A6GCS was owned by Jack Reuter for 21 years. It was
originally raced in Europe by Cesar Perdisa. In 1957 it was rebodied by
Fantuzzi with a longer nose, headlight covers, and a beautifully sculpted headrest.
Jack Reuter purchased this racing Maserati in New York in 1968 and
drove it home
to St. Louis. It had an incorrect street engine but was
otherwise all original. He then searched for and found
the original matching numbers engine. Maserati A6GCS
#2061 was recently featured on the Speed Channel DVD "Victory By Design:
Tipo 61 "Birdcage" # 2469 Jack Reuter illustration
Tipo 61 "Birdcage" # 2469
Birdcage scored the biggest win for Maserati in
America since the Indianapolis 500 in 1939-1940 (with Wilbur
Shaw driving) when it won the 1960 World Sports Car
Championship Riverside California race
with Bill Krause driving. It is currently housed in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.
A6GCS # 2079
A6GCS # 2047
Reuter purchased this car in the 1960's from Manfred Lampe.
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