Augie Pabst -- 1961
Maserati Type 63 (1)
Maserati "got it so right" with the front-engined
Type 61 "Birdcage" that one wonders how they could have gotten the mid-engined
Type 63 so wrong. Augie
Pabst drove one of Cunningham's V-12 powered Type 63s in the 1961 Riverside
Laguna Seca found Pabst back in a Type
63, #63002, this a 2890cc. 4-cylinder version.. Here, he powers out
of Turn 5. He finished the race, although way back in 16th place.
Poor reliability and treacherous handling showed that Maserati hadn't learned
from Lotus and Cooper how to make a mid-engined car work properly.
Walt Hansgen had any success with these misbegotten cars. Of course
he was driving for Briggs
Cunningham and Alfred
Momo was doing the tuning.
Pabst -- 1961 Maserati Type 63 (2)
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