The first Maserati A6 1500 prototype with bodywork by Pinin Farina
Luxury Italian automaker Maserati has a long and storied history that dates back to the early years of auto racing in the 1910s. After decades of engineering some of the fastest cars on the planet for many of the world's most successful drivers, Maserati set its sights on production cars. Development of the first Maserati for road use began in 1941, but halted due to the Second World War. Once the bullets stopped flying, attention returned to the project. These efforts led to the Maserati A6 1500, the company's first production vehicle. The first chassis, bodied by Pinin Farina, debuted at the Geneva Salon International de l'Auto on this day in 1947.
1947 Maserati A6 1500. By Herranderssvensson - CC BY-SA 3.0