Gooding & Company add rare Maseratis to its Pebble Beach line-up

Lou Diamond

Lou Diamond

2016-07-08 15:42:41

Gooding & Company has added an important private collection of rare and historic Maseratis to the line-up of next month's Pebble Beach sale.

According to the auction house, "these postwar classics offer exclusivity, Italian artistry, as well as historic and Hollywood provenance that is enticing to the collecting spirit."

Leading the private collection is a 1961 Maserati 5000 GT Indianapolis Coupe, once regarded as the "Car of Kings". Maserati produced just 34 examples of the 5000 GT, with only 22 of those receiving elegant Coupe coachwork by Carrozzeria Allemano.

This unique "Indianapolis" coupe was featured in the Maserati 100th Anniversary Exhibit in Modena, and is expected to sell for $1.5 - $2 million.

Two further cars from the collection which could potentially fetch six-figure sums are a 1960 Maserati 3500 GT Spider with coachwork by Carrozzeria Vignale, regarded as among the most desirable drop-top sports cars of the early 1960s, estimated at $900,000 - $1.2 million; and a rare 1948 Maserati A6/1500 Coupe, with aluminum coachwork by Pinin Farina and a notable racing history, valued at $800,000 - $1.1 million.

Of particular interest is a 1962 Maserati 3500 GT with a star-studded Hollywood provenance. The car was originally purchased by Eddie Fisher as a gift for his wife Elizabeth Taylor, before being sold to actor Anthony Quinn, and having been restored to its original glory the car is now estimated at $400,000 - $500,000.

"Historically significant, high-quality Maseratis such as these rarely appear for public sale," said David Brynan, Senior Specialist at Gooding & Company.

"These limited-production coachbuilt models, ranging from the original A6/1500 model to the exclusive 4.9 SS Ghibli Spider, showcase the many qualities that have made the Maserati name famous."

Gooding & Company's Pebble Beach auction takes place at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center on August 20-21.

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