The fantastic 1955 Maserati A6GCS will be the leader of the "Evening of Aston Martin" auctions in Monterey California, after two decades a single owner will be on sale.
This magnificent car competed in the Maserati team in the 1954 season, in the hands of renowned Maserati and Ferrari driver Luigi Musso. The 1956 Maserati A6GCS, chassis nº. 2078 rose to the podium many times being several of them in the first place, like the Targa Florio, Imola, and reached the 3rd position in general in Mille Miglia of 1954. At the end of this season the Maserati A6GCS was sold to Ricardo Grandio, who participated in several races in South America during the seasons of 1955 and 1956, where he finished in 3rd place in the 1000 km of Buenos Aires. After having several South American owners, Maserati returned to Europe in the early 1980s, and participated at the hands of an Italian industrialist at Mille Miglia from 1987 to 1992, and again in 1995.
It was purchased by its current owner in 1998, a private North American who has participated in several vintage events over the last 2 decades including Monterey Historics, Mille Miglia, Colorado Grand among many others.
It was carefully restored in 2013 and exhibited at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in 2014, winning the Gran Turismo Award. Maserati goes to the auction in an exceptional condition to Rm Sotheby estimates that the value of the sale is between 3.25 and 3.75 million dollars.