MASCARENHAS MASERATI 300S
Posted 10 June 2012 - 17:50
2 thin stripes on each side of the body ?
Posted 10 June 2012 - 18:48
Posted 10 June 2012 - 19:11
Posted 10 June 2012 - 19:17
Just found the topic and would throw some detail of the tragedy:
In his way from Modena to Lisbon at the wheel of his brand new 0489SA, Fernando Mascarenhas, Marquis de Fronteira, visited his friend and Leopoldo "Polo" Villaamil, a noted gentleman-driver from Madrid, and a proud Pegaso owner, to show his latest adquisition. Just few words afterwards decided to find out who would reach the airport (some ten miles away of wide deserted motorway) first so, late night of August, 4th 1956, duelled at full throtle. Fernando was close behind Polo when suddenly apeared the exit round to the Air terminal in the dark. Polo standed on the brakes and avoided the obstacle but the smart berlinetta PegasoTouring -chassis 0140- finished on the nearby field upside down. Polo escaped with some bruises. Fernando, hidden by his friend, impacted head-on against the round wall.
Posted 11 June 2012 - 05:12
# 3067 is one of the few 300S of which history is still to be clarified . The Grande Premio of Porto 1956 was 1rst and last race of Mascarenhas with his Maserati 300S in Portugal . After Mascarenas death the car was quickly sold by his widow.
... as detailed here:
I think it re-apeared red in 1957 in January at Buenos Aires 1000 km with Moss / Behra /menditeguy # 28 - 2nd , then in February at Cuba GP with Fangio # 2 - 1rst , and in December with a new yellow paint job and green stripes at Interlagos driven by Chico Landi # 82 - 3rd ( see p 234 , 301 -307 in " The Maserati 300S" by Walter Baumer ).
But still no photo surfaced yet of its 1rst race with Masarenhas at Porto GP 1956 !