 1956.07.01 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Piero Taruffi Retired  
2522 1956.07.01 Officine Alfieri Maserati 6 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Stirling Moss Practice  
2522 1956.08.05 Officine Alfieri Maserati 7 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Stirling Moss Practice 2522/23
2522 1956.08.05 Officine Alfieri Maserati 9 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland   Spare 2522/23
2522 1956.09.02 Officine Alfieri Maserati 36 Monza GP d'Italia Stirling Moss Practice 2522/23
2522 1956.09.02 Officine Alfieri Maserati 34 Monza GP d'Italia Jean Behra Practice 2522/23
2522 1956.09.02 Officine Alfieri Maserati 34 Monza GP d'Italia Luigi Villoresi Practice 2522/23
2522 1956.11.24 Officine Alfieri Maserati 1 Albert Park Bryson Industries Cup Jean Behra Withdrawn Formula Libre
2522 1956.12.02 Officine Alfieri Maserati 1 Albert Park Australian GP Jean Behra Second Formula Libre, 2522/23
2522 1957.04.07 Scuderia Centro Sud 38 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Jean Behra Practice 2522/23
2522 1957.04.07 Scuderia Centro Sud 38 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Giorgio Scarlatti Practice 2522/23
2522 1957.04.07 Scuderia Centro Sud 38 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Harry Schell Practice 2522/23
2522 1957.05.19 Officine Alfieri Maserati 35 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Hans Herrmann Practice 2522/23 V-12
2522 1957.05.19 Officine Alfieri Maserati 35 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Juan Fangio Practice 2522/23 V-12
2522 1957.05.19 Officine Alfieri Maserati 35 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Harry Schell Practice 2522/23 V-12
2522 1957.05.19 Officine Alfieri Maserati 35 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Giorgio Scarlatti Practice 2522/23 V-12
2522 1957.05.19 Officine Alfieri Maserati 35 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Carlos Menditeguy Practice 2522/23 V-12
2522 1957.06.29 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8 Monza 500 Miglia di Monza Jean Behra Withdrawn 2522/23 V-12
2522 1957.07.14 Officine Alfieri Maserati 46 Reims-Gueux GP de Reims Harry Schell Practice 2522/23 V-12
2522 1957.07.14 Officine Alfieri Maserati 46 Reims-Gueux GP de Reims Carlos Menditeguy Retired 2522/23 V-12
2522 1958.04.07 Keith Campbell 6 Goodwood Grover Trophy International 100 Keith Campbell Ninth 2522/23/26
2522 1958.04.19 Keith Campbell 15 Aintree International 200 Keith Campbell Retired 2522/23/26
2522 1958.09.07 Scuderia Centro Sud 34 Monza GP d'Italia Carroll Shelby Retired 2522/23/26

Case History Chassis Number 2523

Jenkinson, 1966 – Rebuilt customer car "new" for 1956 Monaco GP. Used bent frame that had been straighten and repaired. Had a V12 installed in 1957.

Jenkinson, 1967 – New April 1956 using old chassis frame 2507. Rebuilt with new frame August 1956. Sent to Australia end of 1956. Old chassis built up into prototype twelve-cylinder car in 1957. Converted to six-cylinder in 1958 for Maria de Filippis.

Jenkinson, 1975 – Built as team car April 1956 using old chassis frame from 2507. Rebuilt with new frame August 1956. Went to Australia at end of season. Old chassis frame (2507 with number 2523) built up into prototype 12-cylinder car in 1957. Subsequently converted to 6-cylinder form in 1958 for Maria-Teresa de Filippis. Now in Great Britain.

Pritchard, 1976 – Works car completed in April 1956. It was originally based on the chassis of the Gilby car that has been replaced during a rebuild at the works. It ran at Spa in 1956 with a long, tapering nose and a ducted radiator and it was rebuilt with a new chassis in August 1956. At the end of the year it was shipped to Australia and was driven by Jean Behra in second place in the Australian Grand Prix. It was then sold to Australian Doug Whiteford. In 1957 the old chassis was used for the first V-12 car which made its debut at Siracusa and it was subsequently driven in the Reims Grand Prix by Carlos Menditeguy. For the 1958 season this chassis was rebuilt with a 250F six-cylinder engine for Maria de Filippis.

Nye, 1981 – Complex history involving several chassis and high-level wheeler-dealing! A works team 250F was first built up, using the straightened chassis from Sid Greene’s ‘2507’, completed in April 1956. Sid Greene’s mechanic had a look at the new car with Denis Jenkinson of Motor Sport magazine, and recognized some of his welding on the rebuilt frame! In August the car was reassembled around a brand-new chassis and in December Behra raced it in the Olympic Games-year meeting at Melbourne, Australia, after which it was sold there to Doug Whiteford. Meanwhile the old chassis, ex-‘2507’ now ‘2523’, carried the prototype 2½-litre V12 engine in 1957. Subsequently the V12 engine was removed and a regular six-cylinder engine was installed for Maria Theresa di Filippis in 1958

Cameron Millar acquired what was presumably the ex-Whiteford car from Leon Witte in New Zealand in the late-‘sixties and found the number ‘2504’ attached. The frame looked too modern for such an early serial. Arthur Archer, preparing Cameron’s cars at the time, lifted the welded-on ‘2504’ plate to find the original ‘2523’ stamped underneath. This ex-Witte ‘2523’ passed to Chris Mann and is owned today by Keith Duley. So what became of the ex-de Filippis six-cylinder ‘2523’ with the early ex-‘2507’ chassis frame? Any ideas? See ‘2504’!

Pritchard 1985 – 1956 works car completed in April and using chassis 2507 from Gilby car which had been replaced during rebuild. It ran at Spa with long, tapering nose and ducted radiator and was rebuilt with new chassis in August 1956. It was sold in Australia at the end of the year. The original chassis was used as the basis for the first V-12 car. In 1958 it was rebuilt in 6-cylinder form for Maria-Teresa de Filippis.

Jenkinson, 1986 – Chassis number 2523(A). This car is designated (A) as there were two cars on the factory books with the number 2523. In 1956 when the factory team were running short of cars and time they cobbled up a car using the old bent chassis frame from 2507 which had been replaced by a new one. The damage was repaired and a car built as a team spare and it was given the number 2523, which was the point hat the production run had reached. In August a new car took its place and its number and, less engine and other vital parts, it (A) was pushed into a corner. In 1957 when the first V12 Maserati engine was ready to run this old chassis was used as a test-bed and it was driven by all the team members during practice for various races. It was noted for the noise that came from he megaphone exhausts that ended on each side of the cockpit. When it was no longer needed fro test purposes the V12 engine was removed and the car abandoned once again. In 1958 it was completely rebuilt by the factory to "as new" condition, with a 6 cylinder 250F engine and sold to Maria-Teresa de Filippis who raced it in 1958. It then went to S. America and in the seventies came to the UK, less engine and one or two minor parts and is owned by Chris Drake.

Chassis Number 2523(B). This was built new in April 1956 as a spare car for the factory team to replace 2523(A). At the end of the year it went to the Australian GP with the factory team. Opinions vary as to whether it stayed in Australia or returned to Italy and then went back to New Zealand as something else. If it returned it went to ground as there was already a 2523 about the place. In recent times a miscellaneous collection of parts purporting to be 2523(B) have been re-constructed into a whole and the car is in the USA.

Nye, 1989 – TWO CARS, first completed April 1956 using straightened ex-Gilby ‘2507’ frame, rebuilt around brand-new frame August ’56, raced in Australia, became basis of rebuilt ‘2504’. Original ex-‘2507’ frame became V12 hack into 1957, then 6-cylinder reinstalled for Maria Theresa de Filippis, 1958. Ex-Australia to Cameron Millar, and into UK collectors’ hands. Ex-de Filippis ex-V12 hack to South American to UK trade.

Nye, 1993 – Un-issued as new – but see ‘2501’, ‘2507(A)’ and ‘2522(A)’, plus text!

McKinney, 1995 – See ‘2501’, ‘2507’, ‘2509’, and ‘2522’.

Pritchard, 2003 – There were two cars bearing this chassis number and they can be differentiated as follows:

The first car was built up by the factory using the damaged chassis frame from ‘2507’. After a new ‘2523’ was completed in August 1956, the engine and gearbox were removed and the car was put into ‘store’. This chassis was then used in 1957 as a mobile testbed for the new Grand Prix engine. After testing, the V12 engine was removed and the rolling chassis again stored. It was renovated in 1958 with 6-cylinder engine and raced by Maria-Thérèse de Filippis. Subsequently sold in south America.

The new ‘2523’ was a factory car in 1956 and shipped out to the Australian Grand Prix. There is some doubt whether it was returned to Italy, although this is a view favoured by the writer. In any event the car was later exported to New Zealand. A car was built up in the United States based on what were said to the parts from this car.

McKinney, 2003 – Number used at various times for ‘2501’, ‘2507’, ‘2509’, and ‘2522’.

Case History Chassis Number 2524

Jenkinson, 1966 – New 1956 car for Godia at Spa-Francorchamps.

Jenkinson, 1967 – New June 1956 for Francisco Godia. Sold to Bonnier 1958. Now in museum at Cleres, France, with engine 2521.

Jenkinson, 1975 – Completed June 1956 for Francisco Godia. Sold to Joakim Bonnier 1958. Sold to USA 1961.

Pritchard, 1976 – Delivered new to Francisco Godia-Sales in time for the 1956 Belgian Grand Prix, but non-started because of engine trouble. The Spaniard first drove the car in the 1956 French Grand Prix. It was purchased by Joakim Bonnier in time to drive it in the 1958 Buenos Aires Grand Prix. Subsequently it was sold in the United States.

Nye, 1981 – New 250F completed September 1956 for Francesco ‘Paco’ Godia-Sales, subsequently sold to Jo Bonnier 1958, and on to USA 1961. This car was crushed in a pitch-poling accident at Watkins Glen which seriously injured its American driver. The car survives today in its damaged state, still in store in the USA.

Pritchard 1985 – Delivered in June 1956 in time for Francisco Godia-Sales to drive in Belgian Grand Prix. It was sold to Joakim Bonnier for 1958.

Jenkinson, 1986 – Built in 156 for Francisco Godia-Sales of Spain. Sold to Joakim Bonnier in 1958 and later taken to USA by him and sold to Phil Cade in 1961. Still owned by Cade.

Nye, 1989 – Completed September 1956 for Francisco Godia-Sales, to Jo Bonnier 1958, to USA 1961, badly damaged in serious accident injuring driver Phil Cade who retained the car.

Nye, 1993 – ‘Paco’ Godia customer car – Belgian GP, June 1956. NOTES – Later sold to Joakim Bonnier 1958, to USA late 1959, badly damaged in serious accident injuring owner/driver Phil Cade, 1961. Retained in damaged state for many years until acquired and restored by Bob Rubin into 1990s.

McKinney, 1995 – New to Godia 1956. Retained by him, with new body mid-1957, till sale to Bonnier early 1958, having been loaned to factory for Menditeguy to race (as ‘2501’) in Argentina 1957. Raced by Bonnier 1958, and also by Phil Hill and Cabianca that year, de Filippis and Carel de Beaufort 1959, and Herrmann both years. To Phil Cade USA 1959 and retained by him after 1962 accident until sale to Bob Rubin 1988 and via Peter Rae to David Pennell UK 1995.

Pritchard, 2003 – Built for Francisco Godia-Sales in 1956. Subsequently was sold in 1958 to Joakim Bonnier. Taken to the United States and sold to Phil Cade.

McKinney, 2003 – New car for Godia for 1956. Retained by Godia, with new bodywork in mid 1957, until sale to Bonnier in early 1958, having been loaned to the factory for the use by Menditeguy in the Argentine in 1957. Raced by Bonnier in 1958, and also by Phil Hill, Herrmann, Cabianca, de Filippis, and Carel Godin de Beaufort. To Phil Cade in the USA in 1959 and retained by him after 1962 accident until sale to Bob Lubin in 1988. Sold to David Pennell, the UK in 1995, Joaquin Folch-Rusiñol in 1998. 2002 location: Spain (Joaquin Folch).

Logbook

Chassis

Date

Entrant

Number

Circuit

Event

Driver

Result

Comment

2524 1956.06.03 Francisco Godia Sales 36 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Francisco Godia Sales Did Not Start  
2524 1956.06.03 Francisco Godia Sales I Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Francisco Godia Sales Practice  
2524 1956.07.01 Francisco Godia Sales 40 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Francisco Godia Sales Seventh  
2524 1956.07.14 Francisco Godia Sales 10 Silverstone R.A.C. British GP Francisco Godia Sales Eighth  
2524 1956.08.05 Francisco Godia Sales 20 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Francisco Godia Sales Fourth  
2524 1956.09.02 Francisco Godia Sales 38 Monza GP d'Italia Francisco Godia Sales Fourth  
2524 1956.09.02 Francisco Godia Sales 38 Monza GP d'Italia Joakim Bonnier Practice  
2524 1957.01.13 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Carlos Menditeguy Third 2524/01, Engine 2501
2524 1957.01.27 Officine Alfieri Maserati 8 Buenos Aires GP Ciudad de Buenos Aires Carlos Menditeguy & Stirling Moss Sixth Formula Libre, Heat No. 1 Sixth, Heat No. 2 Sixth with Moss, 25014/01, Engine 2501
2524 1957.04.07 Francisco Godia Sales 6 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Francisco Godia Sales Retired  
2524 1957.04.22 Francisco Godia Sales 4 Pau GP de Pau Francisco Godia Sales Retired  
2524 1957.07.14 Francisco Godia Sales 16 Reims-Gueux GP de Reims Francisco Godia Sales Retired  
2524 1957.08.04 Officine Alfieri Maserati 18 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Francisco Godia Sales Retired  
2524 1957.08.18 Francisco Godia Sales 10 Pescara GP di Pescara Francisco Godia Sales Retired  
2524 1957.09.08 Francisco Godia Sales 10 Monza GP d'Italia Francisco Godia Sales Ninth  
2524 1957.10.27 Francisco Godia Sales 16 Ain Diab GP de Maroc Francisco Godia Sales Sixth  
2524 1958.01.19 Francisco Godia Sales 10 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Francisco Godia Sales Eighth  
2524 1958.02.02 Francisco Godia Sales 10 Buenos Aires GP Cuidad de Buenos Aires Joakim Bonnier & Francisco Godia Sales Fifth Formula Libre, Heat No. 1 Seventh, Heat No. 2 Fifth
2524 1958.04.13 Joakim Bonnier 10 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Joakim Bonnier Second  
2524 1958.05.03 Joakim Bonnier 11 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy Joakim Bonnier Retired  
2524 1958.05.18 Joakim Bonnier 58 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Joakim Bonnier Retired  
2524 1958.05.26 Joakim Bonnier 11 Zandvoort GP van Nederland Joakim Bonnier Tenth  
2524 1958.07.06 Joakim Bonnier 36 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Phil Hill Seventh  
2524 1958.07.20 Joakim Bonnier 14 Circuit de la Prairie GP de Caen Joakim Bonnier Second  
2524 1958.08.03 Joakim Bonnier 17 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Joakim Bonnier Practice  
2524 1958.08.03 Joakim Bonnier 17 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Hans Herrmann Retired  
2524 1958.09.07 Joakim Bonnier 22 Monza GP d'Italia Giulio Cabianca Retired  
2524 1958.09.07 Joakim Bonnier 22 Monza GP d'Italia Ulf Norinder Practice  
2524 1958.10.19 Joakim Bonnier 24 Ain Diab GP de Maroc Hans Herrmann Ninth  
2524 1959.05.02 Scuderia Ugolini 14 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy Maria-Teresa de Filippis Retired  
2524 1959.07.05 Scuderia Ugolini 42 Reims-Gueux GP de l'Automobile Club de France Carel de Beaufort Tenth  
2524 1959.12.12 Phil Cade 22 Sebring United States GP Phil Cade Did Not Start  

Case History Chassis Number 2525

Jenkinson, 1966 – New 1956 car for Monza with canted engine and offset driving seat. Won 1956 Monza with Moss and then to America.

Jenkinson, 1967 – New September 1956 for Moss. Team car. Offset transmission. Sold to Tony Parravano.

Jenkinson, 1975 – Built September 1956 for Italian GP. Offset transmission and new body style. Driven by Stirling Moss. Only raced in one event. Sold to Tony Parravano in California. Now in Great Britain.

Pritchard, 1976 – Works car with offset engine and smaller frontal area that appeared at Monza in 1956 and was driven to victory by Stirling Moss. It was subsequently sold to Tony Parravano. It was later owned by Hexagon Motors.

Nye, 1981 – First of the offset transmission cars designed by Ing. Alfieri to allow driver’s seat to be lowered and so reduce bonnet height and frontal area. Low straightline speed at Reims had sparked the idea, and the ‘2525’ and ‘2526’ were built as Fuoricentro or ‘Offset’ cars to suit. Sold to Tony Parravano in USA, subsequently brought into UK by Anthony Bamford, then back to Joel Eric Finn in Connecticut, USA.

Pritchard 1985 – Works car with offset engine and smaller frontal area driven to victory in the 1956 Italian Grand Prix by Stirling Moss.

Jenkinson, 1986 – The first of a pair of special factory team cars with the engine angled to the left, allowing a lower seating position as the propshaft ran alongside the driver. New-style bodywork and fuel tank. It only raced in one event with the factory, the 1956 Italian GP. Then sold to Tony Parravano in California. After many years of inactivity it came to the UK and joined the JCB-Anthony Bamford collection, then it returned to the USA to join a private collection, and has recently been sold to another American collector.

Nye, 1989 – Completed September 1956, first Fuoricentro (‘offset’) car for Italian GP, to Tony Parravano USA, to UK, to US collection. Won 1956 Italian GP (Moss).

Nye, 1993 – Fuoricentro (offset) works car – Moss, Italian GP, September 1956. NOTES – Later sold to Tony Parravano USA, to UK, to US collection. Won 1956 Italian GP (Moss).

McKinney, 1995 – First of two 1956 offset cars. Won Italian GP (Moss). To Tony Parravano USA straight after race but not raced before being transferred to Mexico. Back to USA and Carl Bross, then to Anthony Bamford UK 1972, raced by Willie Green. Returned to USA and owned many years by Joel Finn before being acquired 1988 by Robert Fergus (present owner).

Pritchard, 2003 – One of the two cars built for the 1956 Italian Grand Prix. Sold afterwards to Tony Parravano. After many years it was imported into the UK to join the JCB (Sir Anthony Bamford) collection. Sold later to an American collector.

McKinney, 2003 – First of two 1956 offset cars. To Tony Parravano, in the USA, straight after race, but not raced before being sold to Carl Boss, circa 1966, then to Anthony Bamford, 1972, raced by Willie Green. Returned to the USA and owned for many years by Joel Finn before being in 1988 by Robert Fergus, in 1995 to Bruce McCaw, 1998 to Murray Smith, and in 2001 to Tom Price. Won 1956 Italian GP (Moss). 2002 location: the USA (Tom Price).

Logbook

Chassis

Date

Entrant

Number

Circuit

Event

Driver

Result

Comment

2525 1956.09.02 Officine Alfieri Maserati 36 Monza GP d'Italia Stirling Moss First Fastest Lap

Case History Chassis Number 2526

Jenkinson, 1966 – New 1956 car for Monza with canted engine and offset driving seat for Behra. Appeared in 1957 at Reims where it was driven by Fangio.

Jenkinson, 1967 – New September 1956 for Jean Behra. Team car. Offset transmission.

Jenkinson, 1975 – Built September 1956 for Italian GP. Offset transmission and new body style. Driven by Jean Behra. Subsequently used as basis for 1957 car with 12-cylinder engine and later converted back to straight-transmission 6-cylinder car. Now in Britain.

Pritchard, 1976 – Works car with offset engine and smaller frontal area that appeared at Monza in 1956, where it was driven by Jean Behra. It was retained by the works for 1957 and driven by Fangio in the Reims Grand Prix. The chassis number was also allocated to the second of the V-12 cars built in 1957 and which incorporated certain components from the original 2526. For 1958 it was rebuilt as a standard six-cylinder car with straight engine and transmission line and sold to motorcycle racer Keith Campbell. The car was bought from Campbell’s executors by Ricard Bergel and Lord Angus Clydesdale.

Nye, 1981 – Second of the offset transmission or Fuoricentro cars, completed September 1956 for Italian GP, driven by Jean Behra. Reconstructed for 1957 season using V12 2½-litre engine and subsequently reworked as centre-transmission six-cylinder car for sale to racing motor-cyclist Keith Campbell for 1958. Campbell was Geoff Duke’s brother-in-law and 1957 350cc world champion. He was killed at Cadours on a 500cc Guzzi, having just won the 350cc race. Car subsequently bought from Campbell’s former Moto Guzzi teammate and executor, Ken Kavanagh, by Richard Bergel and Lord Angus Clydesdale. Car owned today by Bobby Bell here in the UK. No major finishes in three during front-line career.

Pritchard 1985 – Works car with offset engine and smaller frontal area driven in the 1956 Italian Grand Prix by Jean Behra. Driven by Fangio in the 1957 Reims Grand Prix. The chassis number was then allocated to the second V-12 car, which incorporated parts from the original 2536. For 1958 it was rebuilt as a standard 6-cylinder car with straight engine and transmission line and sold to racing motorcyclist Keith Campbell.

Jenkinson, 1986 – This was the second of the pair of cars specially built for the 1956 Italian Grand Prix in order to collect the special prize money offered for any new Italian design. These two cars (the other one was 2525) had the engine angled to the left so that the driver sat very low alongside the propeller shaft and the body also was lower and more squat than previous 250F cars. Hardly a new design, but they qualified for the bonus money. 2526 was not used again and remained at the factory until 1958 when it was refurbished and sold to Antonio Creus under the number 2530. He only raced it once before returning home to S. America and it was subsequently sold to the Schlumpf brothers for their museum. It must be the 250F with the least number of racing miles to its credit.

Nye, 1989 – Completed September 1956, second Fuoricentro car for Italian GP, unused until 1958, to Antonio Creus as ‘2530’, to Schlumpf brothers.

Nye, 1993 – ‘2526(A)’ – Fuoricentro (offset) works car – Behra, Italian GP, September 1956 – later appeared as ‘2530(B)’ – Antonio Creus customer car – Syracuse 1958. NOTES – Later sold to Schlumpf brothers, now in the Musée Nationale, Mulhouse.

McKinney, 1995 – The second ‘Monza offset’ car. Retained by works 1957, then renumbered ‘2530’ and sold to Antonio Creus, South America. Antonio Versa in 1960/61. Returned to Italy 1964 and to Schlumpf Collection (present owners) 1966. Also see ‘2501’ and ‘2522’.

Pritchard, 2003 – One of the two cars built for the 1956 Italian Grand Prix. It was refurbished in 1958 and sold to Antonio Creus with chassis number ‘2530’. Raced by him once and later sold to the Schlumpf brothers.

McKinney, 2003 – The second "Monza offset" car. Retained by the works for 1957, then renumbered ‘2530’ and then sold to Antonio Creus, who took it to South America. To Antonio Versa in 1960-61. Returned to Italy in 1964 and then to Schlumpf Collection in 1966. 2002 location: France (Musée Nationale de l’Automobile). Note: Number also used on ‘2501’ and ‘2522’.

Logbook

Chassis

Date

Entrant

Number

Circuit

Event

Driver

Result

Comment

2526 1956.09.02 Officine Alfieri Maserati 32 Monza GP d'Italia Jean Behra Retired  
2526 1957.07.14 Officine Alfieri Maserati 10 Reims-Gueux GP de Reims Juan Fangio Eighth  
2526 1957.07.14 Officine Alfieri Maserati T Reims-Gueux GP de Reims Juan Fangio Practice  
2526 1958.04.13 Antonio Creus 8 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Antonio Creus Retired 2526/30
2526 1960.02.07 Antonio Creus 12 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Antonio Creus Retired 2526/30
2526 1960.02.14 Antonio Creus 12 Cordoba GP Cuidad de Buenos Aires Antonio Creus Retired 2526/30

Case History Chassis Number 2527

Jenkinson, 1966 – New 1957 car. Used by Fangio at Aintree.

Jenkinson, 1967 – New January 1957. Team car. Driven by Schell and Juan Fangio. Sold to Ken Kavannaugh 1958. ‘Lightweight’.

Jenkinson, 1975 – ‘Lightweight’ team car completed 1957 and driven by Juan Fangio and Harry Schell. Sold to Ken Kavannaugh 1958. Now in Great Britain.

Pritchard, 1976 – Lightweight works car that first appeared in the 1957 Argentine Grand Prix. Fangio drove it to victory in the Argentine and Buenos Aires City Grands Prix and it was driven into third at Pescara by Harry Schell. For 1958 it was acquired by motorcycle racer Keith Kavannaugh.

Nye, 1981 – First of the three 1957 six-cylinder ‘Lightweight’ or Tipo 2 250F works team models featuring smaller diameter, thinner-gauge chassis tubes than hitherto, enlarged drum brakes, developed engines etc. and smaller, more sleek bodies. After a success works season this car was sold to motor-cyclist Ken Kavanagh, later raced in UK by Hon. Patrick Lindsay, crashed heavily by him at Thruxton chicane. Wreck acquired by Innes Ireland who intended to rebuild it and "have some fun historic racing". Cameron Millar had ‘Lightweight’ chassis jigs and frank Coltman used them to reconstruct severely damaged frame. Rebuilt car owned today by Vic Norman, Rosso Racing, in UK.

Pritchard 1985 – 1957 works lightweight car driven by Fangio to victory in the Argentine and subsequently by Harry Schell. In 1958 it was bought by racing motorcyclist Ken Kavanagh.

Jenkinson, 1986 – The first of the successful 1957 factory team cars, built on a tubular chassis frame similar to previous cars, but using much smaller gauge tubing. This was known as the T2 chassis frame. The bodywork and shapely tail-tank followed the lines of the ‘offset" car, number 2525. This car, and its two team-mates, soon became known as the :Lightweight" cars, though it was only a relative term, compared to a new era of racing car that was growing. In 1958, it was sold to Ken Kavanagh, the Australian Moto-Guzzi works rider, who was living in Italy. He had a few races with it, and then it lay fallow until it came to England to take part in VSCC historic racing. During this time it has a very bad accident which necessitated the building of a new chassis frame. Nothing was available from the factory any more, so Arthur Archer, of Dunmow in Essex, made a complete jog on which to build a new chassis frame for 2527. It has been passed around among VSCC "racers" and collectors, and is now in an American collection.

Nye, 1989 – Completed December 1956. First of the three famous 1957 Tipo 2 or ‘Lightweight’ works cars, to Ken Kavannagh 1958, later to UK, Hon. Patrick Lindsey in historic racing, severely damaged at Thruxton, rebuilt around virtually new chassis, to US collection. Won 1957 Argentine GP, Buenos Aires City GP (Fangio).

Nye, 1993 – ‘Lightweight’ works car – Moss, Argentine GP, January 1957. NOTES – First of the three famous 1957 Tipo 2 or ‘Lightweight’ works cars, to Ken Kavanagh 1958, later to UK, Hon. Patrick Lindsay in historic racing, severely damaged at Thruxton, rebuilt around entirely new chassis, to US collection.

McKinney, 1995 – 1957 works lightweight car, driven mostly by Schell, but also by Moss and Menditeguy. To Kavanagh for 1958/59 racing. Retained unused by Kavanagh until acquired 1964 by Lindsay for UK historic racing. Sold to Innes Ireland, back to Lindsay. Rebuilt with new chassis following major accident at Thruxton, and another after crashing at Oulton Park. Later owned and raced by Vic Norman 1978/81, Albert Obrist 1982 and then Finn (present owner).

Pritchard, 2003 – T2 factory team car for 1957. Sold in 1958 to Moto Guzzi factory rider Ken Kavanagh. Raced only a few times and eventually brought to the UK for VSCC racing. Badly damaged in racing accident and rebuilt with almost totally new chassis frame. Sold to an American collector.

McKinney, 2003 – 1957 works lightweight car, driven mostly by Schell, but also by Moss and Menditeguy. To Kavanagh for 1958-59 racing. Retained unused by Kavanagh until acquired in 1964 by Lindsay for the UK historical racing. Sold to Innes Ireland, then back to Lindsay. Rebuilt with new chassis following major accident at Thruxton, and another after crashing at Oulton Park. Later owned and raced by Vic Norman 1978-81, to Albert Obrist 1982, and then to Finn in 1983, to Irvine Laidlaw in 1997, and to Peter Neumark in 1999. 2002 location: the UK (Peter Neumark).

Logbook

Chassis

Date

Entrant

Number

Circuit

Event

Driver

Result

Comment

2527 1957.01.13 Officine Alfieri Maserati 4 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Stirling Moss Eighth Fastest Lap
2527 1957.01.27 Officine Alfieri Maserati 4 Buenos Aires GP Ciudad de Buenos Aires Stirling Moss Retired Formula Libre, Heat No. 1 Retired
2527 1957.05.19 Officine Alfieri Maserati 36 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Carlos Menditeguy Retired  
2527 1957.05.19 Officine Alfieri Maserati 36 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Hans Herrmann Practice  
2527 1957.05.19 Officine Alfieri Maserati 36 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Harry Schell Practice  
2527 1957.05.19 Officine Alfieri Maserati 36 Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Giorgio Scarlatti Practice  
2527 1957.07.07 Officine Alfieri Maserati 6 Rouen-les-Essarts GP de l'Automobile Club de France Harry Schell Sixth  
2527 1957.07.07 Officine Alfieri Maserati 2 Rouen-les-Essarts GP de l'Automobile Club de France Juan Fangio Practice  
2527 1957.07.20 Officine Alfieri Maserati 2 Aintree R.A.C. British GP Jean Behra Practice  
2527 1957.07.20 Officine Alfieri Maserati 2 Aintree R.A.C. British GP Juan Fangio Practice  
2527 1957.07.20 Officine Alfieri Maserati 6 Aintree R.A.C. British GP Harry Schell Retired  
2527 1957.08.04 Officine Alfieri Maserati 3 Nürburgring GP von Deutschland Harry Schell Seventh  
2527 1957.08.18 Officine Alfieri Maserati 6 Pescara GP di Pescara Harry Schell Third  
2527 1957.09.08 Officine Alfieri Maserati 4 Monza GP d'Italia Harry Schell Practice  
2527 1957.09.22 Officine Alfieri Maserati 6 Modena GP di Modena Jean Behra Practice  
2527 1957.09.22 Officine Alfieri Maserati 6 Modena GP di Modena Harry Schell Third Heat No. 1 Third, Heat No. 2 Third
2527 1957.10.27 Officine Alfieri Maserati 10 Ain Diab GP de Maroc Harry Schell Fifth  
2527 1958.01.19 Ken Kavanagh 4 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Jean Behra Fifth  
2527 1958.02.02 Ken Kavanagh 6 Buenos Aires GP Cuidad de Buenos Aires Ken Kavanagh Retired Formula Libre, Heat No. 1 Retired
2527 1958.04.13 Ken Kavanagh 14 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Ken Kavanagh Sixth  
2527 1958.04.19 Ken Kavanagh 14 Aintree International 200 Ken Kavanagh Retired  
2527 1958.05.03 Ken Kavanagh 12 Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy Ken Kavanagh Eighteenth  
2527 1958.05.18 Ken Kavanagh 50A Monte Carlo GP de Monaco Ken Kavanagh Did Not Qualify  
2527 1958.06.15 Ken Kavanagh 34 Spa-Francorchamps GP de Belgique Ken Kavanagh Did Not Start  
2527 1959.03.30 Ken Kavanagh 6 Goodwood Glover trophy International 100 Ken Kavanagh Retired  

Case History Chassis Number 2528

Jenkinson, 1966 – new 1957 car. Used by Fangio at Monaco.

Jenkinson, 1967 – New January 1957. Team car. Driven by Jean Behra. Sold to Godia 1958. ‘Lightweight’.

Jenkinson, 1975 – ‘Lightweight’ team car completed 1957 and driven by Juan Fangio and Jean Behra. Sold to Francisco Godia 1958. Now in Great Britain.

Pritchard, 1976 – Lightweight works car that first appeared in the 1957 Argentine Grand Prix, Behra drove it into second place in the Argentine and Buenos Aires City Grands Prix and won at Pau, Modena and Casablanca. It was driven by Carlos Menditeguy in the 1958 Argentine races and was then acquired by Francisco Godia-Sales. It was raced in historic racing car events by Charles Lucas (in 1967 it lapped Silverstone at 101.21 mph) and is now owned by Neil Corner.

Nye, 1981 – Second of the 1957 trio of ‘Lightweight’ cars made its debut in Argentina and raced very extensively throughout that season, including the minor F1 events. Carlos Menditeguy drove the car in the 1958 Argentine events and it was then sold to the Spanish privateer Francisco Godia.. Subsequently acquired by Charles Lucas for British historic racing, then to Neil and Freda Corner who cherish it to this day as their ‘Red Racer’. One of the most original of all 250Fs and one of the most successful.

Pritchard 1985 – 1957 works lightweight car driven by Fangio and Behra. Driven by Carlos Menditeguy in the 1958 Argentine races and thereafter raced by Francisco Godia-Sales. In the hands of Charles Lucas became the best-known 250F in VSCC races in the late sixties.

Jenkinson, 1986 – The second of the factory team cars for 1957, with T2 chassis frame. In 1958 it was sold to Francisco Godia-Sales, and when it qualified for historic racing it came to England. Owned by Neil Corner it has been raced regularly and successfully in historic racing and is one of Corner’s favourite cars.

Nye, 1989 – Completed December 1956. Second Tipo 2 Lightweight works car, to Francisco Godia-Sales 1958, to Charles Lucas UK, then Neil Corner, retained as Corner family’s cherished ‘Red Racer’. One of the most original of all surviving 250Fs and one of the most successful. Won 1957 Monaco GP (Fangio), Pau, Modena and Moroccan GPs (Behra).

Nye, 1993 – ‘Lightweight’ works car – Behra, Argentine GP, January 1957. NOTES – Second Tipo 2 Lightweight works car, to Francisco Godia 1958, to Charles Lucas UK, then Neil Corner, retained as Corner family’s cherished ‘Ed Racer’. One of the most original of all surviving 250Fs and one of the most successful. Won 1957 Monaco GP (Fangio), Pau, Modena and Moroccan GPs (Behra).

McKinney, 1995 – 1957 works lightweight car, won Monaco GP (Fangio), Pau, Modena and Morocco races (Behra). Schell also drove. Godia 1958, idle till end of year when acquired by Ettore Chimeri in Venezuela, but returned to Italy during 1960. Not raced again until bought by Charles Lucas for historic racing 1964. To Corner 1972 and remains in the Corner family.

Pritchard, 2003 – T2 factory team car for 1957. Sold in 1958 to Francisco Godia-Sales. Later acquired by Neil Corner and raced extensively in VSCC Historic events.

McKinney, 2003 – A 1957 works lightweight car, raced in 1957 by Behra, also by Fangio and Schell. To Godia in 1958, idle till end of the year when acquired by Ettore Chimeri in Venezuela, but returned to Italy during 1960. Not raced again until bought by Charles Lucas for historic racing in 1964. To Corner in 1972. Won 1957 Monaco GP (Fangio), Pau, Modena, and Morocco GPs (Behra). 2002 location: the UK (the Corner family).

Logbook

Chassis

Date

Entrant

Number

Circuit

Event

Driver

Result

Comment

2528 1957.01.13 Officine Alfieri Maserati 6 Buenos Aires GP de la Republica Argentina Jean Behra Second  
2528 1957.01.27 Officine Alfieri Maserati 6 Buenos Aires GP Ciudad de Buenos Aires Jean Behra Second Formula Libre, Heat No. 1 Second, Heat No. 2 Second
2528 1957.04.07 Officine Alfieri Maserati 16 Siracusa GP di Siracusa Harry Schell Retired  
2528 1957.04.07 Officine Alfieri Maserati