One of these cars is used by the factory as a demonstrator at the 1956 Mille Miglia. Sold to private owners, it has a history of competition quite intense until 1960, with more incidents than success. However its original engine and gearbox are still intact when it retires.
It is bought in 2012 by a collector whose project is to exhibit a Zagato during the celebration at Pebble Beach of the 100th anniversary of the Maserati brand, created in 1914. The restoration is facilitated by its very high level of authenticity and the archives of the manufacturer are consulted to painstakingly reestablish its original configuration. This operation costed more than $ 800K.
The Italian beauty is fully operational as if it was just leaving the factory, transferring a current driver into the excitement of the penultimate traditional edition of the Mille Miglia on open road. It is estimated $ 4.25M for sale by RM Sotheby's in Monterey on August 25, lot 234. Please watch the video shared by the auction house.
SOLD for $ 4.5M including premium