Maserati produced 32 Model 200SI’s between 1955 and 1958. The Maserati 200SI is powered by a 1993 c.c. 4-cylinder engine developing 188 horsepower. The Maserati 200SI was named in 1957 to signify its conformance to international sports car racing rules. This example, chassis number 2423, was produced on June 13th of 1957.
Joe Sheppard raced this Maserati 200SI in the 1957-1959 SCCA races in Florida and the East Coast, and then stored it away for many years after a full factory rebuild. Races included Fort Pierce, FL with a 2nd overall, 10th at Gainesville GA and 1st overall at New Smyrna Beach, FL while driven by Joe Sheppard.
In 1978, the car was sold by Joe Marchetti to Bob Fergus. It was cared for by several more owners throughout the years, until it was purchased in 2004 by its current owner, who has raced it in many vintage events. The owner won the Ferrari Historic Challenge in 2007 with his Maserati, which regularly finished in the front of the pack. More recently, chassis number 2423 was raced at the Monterey Historics, the Coronado Speed Festival (where it was awarded Best in Class) and the Ferrari Challenge event at Cavallino in January of 2010.
TYPE 4-cylinders BORE AND STROKE 3.62 x 2.95in
TOTAL DISPLACEMENT 121.7cu.in. COMPRESSION RATIO 9.5:1
MAXIMUM POWER 190hp at 7,200rpm
CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION
FRAME high resistance steel tubing
FRONT SUSPENSION independent, coil springs, torsion bar, shock absorbers
REAR SUSPENSION transverse leaf spring, shock absorbers
BRAKES hydraulic brakes GEARBOX 4 speed + reverse
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
TYPE 2-seater roadster WHEELBASE 86.6in FRONT TRACK 50.8in REAR TRACK 48.8in