Maserati 300S:
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By Walter Bäumer

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Maserati 300S
Second Edition
by
Walter Bäumer

NOW AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE!

By Walter Bäumer. This much-updated second edition of the Maserati 300S by Walter Bäumer, includes many corrections and additions to the original text that have been uncovered in the last ten years. Almost all the photographs are new and previously unpublished, making the book an exciting addition to any Maserati library. The first edition was published in 2008.

The Maserati 300S was one of the most successful race cars of the 1950s and among the most beautiful ever built. It was the main opponent of the Ferraris in the World Sportscar Championships of 1956 and 1957. Described by Sir Stirling Moss as one of the best race cars he had ever driven and loved by every racing driver due to its balanced handling qualities, the 300S wrote motor sports history. Glory and disaster ran side by side adding mystique to the legend.

Despite the often confusing and inaccurate records that make it difficult to establish the exact fate of each car, the history of each of the twenty-five cars built by Officine Maserati S.p.A. in Modena is listed chassis-by-chassis and profusely illustrated with many period photographs.

A bonus volume of additional photographs of the four factory cars completes the package.

Author Biography

Walter Bäumer was born in 1954 into a family of car enthusiasts. His uncle, also named Walter, was a Mercedes Grand Prix driver and the winner with Huschke von Hanstein of the 1940 Mille Migia driving a BMW 328 with Touring coachwork, and his father, Werner, acted as Walter’s manager and business advisor.

After high school, Walter studied photography, and for many years worked as a fashion photographer and freelance art director for well-known companies in the fashion and cosmetic industries, and magazines such as Esquire, Lucca, Vogue, Style and Playboy. Since 2003 he has worked full time as a Maserati historian and consultant. International Research Maserati was founded in 2008.

The Maserati 300S (second edition) is Walter’s third book – his first, The Maserati 300S (first edition) was published in 2009, Maserati A6G 2000 Zagato, published in 2013. Walter lives near Düsseldorf, Germany.


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5 of 5 Maserati 300S January 21, 2022
Reviewer: Lothar Hermstaedt from Berlin, Tempelhof Germany  
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5 of 5 January 20, 2022
Reviewer: Oliver Langen from Essen, NRW Germany  
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5 of 5 Maserati 300S but no Maserati A6G 2000…. December 25, 2021
Reviewer: Joseph Jarick from Chapel Hill, Queensland Australia  
I was very happy with the quality of the book and the timeframe from ordering and receiving the book. At half price including shipping, the value was around the equivalent of the first edition sale price  in the market.
As with last years purchase, it is demotivating to see that shipping costs for USA, Europe and UK were again nil, yet Australia was US $50!
I would have also liked to have purchased Baumers ‘Maserati A6 G 2000’, but the shipping charges for both unfortunately put it out of my reach. Thank you

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5 of 5 January 31, 2020
Reviewer: Michael Ling from El Dorado Hills, CA United States  
Excellent piece of Maserati history.

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5 of 5 300s My favourite 50s racer. December 20, 2019
Reviewer: Robert Bailey from Kew, Victoria Australia  
Having purchased both issues of this book,I was delighted to also have included the photo gallery of the factory team cars.

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