Maserati Could Reach $3.6m

A 1957 Maserati 200Si that successfully competed in the heroic and very last Mille Miglia in 1957 could reach a price of $3.6m at the Monterey Jet Center Auction on August 14th-15th 2024.

The car boasts an impressive racing record in both Italian and U.S. 1950s and 1960s sports car races. A genuine and highly original example, retaining its original bodywork, chassis and gearbox; accompanied by its original engine block and extensively documented with full report by international Maserati historian Walter Bäumer, including multiple photo albums containing archival images and period newspaper clippings, period racing video footage, racing records, and restoration receipts, this is the true epitome of a proper international Grand Marque sports racing car, boasting the rare combination of outstanding originality and world-renowned racing success.


The Maserati will be offered at the upcoming Broad Arrow Monterey Jet Center Auction this 14th-15th August as part of the Motorlux event.

A gorgeous, versatile, and potent 1950s Italian sports racer, chassis number 2415 boasts the key elements making a car collectible: History, Engineering, and Aesthetics.

The new sports racing Maserati was ordered on 2 February 1957, by S.A.R.C., the Italian oil company owned by Sig. Fernando “Nando” Pagliarini. Pagliarini, a well-to-do oil man and gentleman racer from Parma, had started competing in 1952 at the Mille Miglia in a little Fiat 500, but soon recognized Maserati’s phenomenal competition cars were the way to success. He acquired a Maserati A6GCS in 1953 with which he tried his luck in the Mille Miglia that year, and later a Maserati 150S which he took on the grueling Brescia-Rome-Brescia race in 1956, although he didn’t finish.


An ideal entrant at the most celebrated events around the globe such as Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance or Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, 2415 is truly in its element and eligible for virtually any driving event worldwide, should it be the Mille Miglia, Le Mans Classic or anything in between. Driving this very car on one of these events, especially the Mille Miglia, with the crowds cheering you on like they would have Fernando “Nando” Pagliarini at the very last Mille Miglia race in 1957, is truly a special experience; there is nothing quite like it.


Successfully competing in the heroic and very last Mille Miglia in 1957, this genuine and highly original example was previously owned by prominent racers and collectors including Tommy Meehan, Homer Tsakis, Anthony Podell, Noberto Ferretti, and Wolf-Dieter Baumann. Expertly maintained and restored by Mark Allin of Rare Drive Inc.; it has been in current ownership for the past 12 years, and is recognized by world-renowned Maserati experts as a benchmark car for originality and pedigree.

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