At an estimate of 5.3 million – 6.8 million, this 1955 Masserati 300S once again proves that racing cars with pedigree always get top dollar at auction. To be offered at The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale…if you have a hankering, and bit of spare change.
– sir stirling moss
No less a racing driver than Sir Stirling Moss has described the 3-litre 6-cylinder engined Maserati 300S as having been: “…one of my favourite front-engined sports Maseratis one of the easiest, nicest, best-balanced sports-racing cars ever made…”.
Here we offer a particularly well-known, well-presented and fine-quality example of this intensely well-respected and much-coveted model. Maserati 300S chassis serial ‘3053’ was the third sports-racing car of its type to be ordered by the great American entrant Briggs Swift Cunningham for the use of his old friend and team driver Bill Spear.
Upon delivery in the USA, Maserati ‘3053’ now offered here was co-driven by Bill Spear and Sherwood Johnston in the 1955 Sebring 12-Hours race, American road racing’s round of the FIA Sports Car World Championship.