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Hand-built, 1:43-Scale, ’Bodybuck’ Model of the Maserati ’Birdcage’ Tipo 61, 1959-1961 by Pierre Laugier LP Creation

Hand-built, 1:43-Scale, 'Wood' 'Bodybuck' Model of the Maserati ’Birdcage’ Tipo 61, 1959-1961

The Tipo 61 was one of Maserati’s legendary 'Birdcage' sports-racers from the late 1950s/early 1960s, so-called due to their intricate tubular space-frame chassis containing about 200 tubes welded together to give a light but rigid chassis. The Tipo 61 was a 3 litre version produced to compete in both the World Sportscar Championship and the American SCCA Championship. Always raced by privateers, it attracted the best drivers of the period, and became most closely associated with Lloyd Casner’s Camoradi team.

Despite so often setting the pace, the Tipo 61 was dogged by problems, most notably failing to win at Le Mans in either 1960 or 1961. Nevertheless, a Tipo 61 won Nurburgring in both seasons, and they also proved particularly successful in the the United States, winning class in the SCCA Championship both years.

Please note that the final 'wood' 'bodybuck' model of the Maserati 'Birdcage' is currently available to purchase from my online store Kit Miniatures.  The price of is 250.00 Euros (incl. French sales tax), plus shipping.  Please click here to be taken to the store.

The wire version is no longer available, but can be viewed by clicking on this link:

Maserati 'BIrdcage' Tipo 61 SWB Wire ’Bodybuck’ Model 

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