Gooding rises Trident at Pebble Beach with raft of mighty Maseratis

Gooding & Co’s catalogue for its flagship Pebble Beach sale includes no fewer than eight Maseratis from the marque’s post-War zenith – as well as a late-century wildcard. Here we highlight the Trident-bearers carrying the Gooding flag at Monterey 2016…

Frua-bodied fantasy

Headlining the glorious gaggle of Gooding’s Monterey Maseratis is a Frua-bodied A6G/54 Spider (chassis #2191), of which only ten were built. With an estimate only available on request, the two-toned treat was driven by Juan Manuel Fangio at a press event shortly after the Argentinian had signed for the marque’s Grand Prix team in 1957, and still retains its original engine. Other interesting entries include a triple-carb 1948 Maserati A6/1500 (est. 800,000 – 1.1m USD) that claimed class wins at the 1949 and 1950 Coppa Inter-Europa, a Peacock Green 3500 GT Vignale Spider (est. 900,000 – 1.2m USD), and one of the 34 examples of Maserati’s ‘Car for Kings’, the 5000 GT Indianapolis. Retaining its original colour scheme and engine, it was the only car featured in the model brochure in period and carries a right royal 1.5m – 2m USD estimate.

As well as other highlights from the Golden Era of grand touring – including a rather fetching Gold-over-White leather 3500 GT that the first owner presented to his wife with a red ribbon attached – the full lotlist also includes the Pro-Class winner of the 1995 Ghibli Open Cup, which ran in conjunction with the German DTM series. Just take a look at that sparse, functional interior – the polar opposite of the elegance exhibited by its elders.

Photos: Gooding & Co

You can find the full lotlist for Gooding’s 2016 Pebble Beach auction taking place on 20 and 21 August in the Classic Driver Market.