What about those that have had it a bit tougher? Aston Martin by rights shouldn’t exist for all its financial failings and Maserati’s history with money is as shaky as its product portfolio. In spite of it all, though, they have forged some absolute gems in the fires of adversity over the years, one being the legendary Tipo 61. Its odd, semi-monocoque tubular construction was necessary due to Maserati not having the money to do it properly, but the “Birdcage”, as it came to be known, is regarded today as one of their most effective and iconic sportscars. There’s something about success born out of trials and tribulations that affords cars like this an edge of intrigue.