Gooding rises Trident at Pebble Beach with raft of mighty Maseratis
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