Maserati’s entry in the 1956 Mille Miglia endurance race
This August the RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale will be featuring an extremely rare Maserati A6G/2000 Zagato Berlinetta from 1956. Originally intended for racing, the A6G/2000 was completely hand-built at the time, requiring the coachbuilders at Zagato to hand-hammer each of its aluminum panels.
Powered by an alloy 2-liter, inline-six engine, this particular A6G/2000 has over 7000 hours and $800,000 invested in its restoration. The result was dual accolades in 2015—first in class at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este and second in class at Pebble Beach.
What also makes this car even more desirable to collectors is that each component is completely original, and the chassis, engine, and gearbox all possess matching numbers. As David Swig of Sotheby’s puts it, “this is one of only a very small handful, 4 or 5 of these cars, that has always retained its original engine and gearbox.”
More information can be found on the RM Sotheby’s auction site, where it is estimated to sell for $4,250,000 – $5,250,00 USD.