Styled by the Italian design-studio and body maker Pininfarina, the A6GCS Berlinetta was one of the prettiest Maseratis. Its racing pedigree was only trumped by its flowing lines and taught proportions. Developed initially for Formula 2, the A6 would rev freely up to 7300 rpm and produce 170 bhp.
Stuck in a restricting contract with Ferrari, the Pininfarina Berlinetta couldn’t be sold directly by Maserati. So Rome dealer Giuglielmo Dei acquired six bare chassis and commissioned Pininfarina to complete four cars – no doubt protested by Enzo Ferrari.
Of the four chassis, 2056 & 2059 remain largely original while 2057 & 2060 were rebodied as spyders. The spare bodies were placed on two more cars, so six original Pinin Farina Coupes existed although never at the same time.
Chassis 2057 – Displayed as a blue two-tone coupe at the Turin Motor Show this chassis has a low cut roof, split front windshield and a rounder tail without fins. Pietro Palmieri raced it at the 1954 Mille Miglia but found the noise and heat too much so – as said before - it was rebodied into a spyder.