The Maserati Birdcage Tipo 61 #2459 Returns to American Soil

The most documented Maserati Birdcage in history concludes its European tour

Houston, TX- February 20, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Auto Collectors Garage, owner of the famed Maserati Birdcage Tipo 61, #2459, announced today that the car has closed out its European tour and returned to its U.S. home in Houston, Texas.

The stunning red Maserati Birdcage Tipo 61, #2459 was built for road racing pioneer Briggs Cunningham in 1960. Its storied history includes many successful races and accomplished drivers. One of only 22 Birdcages ever produced, this meticulously restored vehicle is the most documented in history.

Maserati Birdcage Tipo 61 #2459

Among other prestigious stops, the 2019 European tour included showcases at Salon Privé Classic Car Show, one of the longest-running and most established automotive events in the U.K., and the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the “largest motoring garden party in the world,” located just outside London. The vehicle as also been seen at the Kuwait Concours d’Elegance as well as in the United States at Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance in Houston and Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Florida.

“We’re so pleased to have this spectacular car back home in the States,” said Auto Collectors Garage Owner and renown Maserati expert Ken Dougherty. “We look forward to sharing this one-of-a-kind vehicle with more American car enthusiasts at events here in the U.S.”

Renown drivers, car builders and designers have offered glowing reviews of the Maserati Birdcage Tipo 61, #2459.

  • “A fabulous car – light, very nimble, fantastic brakes, super steering, enormous torque, and good power.” ~ Sir Stirling Moss, the most famous race car driver of all time
  • “The best handling car I’ve ever driven. Easy to go fast, to corner, and does not seem to be working hard at top speed.” ~ Carroll Shelby, racing icon and famous builder of Shelby cars
  •  “Great balance, the car is perfectly sprung and the brakes are just right for its weight and power. The adhesion to the track is just fabulous.” ~ Dan Gurney, race icon, team owner and designer

For more information about the Maserati Birdcage Tipo 61, #2459, visit

About Auto Collectors Garage

Auto Collectors Garage (ACG) is a Houston-based classic car shop specializing in antique auto restoration, classic car service and vintage car sales. With more than 40 years of experience in the classic car business, ACG founders have worked with museums, collectors and some of the world’s most significant collections of rare and exotic cars.

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