Post by Peter Seager-Thomas on May 16, 2020 14:56:55 GMT -5
Initial work has now started on a second kit to follow on from the R type MG, the subject being the 8C Maserati, a very loose term.
The big Maseratis of the late 20s and early 30s are not easy to learn about.
Starting with the Type 26B of 2 litre capacity, it seems that when the 2.5 litre engine was introduced for the 26M, the wheelbase was lengthened. When the engine further stretched to 2.8 litres it became the 8C2800. An all new 3 litre engine saw the 8C3000 appear, but they used 26M frames. The oldest running Maserati is a 2800 but mounted n a 26B chassis, albeit with both 26B and 8C2800 chassis numbers stamped on it.
All these cars are very similar, so whilst I'm making a model based on a 2800, it will be adaptable to any of the others.
If the good weather holds, it won't be completed until next year. If we get wet summer it might be done by Christmas.
Plans are that 25 kits will be made, because I have sufficient wheel parts for 25 cars. I have started a list of those who have expressed interest.