1960 Maserati Tipo 61 “Birdcage” hits the streets on Jay Leno’s Garage

Few cars combine form and function like the 1960 Maserati Tipo 61 “Birdcage.” Beneath its stylish exterior, the Birdcage was one of the most advanced cars of its time, as Jay Leno and Jeff O’Neill, owner of the car featured here, explain on a recent episode of Jay Leno’s Garage.

The Birdcage got its name from its chassis, which was constructed from an intricate network of 200 thin chrome-moly steel tubes. This maintained structural rigidity while saving weight. The bare chassis weighs just 155 pounds, while the entire car tips the scales at around 1,800 pounds, according to O’Neill. A look under the tiling nose shows some of that tubular structure. The design also allowed the chassis to sit very low, as evidenced by the protruding wheel humps.

The first Birdcage variant was the Tipo 60 of 1959, which used a 200-horsepower 2.0-liter inline-4. The car featured here is a

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Check Out the Coolest Cars in Rock Music Videos

Whatever happened to real rock music? Whether or not the formerly world-ruling genre is dead, barely surviving, or still going strong is a conversation that gets rock loyalists fired up. Regardless, plenty of us remember when rock was all the rage, and it produced some of the most memorable music videos—an even more extinct species nowadays—of all time. And within some of those fantastic visuals from way back when MTV actually devoted itself to musicians, we present some of the coolest rock video cars from a sadly bygone era.

“No One Knows,” Queens of the Stone Age

Not all deer go out without a fight after being hit by a car. The guys are cruising around at night when a deer jumps in front of their 1978 International Harvester Scout II. What happens next is revenge for all the deer who have departed earth so abruptly.  

“I Can’t Drive

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