1930 Maserati Tipo 26M


1930 Maserati Tipo 26M

1930 Maserati Tipo 26M

Some of the 36Ms were produced as a Sport version. The sport had the following specification:Length:151.57 in. (3,850 mm) Width:61.81 in. (1,570 mm) Height:47.24 in. (1,200 mm) Wheelbase: 109.84 in. (2,790 mm) Dry weight:2,094-2,204 lbs (950-1,000 kg) Maximum speed: 112-124 mph (180-200 km/h)

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
engineSupercharged Inline-8
displacement2495 cc / 152.3 in³
bore65 mm / 2.56 in
stroke94 mm / 3.7 in
compression5.5:1
power138.0 kw / 185.1 bhp @ 5600 rpm
specific output74.19 bhp per litre
bhp/weightbhp per tonne
driven wheelsFront Engine
front tiresDunlop 5.0×18
rear tiresDunlop 5.5×18
front brakesMechanical Drums
f brake sizemm / in
rear brakesMechanical Drums
r brake sizemm / in
front wheelsF 45.7 x 7.6 cm / 18.0 x 3.0 in
rear wheelsR 45.7 x 8.3 cm / 18.0 x 3.3 in
steeringWorm Gear
curb weight820 kg / 1808 lbs
wheelbase2750 mm / 108.3 in
front track1340 mm / 52.8 in
rear track1360 mm / 53.5 in
length3850 mm / 151.6 in
width1570 mm / 61.8 in
height1200 mm / 47.2 in
transmission4-Speed Manual
gear ratios:1
top speed~230.1 kph / 143.0 mph

 

Auction Sales History

 

1930-31 Maserati Tipo 26 Sport 2516 ‘ELM510’ – sold for €667,000
Now as offered here, ‘2516’ has been rebuilt by Mr Hartley around a replacement chassis made to the original drawings – 150mm longer, 120mm deep side members, all in 4mm thick stock – by leading specialist Gino Hoskins, with two-seater aluminium bodywork to original Maserati drawings,hand-built by Mr Hartley himself. This well-presented car’s engine has not been totally rebuilt. It incorporates its original hard-used crankcase – stamped number ‘2516’ – original cambox and timing case containing original gears.
Auction Source: 2012 Goodwood Revival Sale by Bonhams

 

1930-31 Maserati Tipo 26 Sport 2518 ‘NPX126’ – sold for €2,102,000
This extraordinarily well presented survivor from Maserati’s early history is offered here direct from no fewer than 57 years in its current ownership, and from 61 years within the same family. It has been restored, maintained and preserved within Mr Anthony Hartley’s supreme Maserati collection and fully reflects his unique combination of admiration for the marque, hands-on engineering capability and deep, deep knowledge of these dynamic machines.
Auction Source: 2012 Goodwood Revival Sale by Bonhams