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 by Richard Owen
engine Supercharged Inline-8
displacement 2495 cc / 152.3 in³
bore 65 mm / 2.56 in
stroke 94 mm / 3.7 in
compression 5.5:1
power 138.0 kw / 185.1 bhp @ 5600 rpm
specific output 74.19 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
driven wheels Front Engine
front tires Dunlop 5.0×18
rear tires Dunlop 5.5×18
front brakes Mechanical Drums
f brake size mm / in
rear brakes Mechanical Drums
r brake size mm / in
front wheels F 45.7 x 7.6 cm / 18.0 x 3.0 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 8.3 cm / 18.0 x 3.3 in
steering Worm Gear
curb weight 820 kg / 1808 lbs
wheelbase 2750 mm / 108.3 in
front track 1340 mm / 52.8 in
rear track 1360 mm / 53.5 in
length 3850 mm / 151.6 in
width 1570 mm / 61.8 in
height 1200 mm / 47.2 in
transmission 4-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