Mecum To Auction 1960 Maserati Birdcage

The third annual Mecum Monterey Auction is upcoming, and there promises to be no shortage of high-end and rare vehicles on hand--cars such as the 1960 Maserati Tipo 61/60 "birdcage" race car.

First built for Briggs Cunningham, the car (chassis number 2459) has a 2.0-liter DOHC four-cylinder with twin Weber carburetors, a five-speed manual transmission, rack and pinion steering, and four-wheel disc brakes.

The car has been completely restored, and photos of the restoration plus the FIA papers are included. This particular model competed at Sebring in 1960.

The auction takes place August 18-20 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa at Del Monte Golf Course. Open to buyers, sellers and speculators with no admission charge, it's the only daytime auction in the area and 750 vehicles will be auctioned.

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