Bonhams has announced the upcoming sale of a special collection of Maserati cars for the Goodwood Revival Sale. There are four cars in total, of which some have not seen the market in maybe 6 decades! The collection currently belongs to the Hartley family and is expected to fetch a handsome price during the September 15th auto auction.
Rare cars fetch a high price at auction
Meet the cars:
• The front-runner is a rare restored 1929 Maserati Tipo 26M 4-seater sports racer with Brooklands Double Twelve, Irish Grand Prix and RAC Tourist Trophy pedigree.
• Its sister car, featuring a 2-seater layout
• A V4 16-cylinder Grand Prix car replica. This car is said to be a perfect replica of the Sedici Cilindri, which could hit 170 miles per hour in 1920!
• A 1955 Maserati A6G2000 coupe with coachwork by Allemano
The price gets higher the longer the cars have been off the market
CEO of Bonhams Group, Malcom Barber, stated:
“Anthony Hartley is a real Maserati connoisseur whose love of the marque began in the early 1950s when the four-seater Tipo 26M sports racer first came into his family’s ownership. He is a knowledgeable engineer and craftsman who has researched the Maserati marque, followed the work of the four Maserati brothers and in some cases continued their evolution.”
Maserati has a long and rich history
The next owner or owners will no doubt be elated to be a part of such a rich brand history and preservation endeavor! I once heard someone say that collectors never truly “own” an item, but simply preserve and care for its future survival.
Who will own the rare cars next?
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