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Stunning 1960 Maserati Birdcage up for grabs at RM Monaco

by Drew Phillips (RSS feed) on Apr 16th, 2010 at 11:29AM

While perhaps not as well known or instantly recognizable as the Ferrari 250 TR or the Jaguar D-Type, the Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage is one of great racecars in that same era. Named for its intricate tubular space frame, the Birdcage was built by Maserati as a privateer racecar. With a weight of just over 1300 pounds and 250 horsepower from the 2.9-liter inline four, the little Maserati proved to be a force to be reckoned with on the racetrack. The car's most famous wins include victories at the 1960 and 1961 at the Nurburgring 1000km race. With just 17 built, the Tipo 61 Birdcage is a... Read More

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