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#1 JoBo

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 14:38

Does anybody know how many DIATTO GP-cars from the 20s are still there?

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#2 David McKinney

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 16:58

One turned up in VSCC racing 20 years ago, but I haven't seen it since

#3 JoBo

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 00:51

One turned up in VSCC racing 20 years ago, but I haven't seen it since


Photos?

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#4 David McKinney

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:58

I didn't take any, but someone else might have

#5 Dutchy

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:57

It belonged to Bill Summers.

#6 David McKinney

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 17:28

True

And was sold at auction in 1993

#7 Dutchy

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 13:03

Perhaps it should be pointed out that the Summers car was a 4 cylinder Type 20S.

Was JoBo asking about the later 8 cylinder cars that influenced Maserati?

#8 JoBo

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 17:25

Perhaps it should be pointed out that the Summers car was a 4 cylinder Type 20S.

Was JoBo asking about the later 8 cylinder cars that influenced Maserati?


Yes. Much more interesting!

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#9 Doug Nye

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 14:15

Purely from fleeting memory the straight-8 cars are sometimes credited largely to Alfieri Maserati's input. Marque enthusiast Frank Lugg sent me screeds of paperwork many years ago which indicated far more credit is due to Ing. Giuseppe Coda (? memory, once more) and he felt that this gentleman should
also be credited with much of the design thinking, and perhaps detail too, which subsequently emerged in the first Maseratis.

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#10 Allan Lupton

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 14:35

Yes, I've also heard a lot about the work of Ing. Coda from Frank.
There's a long PDF about Diatto and the Maserati connection, with lots of pictures too.