The Maserati “Birdcage” Tipo 60
People called the Maserati Tipo 60, made by Modena’s carmaker between 1959 and 1960, “Birdcage”.
The nickname stemmed from its peculiar frame: a wonder of engineering, designed by Giulio Alfieri and built with two hundred small light-alloy tubes made of chrome and molybdenum – welded to each other so as to compose an intricate and very light silhouette, similar to a cage.
As early as 1959, the Birdcage Tipo 60 “evolved” into the Tipo 61, which won Maserati a number of national and international awards. Only twenty-two cars of the two models were ever made.