Schloss Dyck Classic Days

  • 1959 Maserati Tipo 61/60 'Birdcage' reconstruction

    The Maserati Birdcage race cars designed by Giulio Alfieri in the late 1950s and early '60s represented a revolution in sports car design. At the time, many British sports car manufacturers were moving toward innovative but expensive monocoque structures as opposed to the traditional ladder frame chassis. Alfieri, who had limited funds since Maserati was still recovering from a difficult economic situation, had to come up with something truly innovative to compete. The result was an intricate tubular space frame chassis made from about 200 thin tubes welded together, which garnered the cars...

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