A works 1954 Maserati A6GCS, estimate $3,250,000 – $3,750,000, was announced for the RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2019 classic car auction.
RM Sotheby’s announced a Mille Miglia podium finishing Works 1954 Maserati A6GCS, estimate $3,250,000 – $3,750,000, as an early highlight for the 2019 Monterey classic car week sale. Luigi Musso raced this Maserati to third overall in the 1964 Mille Miglia race. It was extensively raced in period in Italy and South America. It also participated in several Mille Miglia Storica races. It was comprehensively restored in 2013 and at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance earned the Gran Turismo Award.
RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2019 Sale
RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2019 classic car auction: 15 – 17 August 2019 with the first day dedicated to Aston Martin marque cars only.
At the 2018 Monterey auction, RM Sotheby’s earned $158 million by selling 124 of 150 lots (83%). The average sale price was $1,270,903.
At the 2017 auction, RM Sotheby’s earned $133 million with a sell-through rate of 88% and 32 cars sold for over a million dollar. RM Sotheby’s three-day Monterey 2016 auction remained the highest grossing classic car auction ever with $173 million earned and 35 million-dollar cars sold.
1954 Maserati A6GSCS at RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2019
RM Sotheby’s announced a works 1954 Maserati A6GCS, chassis no. 2078, (Est. $3,250,000 – $3,750,000), as an early lead car for the 2019 Monterey 2019 classic car auction. The Maserati is offered fresh to the market following two decades of single enthusiast ownership.
The A6GCS was campaigned by the Maserati factory team during the 1954 season, at the hands of famed Maserati and Ferrari works driver, Luigi Musso. The car saw numerous podium and first-in-class finishes with Maserati, including at the Targa Florio, Imola, and most notably achieving 3rd overall at the 1954 Mille Miglia.
Following the 1954 season, chassis no. 2078 was sold to Ricardo Grandio, a privateer in Argentina, who campaigned the car extensively in South America throughout the 1955 and 1956 seasons, finishing 3rd overall at the Buenos Aires 1000 KM. After passing through a series of South American owners, the Maserati made its way back to the Continent in the early 1980s, eventually landing with an Italian industrialist who entered the car in the Mille Miglia from 1987 to 1992, and once again in 1995.
In 1998, the car was purchased by its current American owner, who has enjoyed driving and racing the it in vintage events over the last 20 years, including the Monterey Historics, the Mille Miglia, the Colorado Grand, and more. In 2013, the Maserati was carefully restored, after which it was shown at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, earning the Gran Turismo Award.
The Maserati A6GCS is offered at RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale in wonderful, turn-key condition alongside its original engine, ready and eligible for the world’s finest driving events.
“We’ve had the pleasure of offering some exceptional Maserati racers at auction over our 40-year history, and this A6GCS stands among the very finest,” says David Swig, Car Specialist, RM Sotheby’s. “Chassis no. 2078 offers a turn-key solution for today’s gentleman racer, combining exceptional period competition pedigree, a well-documented history from new, and single enthusiast ownership for the last two decades. An A6GCS is a rare sight at auction, and rarer still in such well-cared-for, fresh-to-market form.”
Further Cars Announced for RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2019
Additional early entries for RM Sotheby’s 2019 Monterey sale run the gamut of the market, from perhaps one of the world’s most iconic microcars, a very rare and highly original 1964 Peel Trident (Est. $80,000 – $100,000, offered without reserve) to a bespoke iteration of one of the 21st century’s wildest hypercars, a 2014 Pagani Huayra Tempesta ‘Scozia’ (Est. $1,900,000 – $2,400,000). Offered from single ownership since new, the Pagani is the 97th of just 100 coupes built and is finished in stunning Ferrari Grigio Silverstone-like paintwork. Looking to celebrate his Scottish heritage, the owner had his family’s tartan used to upholster the seat inserts, contrasting beautifully with its tan and black leather interior featuring carbon fiber and brushed aluminum detailing. One of the most memorable and interesting Huayras built, the “Scozia” presents in virtually as-new condition, having travelled just 1,460 miles from new.
Monterey Week 2019 Car Auctions News
Pre-Sale Auction Announcements:
- RM Sotheby’s: 1939 Porsche Type 64
- RM Sotheby’s: Works 1954 Maserati A6GCS
- RM Sotheby’s: 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta
- Gooding: 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta
- Bonhams: Classic Pre-War Bentleys