Maserati deemed 'too good to build' will cross the block at Gooding


A 'one of a kind' 1957 Maserati 150GT Spyder is set to rake in a mammoth $3- 4million at Gooding’s Scottsdale sale from 18-19 January.

Originally built by Maserati’s racing department, the car was campaigned throughout the 1954 season.

The A6GCS was later modified to become a prototype for the fantastic 300S, before being re-engineered once more, this time as the development mule for an exclusive new road car.

But the figures didn’t add up and the car was deemed too expensive to be a feasible production model, Maserati opting instead for the mass-produced 3500GT.

The Spyder has since been mechanically rebuilt and retains its original, matching-numbers engine, A6G/2000 gearbox, 250F brakes, Fantuzzi coachwork and a 12-cylinder 195bhp engine.

To find out more visit Gooding’s website.

Pictures: Gooding & Company, Chip Riegel

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