Car Stories – Maserati 250F

Car Stories – Maserati 250F

This year’s show treated customers to a brand-new curated feature – Car Stories. The Car Stories stage celebrated nine of the world’s most iconic and interesting cars, all with an incredible story to tell and hosted by motoring expert Max Girardo. Throughout the weekend, the Car Stories Stage welcomed personalities from the industry, including designers, racing drivers and owners, delving into the rich history of these special vehicles with the help of those that know them best. 

– 1956 Maserati 250F

with Mark Hales/Marino Franchitti

Mark Hales and Marino Franchitti both joined us the how to recount their personal experiences of driving the Maserati 250F that won the Goodwood Glover Trophy Race and came 1st in GP de Monico in 1956.

Previously owned by Sir Stirling Moss in 1954, he guided it to his first Formula 1 victory when he won the non-Championship International Gold Cup. As Sir Moss recalled, he chose to buy the 250F as it was the most beautiful handling F1 car on the market for its powerful dual plugs 2.5 litre straight 6 engine. Not long after his victory in 1954, he continued his Maserati success story by stealing 1st position at the Goodwood Glover Trophy Race.

It famously became a factory team car with 8 race starts in 1956 and 1957 using chassis numbers 2516, 2522 and 2523 3. In 1965, it took a different path as it began vintage racing in 1965 with Richard Bergel and Lord Clydesdale and later Hon. Patrick Lindsay, Early of Strathmore and Bobby Bell.

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