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#1 Racers Edge

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Posted 10 February 2004 - 10:07

CAN ANY0NE ASSIST WITH, 0R ADD INF0RMATI0N 0N THIS MASERATI?

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1948 MASERATI MONOPOSTO 6C RACE CAR
ID# 6047
GERMAN RACE CAR DRIVEN EGON BRUETSCH HAD THIS GRAND PRIX RACER, KNOWN AS "THE BATTLESHIP," BUILT ON AN ALFA ROMEO 6C CHASSIS, WITH A MASERATI STRAIGHT-6 CYLINDER ENGINE. HE STARTED RACING THE CAR IN GERMANY IN 1948, WHERE HE WON CONSTANTLY IN THE OPEN CLASS. WITH MOUNTAIN RACE SPECIALIST HANS STUCK BEHIND THE WHEEL, THE MONOPOSTO'S BIG YEAR. STUCK WON THE GERMAN GRAND PRIX AND PLACED WELL THROUGHOUT EUROPE. AT YEAR'S END, HE WAS UNOFFICIALLY DECLARED THE GRAND PRIX CHAMPION. THIS BOLSTERED STUCK'S ALREADY IMPECCABLE CREDENTIALS. IN HIS CAREER OF DRIVING MANY RACING MARQUES, STUCK WON MORE GRAND PRIX RACES THAN ANY OTHER GERMAN DRIVER. MORE RECENTLY, THIS MONOPOSTO HAS HAD AN IMPRESSIVE RECORD AT VINTAGE RACES, LAST WINNING IN 1987 AT THE
OLDTIMER GRAND PRIX AT THE RING/

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Thanks,
Speedy

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#2 David McKinney

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Posted 10 February 2004 - 11:11

http://forums.atlasf...hlight=Bruetsch

#3 Racers Edge

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Posted 10 February 2004 - 11:24

THANKS DAVID; BEEN AWAY FR0M THE C0MPUTER F0R A FEW WEEKS, DIDN'T KN0W THIS T0PIC WAS RUNNING/ ANYWAYS IT'S A FAIR PRICE F0R A VINTAGE RACER' IS IT A C0RRECT CAR & ENGINE ETC/? I'M N0T T00 SURE?

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#4 David McKinney

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Posted 10 February 2004 - 14:11

Don't know how proper it is, Speed
I imagine anyone wanting to use it in Europe would have trouble proving it raced internationally in period ;)

#5 Vilenova

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Posted 10 February 2004 - 15:51

I just have to say that this is one of the most beautiful cars I have ever seen. Thanks for sharing that pic. :up:

#6 Michael Müller

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Posted 10 February 2004 - 23:12

Well, be careful with such statements before having seen the car from another angle...

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#7 uechtel

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Posted 10 February 2004 - 23:29

just exactly my thinking.

as usual...

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#8 Michael Müller

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Posted 10 February 2004 - 23:41

Moin Uechtel, auch noch wach?

#9 uechtel

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Posted 11 February 2004 - 07:44

danach nicht mehr...

#10 dretceterini

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Posted 11 February 2004 - 16:46

It does look somewhat like a mis-proportioned 158/159 Alfa :rolleyes:

#11 Michael Müller

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Posted 11 February 2004 - 16:51

Ettore Bugatti would have said "the 2nd fastest lorry in the world"...

#12 uechtel

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Posted 11 February 2004 - 17:44

Originally posted by dretceterini
It does look somewhat like a mis-proportioned 158/159 Alfa :rolleyes:


As the 158 Alfetta was vey much the state of the art then it is no wonder, that others were inspired by this superb car. This can also be said for Holbein, whose HH 48 was indeed compared with the Alfetta in the German press. Of course there was no chance to see how they would do against each other on the track in 1948... :lol: