Legendary British motor racing driver, Sir Stirling Moss has described the 3-litre, 6-cylinder-engined Maserati 300S as having been: “…one of my favourite front-engine sports Maseratis – one of the easiest, nicest, best-balanced sports-racing cars ever made…”.
As one of the most coveted sports racing cars of the 1950’s it compares with the other great marques of the period including, Jaguar, Aston Martin and Ferrari and is eligible for all the great historic events including the Mille Miglia, the Goodwood Revival and the Le Mans Classic.
Such amazing vehicles rarely come to public auction. It will be featured at Bonhams 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale on July 12.
Other highlights in the Collector’s Motor Cars and Automobilia session include a 1965 Ferrari 330GT formerly owned by John Lennon and the Mercedes Benz W196 that Juan Manuel Fangio won both the German and Swiss Grand Prix in 1954. (The only surviving W196 to have won 2 World Championship Grand Prix).