OSCA was nothing less than the second act of the Maserati Brothers. By 1947 the three brothers had sold Maserati and were free from any obligations. They were able to manufacture cars and go racing again. O.S.C.A was the company they started.
The OSCA MT4 1500 is thought by many to be the best car they produced. Race wins included the 1954 Sebring. Class wins in the 1955 Mille Miglia, Targa Florio, Dolomite rally and Giro di Sicilia.
The car we have for sale is MT4 Chassis number 1148. It is 1 of approx. 78 OSCA MT4 built. It carries the desirable Spyder coachwork. It was sold in 1954 to Harry Allen Chapman in the USA. The car was raced by Harry Chapman and Bumpy Bell in 1954 and 1955 in Arizona and California.
In 1955, shortly after competing at Minter Field, it was driven by Road and Track and written up in the August issue as their test car.
It was later sold, through Ernie McAfee, to Chick Leson. Leson raced the car in California at Buchanan Field, Salinas and Santa Barbara.
The car went through the hands of several owners in the 1960’s and by 1976 was in the hands of John Hunholz, a doctor and race car enthusiast.
Restoration began on the car but was never completed. It remained in his garage for over 45 years.
MT4 chassis 1148. Is a desirable 1500cc car, they also came in 1100cc configuration. It is an excellent car for restoration. Original chassis, original body and original engine. The matching number engine is visually in good shape. We are unaware of its mechanical condition. The twin plug per cylinder head is fed fuel by a pair of 39 DC03 weber carburetors. The correct setup for this car.
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