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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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Maserati A6G 2000 Zagato Cover Maserati 300S by Walter Bäumer Cover

This is the first book devoted exclusively to the Maserati A6G 2000 model with coachwork by Zagato, one of the most beautiful GT cars ever built. The cars were strong and successful contenders and were actively raced.

This is the first book devoted exclusively to the Maserati 300S, one of the most beautiful sports racing cars ever built, and the main opponent of the Ferraris in the World Sportscar Championships of 1956 and 1957.