1955 Maserati Mistral-Chevrolet Sports Racer

1955 Maserati Mistral-Chevrolet Sports Racer

The 1955 Mistral-Chevrolet Sports Racer is a vintage racing car that was designed and built by the Italian manufacturer, Maserati. It was produced specifically for competition in the World Sportscar Championship and was named after the Mistral wind that blows through the south of France.

Under the hood, the Mistral-Chevrolet was powered by a 5.5-liter V8 engine that produced around 300 horsepower. It had a top speed of over 170 mph and could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just under six seconds.

The car's chassis was made from lightweight, tubular steel and its body was crafted from aluminum to keep its weight down. It featured a unique and aerodynamic design with a distinctive pointed nose and a sloping rear end. Its low-slung profile and sleek curves made it a standout among other sports cars of its time.

The Mistral-Chevrolet had a successful racing career, winning several races in Europe and America during the late 1950s. It also competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with its best result being a fifth-place finish in 1956.

Today, the 1955 Mistral-Chevrolet Sports Racer is considered a highly desirable and valuable collector's item, with only a small number of surviving examples still in existence.

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Production Start 1955
Country of origin Italy