1953 Maserati A6GCS/53 Berlinetta Pinin Farina
(Umberto Panini collection)
Engine: In-line 6-cylinder DOHC
Bore & Stroke : 76.5 mm x 72 mm
Total displacement - 1985 cc
Power - 170 hp at 7300 rpm
Top speed - 235 km/h
Gioachino Colombo developed the “barchetta” version of the A6GCS/53 model which was elegantly refined by Medardo Fantuzzi. Only four chassis were assigned to Pinin Farina who entrusted the job of designing the bodywork to the young designer, Aldo Brovarone. He created a berlinetta that was “extremely compact with large wheels and large exposed exhaust pipes” (as described by Lorenzo Ramaciotti, Head of Design) whose aggressive look continues to be admired even today.