Driven by Wilbur Shaw, the Maserati 8 CTF won the 1939 Indianapolis 500Miles race and Maserati was the first European (and Italian) car industry to winit after Peugeot in 1914. The little Bolognese firm succeeded in what Fiat, Mercedes,Alfa Romeo, and Bugatti failed. The same car, again driven by Wilbur Shaw, wonthe 1940 Indy edition too and entered the automobile legend as for the first timein the most important American race history a car won two editions. To rememberthese triumphs, Maserati called “Indy” the car introduced at the 1968 Turin MotorShow. The Indy was the obvious evolution of the Mexico, that is a fast coupé alsocomfortable for four people. During the production years, the most importantmodifications concerned the engine; in 1970 it was enlarged to 4.700cc and thecar got the name Indy America; since 1973 only the version fitted with the 4.900ccengine (the same unit already fitted to the Ghibli SS) remained in production. Indyhad a good sale success and was produced also after the Citroen took over theModenese company.