Bob Oker in Dusty Miller's Maserati 150S, chassis 1675
Bob is on his way to third overall at Paramount Ranch in December 1957.
Thanks to Tam's photo we now know where Jack Hinkle's chassis 2426 ended up: Steve Baughman. However, the June 1957 display Maserati at Eagle Mountain has not been identified yet. Few 200SI cars in the U.S. had the trunk bulge and this feature only seems to appear in cars that were completed in Modena in the early 57s.
As Wolfi mentioned, Jim Kimberly's 200SI [chassis 2412] and Dusty Miller's 150S [chassis 1675] had one. The Miller 150S was completed on January 29, 1957, the Kimberly 200SI on February 17, 1957.
Of the other 200SIs completed in time to possibly make it to Eagle Mountain in June on time, chassis 2414 [completed on March 23, 1957] and 2422 [March 31, 1957] no trunk bulge seems to be in place, but then photos don't reveal much detail about the trunk. Chassis 2414 had portholes anyway. All other 1957 200SI cars were completed after Eagle Mountain, starting with Chuck Howard's chassis 2421 on June 3, 1957.
Could the display Maserati have been Dusty Miller's 150S, since photographer Pete Van Law remembers it as a 150S? Chassis 1675 is often confused with the 200SI model since it had the same body lines. It was the last 150S to come from Modena. But it did not comply with the 1957 international rules [small windshield, metal tonneau on the passenger side] so it can't have been the same car.
Photo: Joe Playan Collection
all research: Willem Oosthoek
Edited by Jerry Entin, 11 November 2010 - 20:56.