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Maserati A6 G 2000 Frua Spider, 1956
150 bhp / 112 KW @ 6000
Top Speed 201 km/h / 125 mph

One of the arrangements of the sale of Maserati to industrialist Omar Orsi in 1937 was that the Maserati brothers would continue to work for the company for another ten years.The brothers honoured the agreement and continued to work for the factory until 1947 when they left to start a new company of their own; OSCA. Orsi was on his own, but the Maseratis had left a newly designed straight six engine. Although it was planned to be used in motor racing, it would first find its way into Maserati's first Grand Tourer. Orsi understood very well that building just racing cars was not going to be enough to keep the company afloat, so he ordered his engineers to construct a road car. This would by no means be a mass production car, but rather a very exclusive sports car.

Dubbed A6, the new Maserati debuted at the 1947 Geneva Motorshow equipped with a Pinin Farina designed body. Poor performance, high price and bland styling did not make the A6 coupe a very big seller. A second version of the A6 was announced at the 1951 Paris Motorshow, but again it was not a sales success and only 16 examples were completed. In 1954 a third evolution of the six cylinder road car was introduced. Commonly referred to as the A6G/54, it was equipped with a completely revised engine, which now featured twin camshafts and plugs. This engine was directly derived from the Maserati single seater and sports racers and produced a more competitive 150 bhp. Another great help was the availability of much better looking bodies from Frua and Zagato. Production lasted for three years and 63 cars with a wide variety of body styles were built. It was replaced by the 3500 GT, which was more or less a production car, ending a decade of custom Maserati Grand Tourers. The Pitro Frua Spider body is seen here.

Pietro Frua started working just after WWII, with a design based on a Fiat 1100. His first major assignment was the production of a number of bodies for the Maserati A6. In 1957 he joined Ghia but left after a dispute about who actually penned the Renault Floride and became independent again. From then on a number of famous cars came from his studio, including his work for Maserati, BMW and Monteverdi. The car is constructed using the technique patented by Superleggera Touring (aluminum panels mounted on a fine mesh tube).


Carrosserie : Body: cabriolet Convertible
Année : Year 1957 1957
Energie : Energy: essence Gasoline


Cylindrée Displacement 1985 cm 3 1985 cm 3
Nombre de cylindres Cylinders 6 6
Disposition des cylindres Cylinder en ligne Inline
Nombre de soupapes Number of valves 12 12
Alimentation 3 carburateurs Weber 3 Weber carburetors
Puissance Power 150 ch à 6000 tr/min 150 hp at 6000 rpm


Roues motrices Drivetrain Propulsion Propulsion
Boite de vitesse Gearbox A 4 rapports 4 speed


Freins avant Front Brakes Tambours en aluminium Aluminum drums
Freins arrière Rear brakes Tambours en aluminium Aluminum drums
Options Options Servofrein Booster


Jantes Rims 16 pouces 16 inches


Train avant Nosewheel roues indépendantes, ressorts hélicoïdaux et amortisseurs hydrauliques, barre anti-roulis. wheel independent coil springs and hydraulic dampers, anti-roll bar.
Train arrière Rear pont rigide, ressorts à lames semi-elliptiques et amortisseurs télescopiques. Rigid axle, leaf springs, semi-elliptic and telescopic shock absorbers.
Controle de trajectoire STABILITY CONTROL Non No


Empattement Wheelbase 255 cm 255 cm
Poids à vide/PTAC Curb weight / GVWR 1100 kg 1100 kg


Vitesse maximale Speed 210 km/h 210 km / h


Début de commercialisation Early marketing 1957 1957
Production Production 60 exemplaires de 1954 à 1957. 60 copies from 1954 to 1957

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