A beautiful 1955 Maserati A6G/2000 Berlinetta will spearhead RM Sotheby’s Zagato-bodied inspired Villa Erba auction with an eye-watering estimate of nearly €4.000.000 later this month.
The group of rare, Zagato-bodied collector cars are destined for the auction house’s biennial Villa Erba auction, due to take place on the shores of Lake Como on 25 May with a phenomenal amount of interest expected from a vast range of illustrious collectors of fine classic cars.
First, in the Berlinetta configuration, the spectacular 1955 Maserati A6G/2000 is one of only 20 cars by the iconic Zagato and was used by Maserati for testing in 1955. Racing in numerous events, chassis number 2102 was even driven in practice by the legendary Sir Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson for the 1956 Mille Miglia, subsequently entering the race piloted by Italian driver Arnaldo Bellini with journalist Nicolo Carosio as co-driver.
The car has amazingly been cherished by its single owner for the last twenty years and is said to be in remarkable condition.
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Denis Jenkinson said:
“Everything about her was pure racing car, the steering was light and precise … changing gears was a lot of fun … There was a lot of exhaust noise … while the fluidity of the six-cylinder engine impressed enormously … I passed the car to Moss … without exceeding 5,500 rpm. (98 mph -160 km / h), we soon discovered that we were averaging higher on the course than we did last year with a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL … the little Maserati was much more manoeuvrable.”
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1955 Maserati A6G / 2000 Berlinetta Zagato
Stephan Bauer © 2019 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s