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Michael Gans and Andrew Wolfe – 1935 Maserati V8RI at the 2015 Goodwood Revival (Photo 1)

Michael Gans and Andrew Wolfe – 1935 Maserati V8RI at the 2015 Goodwood Revival (Photo 1)
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Time for another panning photograph from this series of shots from the Friday qualifying session of the Goodwood Trophy at the 2015 Revival. This time its the Maserati V8RI of Michael Gans, with the car past the usual 90deg angle of pan and moving away from the camera, giving us a small glimpse into the cockpit.

This particular car, chassis number 4501, is the very first built by Maserati in 1935, and is one of four in total that were manufactured. The car was crashed at its debut at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, driven by Philippe Etancelin. The car was returned to the factory, repaired, and eventually in 1937 shipped to the US to compete in the Vanderbilt Cup.

The car was entered into the most famous of US races, the Indy 500 no less than 6 times, and failed to qualify in all 6 of them.

In 1953, then owner Phil Cade put a HRMI v8 into the car and continued to compete, with the car winning the 1958 Seneca Grand Prix. After 50 years of ownership, the car passed from Phil Cade to Michael Gans, who spent 7 years restoring the car back to its original 1936 specification and showed it at the Maserati centenary celebrations in 2014.

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