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Maserati 250F at the Nurburgring

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  1. italiafan

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    Beautiful cars!

    What was the engine like?
     
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    2.5 liter, straight 6, 2 cams, double ignition
     
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    How many 250Fs had V12 engines?
     
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    Only two - #2530 and #2531. The V12 was only raced once, by Jean Behra. #2531 was reunited with a V12 some years ago and, happily, appears fairly regularly in historic racing in Europe.
    If you are at all interested in the 250Fs, can I recommend the excellent "Maserati 250F" by David McKinney in association with Barrie Hobkirk, which details the known histories of all the cars. Although the ownership list only extends as far as 2002, it is still the most authoritative study of the car produced to date. Maserati 250F by David McKinney, 9781861265685
     
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    Thanks!
    Triple Webers?
     
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    Yes, great books. But I wish those books would have take more attention to a better visual aspect....
     
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    Wow!

    Are there similarities between the 6 cylinder engine and that of the 3500GT (apart from the 1L displacement difference)?
     
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    #35 Alan Cox, Apr 24, 2013
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    Apologies - A V12 did, in fact, race twice. Behra raced in the Italian GP at Monza in 1957 but I had overlooked Menditeguy's race at the non-championship Rheims GP.

    With regard to the book, Walter, I agree that there is still scope for the definitive work to be published in large format with copious illustrations. I know that Messrs Hobkirk and McKinney never cease their pursuit for the truth about the 250F - perhaps all we need is a far-sighted publisher.
     
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    But a development of the V12 was later used in the Tipo 63, right?
     
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    yep!
     
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    .....makes me thinking:)
     
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    Thanks very much for your reply, the pictures and the info on the book which I'll look out for. Did Gioacchino Colombo design the engines, 6 and 12 cylinder, on the the 250F?
     
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    The V12 came from Alfieris drawing board....
     
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    Thanks, Walter. And the the Straight 6?
     
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