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Spotter Rivitography UNITED STATES OF AMERICA rivitography
Gespot in New Canaan (CT), United States of America
Datum 26-06-2019 05:38

Here is Spot #2700. I found this insanely rare and valuable 1956 Maserati 450S driving on Smith Ridge Road/CT-123 just as soon as I was about to cross the border into Vista, New York. Flipped a u-turn and followed it until the owner pulled over so I could get some more pictures. He was telling me about the car and how this was the least successful out of the Maserati race cars due to the massive engine block adding weight. Still real cool to spot though! Was not expecting to find this at 8:00 at night! License plate: HX·54722 (NY)

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    NETHERLANDS hardstyler  -  26-06-2019 om 05:50

    Holy smokes, this spot is so unreal! This piece of art belongs in a museum with todays standards. Amazing find! Makes me happy to see cars like these are still being driven sometimes.

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    GERMANY Nightcrawler  -  26-06-2019 om 10:22

    awesome !

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    NETHERLANDS MercedesFreak  -  26-06-2019 om 10:41

    This is definately your best spot !!

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    NETHERLANDS PetrolPower  -  26-06-2019 om 13:32

    Incredible find! Never heard of this car before but it looks amazing!

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    NETHERLANDS LucasH  -  26-06-2019 om 15:22

    What an insane find! Super cool to see it actually out on the road, I love the pics of it driving in regular traffic. Really glad the owner pulled over though so you had the chance to get some decent pics of this car while parked. Crazy to see that enige and everything.

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    NETHERLANDS Exclusieveautofotografie  -  26-06-2019 om 17:15

    Great spot lovely car !

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    NETHERLANDS Chieltje  -  26-06-2019 om 20:42

    Great spot! Must have been awesome to get this chance! You're lucky! Nice shots!

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    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Rivitography  -  26-06-2019 om 21:39

    @Nightcrawler @MercedesFreak @PetrolPower @LucasH @Exclusieveautofotografie.nl @Chieltje thank you everyone for the comments!! Spots like this makes me wonder why I spot in Greenwich. I always seem to find the crazy classics in New Canaan.
    @hardstyler the owner told me himself that these cars are meant to be driven and if you don't drive it within six months of owning it, sell and give it to someone else who will enjoy the car.

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    FRANCE ar-a-mach  -  27-06-2019 om 01:00

    New York plates in the back and UK plates in the front. police will love that lol

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    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NCspotter  -  27-06-2019 om 02:16

    Holy crap!!! This is probably one of the best spots on here in a while! I can't believe some of the cars you actually manage to catch on camera just casually cruising around.

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    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Rivitography  -  27-06-2019 om 02:46

    @ar-a-mach I believe the front plate is a decoration, in New York you are supposed to have both front and rear plates. Guess this car isn't taken out very often so police don't really care.
    @NCspotter thank you! I have a lot more top spots that I still need to post on here.

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    NETHERLANDS thomcarspotter  -  27-06-2019 om 11:51

    Stunning find, these are the dope spots!

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    NETHERLANDS Hulaucarphotography  -  27-06-2019 om 14:05

    What a spot! Wish to see it aswell some day.

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    NETHERLANDS joos straetmans  -  27-06-2019 om 16:45

    Nice car and pictures, but I am really afraid that this is a replica. When you tap the license plate in Google, you will find stories about that. What made me doubt was the too modern interior as well as the "Maserati' logo on the dash. The real one is described in this article : https://frenomotor.com/maserati/subasta-maserati-450s-stirling-moss#jp-carousel-6167

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    NETHERLANDS joos straetmans  -  27-06-2019 om 17:09

    The article I am referring to is in Spanish, which is not my native language. After reading it more carefully, it seems that the described Maserati is not an original 450S, but one that was modified by the factory . It started life as a 350S, was raced by Stirling Moss in the Mille Miglia 1956, but he got an accident. The chassis was reused and Maserati installed a bigger 5.7 ltr block, and for that had to increase the wheelbase. The car was again raced by Moss in Buenos Aires, after which the history is a bit vague. The car was sold without a motor, and finally in 1987 it got a 4,5 ltr V8 and was taking part in the Mille Miglia of 1987.
    It is clear that all these old Italian cars have a long history, and that it remains not clear what is original when there is little documentation.

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    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Rivitography  -  28-06-2019 om 06:46

    @thomcarspotter @Hulaucarphotography thanks guys!
    [@joos straetmans] I think I remember the owner telling me something about that. I have his Instagram, I'll definitely message him.

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    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Jjrivero  -  27-01-2020 om 17:47

    Amazing spot!!

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