Maserati 350S

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Maserati 350S
Maserati 350 S (1957) Replika 1X7A8011.jpg
Body and chassis
Body styleno-door, two-seater
LayoutFR layout
Rear view

Maserati 350S were three racing cars made by Maserati of Italy, built by Giulio Alfieri, with aluminum body design by Medardo Fantuzzi, both Maserati engineers.

The first chassis #3501 was developed in 1955, using the chassis of a Maserati 300S, and the 3.5-litre straight-six engine under development for the future Maserati 3500 GT (see this for engine details). It was crashed by Stirling Moss in the Mille Miglia of 1956, then scrapped.

Chassis #3502 (second) was rather similar to the first, and was bought by Luigi Piotti. Engine output was 325 bhp (242 kW) at 6200 rpm.[citation needed] It was bought by Tony Parravano in 1957, and sold to Connecticut in 1974, where it still resides (2004).

Chassis #3503 (third) came early in 1957. It first used the straight-six, but was converted to a 3.5-litre V12 engine (335 bhp (250 kW) at 9000 rpm). It also had a five-speed gearbox developed for the Maserati 250F. It was later entered by Luigi Piotti and Roberto Bonomi in the Buenos Aires 1000 km (1957). The car resides in Belgium (2005), although a second of same chassis #3503 is said to have existed.