Extremely Rare Hand-Built 1956 Maserati Berlinetta Zagato Tipped to Sell for Almost £4MILLION

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The Italian two-door coupe started life as a racer, and has endured over 7,000 hours in restoration work to be awarded a vintage car ‘best in class’ title – and there are only a handful of its kind in the world


a classic maserati A6G/2000 zagato berlinetta is set for the RM sotheby’s monterey sale. the extremely rare model is one of only 21 originally intended for racing between 1947 and 1956.

images courtesy of RM sotheby’s

this 1956 model is completely hand-built made of a lightweight bodywork comprising hand-hammered aluminum panels. powered by an alloy 2-liter, inline-six engine, this model has taken 7000 hours to restore. each component is completely original, and the chassis, engine, and gearbox all possess matching numbers.

after presenting it at the concorso d’eleganza villa d’este its owner won the model ‘best in class’. more information can be found on RM sotheby’s auction site, where it is estimated to sell for $4,250,000 – $5,250,00 USD.

The car started its life as a racer

Despite once acting as a race car, the interior is still quite lush

The classic motor has also seen more than 7,000 hours of restoration work thanks to the current owner.

They wanted to car to win “best in class” at the Italian vintage car competition Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.

And after an extensive makeover, the 1956 Berlinetta now holds that title.