Back to the Birdcage

For the last three years, I’ve mostly been working on more modern race cars, but back in the day, I worked on several Maserati Tipo 61 “Birdcages”. I had my hands in four or five of the lightweight masterpieces and came to know them pretty intimately.

I’m back in NorCal for a bit to do some work on one that I tended to for a bit before it had a major restoration.

Stirling Moss' Maserati at the Cuba GP
The winner of the 1960 Cuban Grand Prix before the race
Maserati Tipo 61 2.9 liter 4 cylinder
A Maserati Tipo 61 2.9 liter 4 cylinder, twin spark, tucked into the birdcage
Maserati Birdcage bare frame
A bare Birdcage frame undergoing a freshening up
A Maserati T61 Birdcage
The first Maserati that I worked on back in 2006
Masserati T61 Engine
The 2.9 liter Birdcage motor was canted over at an angle to allow a lower hood line

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