The story of one of the most famous racing cars of all time.
There are many books on Maserati cars, but this one is unusual. It deals with one particular car – the monoposto 8CM with chassis number 3011. Not only is it an outstanding Maserati, but also an outstanding racing car in every way. In its youth it was driven by some of the most notable drivers in motor-racing history, including Whitney Straight, Dick Seaman and Prince Bira.
Since it was delivered to its first owner in February 1934 it has rarely stopped racing and has never been out of sight of the racing world. There are no mysteries about its day to day movements, it never disappeared – to be “discovered” by some remarkable quirk of fate. It has led a straight-forward life.
By any standards, that life has been one of the most active and interesting of any racing car, and certainly of Maserati racing cars, and this book tells the whole intriguing and fascinating story of its fifty-two years of activity. It traces all its competitive outings, tells about the owners, the drivers, the mechanics and others who have been involved during its travels and races in ten different countries.
It tells of its successes and failures, and the text is accompanied by a complete photographic coverage of its life, from the day it first went out on test in 1934, to its most recent appearances in 1986.
Aries Press. 1987 first edition. Hardback in near new condition , with very good dust jacket, unclipped, unmarked, slight sunning to spine. Fantastic photography throughout .