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Maserati Mistral Frua First Prototype

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  1. 1Hurthutoy15

    1Hurthutoy15 Karting

    Sep 16, 2009
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    Would anyone have any photos of the very first Mistral coupe prototype designed by Frua? I found two photos of the cars on page 706 in the book written by Luigi Orsini and Franco Zagari "A complete history from 1926 to the present". I would appreciate any help.

    Best,
    Jacques
     
  2. Miltonian

    Miltonian F1 Veteran

    Dec 11, 2002
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    Jeff B.
    How does one identify the "first prototype"? Unique features?
     
  3. 1Hurthutoy15

    1Hurthutoy15 Karting

    Sep 16, 2009
    108
    The first prototype had a very unique chassis with much larger tubing than the one used on the production cars.The side vents are missing like on the spider. There is no door window frame so when the doors are open the all you see are the 1/4 vent windows. the headlight bezels are very unique as well.

    The bucket seats are constructed out of round tubing and wrapped in an aluminum skin. flat aluminum floors. Has different taillights,side markers,grill and the list goes on...
    There are two photos of the car in the book written by Luigi Orsini "complete history from 1926 to the present". where it is mentioned as the first prototype. Apparently 2 or 3 very unique prototypes were made by Frua.

    Thank you,
    Jacques
     
  4. Registro Pietro Frua

    Oct 2, 2004
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    Vaihingen, Germany
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    Stefan Dierkes
    #4 Registro Pietro Frua, May 23, 2012
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    Hi Jacques,
    please find attached two photos from Pietro Frua's own series of photographs of his prototype. Feel free to contact me privately for more information on the car.

    Stefan
    Registro Pietro Frua
    [email protected]
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