Known as the "Birdcage" due to the complexity of its extremely small tube frame. These tubes were 15mm and 10mm, finger thin, but incredibly strong and stiff when welded into a frame weighing a mere 66 lbs (30Kg) . The bodywork was kept very low by canting the engine over at 45 dgrees.
For Le Mans, entered by the Camoradi team, a special long nose / tail body was developed, finding a very clever solution to the new windscreen height regulations. Running from the front axle line to the driver's chin level, a very low frontal area was achieved. How successful this design was, is borne out by the amazing first lap of the race.
Masten Gegory was slow off the line, in 24th place (same as his race number !), but by Mulsanne corner on the very first lap he was in the lead, overtaking 18 cars on the straight alone. Sadly the old Maserati frailties re-appeared, this time in the shape of starter motor problems, and after many delays, the streamliner retired around midnight.