A beguiling collection of Maseratis with a fascinating history is to be sold at Bonhams' Goodwood Revival Sale on 15 September.
When four cars from the Hartley Collection – as featured in C&SC – go under the hammer, one of them will be changing hands for the first time in 60 years.
Star of the collection is a unique Tipo 26M four-seater with Brooklands Double Twelve, Irish Grand Prix and RAC TT history.
Estimated to sell for £1.8-2.2 million, the car has been owned by the Hartleys for six decades and has been restored and campaigned over a 30-year period.
A two-seater sister car that Anthony Hartley found in South Africa in the 1970s and has painstakingly restored carries a guide price of £400-600,000.
The third car from the collection is an impeccable V4 16-cylinder Grand Prix car replica (£400-500,000) that the talented Mr Hartley built from scratch.
An Allemano-bodied 1955 Maserati A6G2000 Coupe completes the quartet and has an estimate of £200-250,000.
Malcolm Barber, Bonhams' Group CEO, said: "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."
If you are at Vintage Prescott this weekend, you can see the V4 and the A6G2000 on the Bonhams display.