The Maserati “Birdcage” Tipo 60

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.

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November 4, 2016