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1963 Maserati Osca 1600GT Zagato (05)

Officine Specializzate Costruzioni Automobili - Fratelli Maserati SpA (established 1947 in Bologna, discontinued 1967) was an Italian brand of sports car automobiles, usually abbreviated to O.S.C.A., OSCA or Osca.


t was founded by Ernesto Maserati (engineering manager) and his two brothers Ettore, and Bindo (operations managers). The brothers left Maserati after their ten-year contract with Adolfo Orsi had terminated. Ten years earlier, in 1937, the remaining Maserati brothers had sold their shares in the company to the Orsi family, who, in 1940, had relocated the company headquarters to their hometown of Modena, where it remains to this day.


The O.S.C.A. factory was at San Lazzaro di Saveno outside Bologna, where Maserati were originally made 1926 to 1940. Their basic business goal was to develop an automobile to compete in the 1100 cc racing class.




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1947 wurde in Bologna das Unternehmen Officine Specializzata Costruzioni Automobili zur Produktion von Automobilen von den Brüdern Maserati gegründet, nachdem diese ihr bisheriges Unternehmen Maserati verkauft hatten. 1967 endete die Produktion.


Es wurden Sportwagen und Rennwagen hergestellt. Die meisten Fahrzeuge waren mit Vierzylindermotoren mit Hubräumen zwischen 750 und 2000 cm³ ausgestattet. Lediglich das Modell 2000 S, welches von 1952 bis 1956 produziert wurde, besaß einen Sechszylindermotor.



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Taken on April 1, 2010