by Walter Bäumer
This much-updated second edition of the 300S book, published in 2008, 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photographs are new and previously unpublished, making the book an exciting addition to any
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 360 period photographs.
- Page Size: 295 x 302 mm
- Page Count: Vol. 1: 452, Vol. 2: 112
- Photographs: 496 images
- ISBN: 978-185443297-1