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1955 Maserati A6G Spider (Zagato)

Maserati A6G Spider (Zagato), 1955
Maserati A6G Spider (Zagato), 1955
Maserati A6G Spider (Zagato), 1955
Maserati A6G Spider (Zagato), 1955
Maserati A6G Spider (Zagato), 1955
Maserati A6G Spider (Zagato), 1955
Maserati A6G Spider (Zagato), 1955
Maserati A6G Spider (Zagato), 1955
Maserati A6G Spider (Zagato), 1955
Maserati A6G Spider (Zagato), 1955
Maserati A6G Spider (Zagato), 1955
Maserati A6G Spider (Zagato), 1955
Maserati A6G Spider (Zagato), 1955
Maserati A6G Spider (Zagato), 1955
Maserati A6G Spider (Zagato), 1955
Maserati A6G Spider (Zagato), 1955
Maserati A6G Spider (Zagato), 1955
Maserati A6G Spider (Zagato), 1955
Maserati A6G Spider (Zagato), 1955
Maserati A6G Spider (Zagato), 1955
Maserati A6G Spider (Zagato), 1955
Maserati A6G Spider (Zagato), 1955
Maserati A6G Spider (Zagato), 1955
Maserati A6G Spider (Zagato), 1955
Maserati A6G Spider (Zagato), 1955
Maserati A6G Spider (Zagato), 1955
Maserati A6G Spider (Zagato), 1955
Maserati A6G Spider (Zagato), 1955
Bilder: Zagato; Michael Furman - RM Auctions
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Maserati A6G/2000 Zagato Spider, 1955 - Chassis #2101
Perhaps it was luck that Maserati’s most celebrated chassis was built during the time of a critical phase of innovation and evolution of Italian coachbuilders. The bodies that were now constructed were largely departed from the projecting wings and angular shapes of the 1930s, and they were more extravagant and daring in design. A variety of different bodies were constructed for Maserati by a plethora of coachbuilders, including Farina, Frua, Allemano, Vignale, and, most notably, Zagato. While appearance differed significantly between each coachbuilder, the vast majority of vehicles were outfitted with Maserati’s easily identifiable oval grille, as well as headlight and taillight assemblies. These were the height of Italian automotive style, and they were built at a time when Italy was becoming a fashion leader.

Ugo Zagato was an apprentice at the age of 15, to a coachbuilder in Germany, and he returned to his native Italy in 1909, to join Carrozzeria Varesina in Varese, which was known for their work on busses. During World War I, he was employed as a department manager for a company in Turin that was engaged in aeronautical manufacture. This experience allowed him to gain a greater understanding of aerodynamics and lightweight construction methods, resulting in him setting up shop on his own in 1919 and building his custom body on a Fiat 501 chassis. During this time, Zagato constructed bodies most notably for Alfa Romeo, but he was also contracted to construct truck cabs for Isotta-Fraschini, which continued until Zagato’s facilities were bombed during World War II. However, the company emerged again in 1946, with Ugo being joined by his son, Elio, and work resumed with Alfa Romeo and Fiat; later, Zagato would construct bodies for Ferrari, working, most notably, on the spellbinding 250 GTZ.

When Zagato first displayed their newest creation, a 1955 Maserati A6G/2000 that featured a one-of-a-kind spyder body, for the public at the 1955 Geneva Salon, it caught the eye of a Juan Peron, who requested to buy the car. He requested that additional changes be made in order to make the car perfect in his eye before sending it back to his home country of Argentina; so, it was sent back to Zagato, where some slight details were changed, namely a new front grille, windshield, and hood scoop. Emerging from the factory for a second time, it arguably looked better than it did on the stand in Geneva, but, sadly, Peron was never able to take delivery, and it fell back into the hands of Carrozzeria Zagato.

After the car made an appearance on the Maserati stand at the Paris Motor Show in 1958, in its new livery, the car was purchased by an American diplomat who was working out of the U.S. Embassy in that very city.

The car was subsequently purchased by Sherod Santos, a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, who was also living in France with the car. Santos adored the car and drove it throughout Europe on many long-distance trips. At the end of his deployment, and upon his impending return home, he brought his Maserati to the factory, where it had some light servicing, to ensure it would function correctly at its new home, so many miles away from where it originated. Santos did bring the car back with him to the United States; however, he was eventually forced to sell it as the result of divorce. The car was purchased by a collector in California in 1969, and he recommissioned the car enough so that he could drive it on the weekends, but it remained largely unrestored.

It was purchased by Angelo Ferro in 1979, another resident of California, and he drove the car in a similar fashion before deciding that a car of this caliber deserved to come back to its original appearance and condition. Ferro considered sending the car back to Zagato to have it restored, but he found the car too difficult to insure in the United States, so he decided to park it in his garage, and there it stayed for quite some time.

After being stored for 20 years, Ferro utilized the expertise of his team Genoa Racing to restore his beloved Maserati, with engine number 201, back to its Paris Motor Show appearance. Finished just in time for a grand unveiling at the 2003 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the Maserati stunned the crowds with its voluptuous curves, incredible paintwork, and interior details. The car would go on to win Best in Class in the Post War Sports Car Class at The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering the next year. After winning Best of Show at Concorso Italiano in 2005, it was shown at numerous other concours events in the Golden State, where it drew just as must attention.


At the 1955 Geneva Motor Show, Maserati introduced an important variation of the A6G/54 coupé and had entrusted the specialists at Zagato with this task.

In complete contrast to the deliberately spartan and essential character of Zagato, the Milanese coachbuilder created a handsome spider body to dress the frame of n.2101. This variation underlined Zagato’s eclectic spirit, and demonstrated its consistent capability in applying functionalist and rationalist style to create an elegant form.

The car was spotted by Juan Peron, then president of Argentina as well as husband of the legendary Evita. As a great motor enthusiast and admirer of Juan Manuel Fangio, the president agreed to purchase the car, though eventually was forced to cancel his purchase because of a political crisis in Argentina. Used for promotional events, the A6G/54 Spider was eventually purchased by an American in 1958.


В противоположность своему обычному, нарочито спартанскому храктеру работ, в Zagato создали для этого Maserati Spider черезвычайно элегантный кузов. Модель поразила впечатление Хуана Перона, занимавшего пост президента Аргентины. Будучи страстным автолюбителем и поклонником таланта легендарного гонщика Хуана Мануэля Фанхио, Перон пожелал приобрести автомобиль, но впоследствии был вынужден отказаться от покупки, из-за политического кризиса в Аргентине. Некоторое время "спайдер" использовался в рекламных целях, пока в 1958 году его не приобрёл клиент из Америки.
Quelle: RM Auctions; Zagato
Designschmiede: Zagato
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Andere Maserati
1932 Maserati V4 Sport (Zagato), 1934 Maserati 1100 Tipo 4CS, 1947 Maserati A6 1500 Berlinetta Speciale (Pininfarina), 1949 Maserati A6G 1500 Panoramica (Zagato), 1954 Maserati A6G (Zagato), 1954 Maserati A6GCS Berlinetta (Pininfarina), 1955 Maserati A6G Spider (Zagato), 1956 Maserati A6G/2000 Spyder (Frua), 1957 Maserati 3500 GT (Allemano), 1957 Maserati 3500 GT Coupe (Touring), 1957 Maserati 450S Coupe (Zagato), 1959 Maserati 3500 GT Coupe (Bertone), 1959 Maserati 3500 GT Spider (Frua), 1959 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder (Vignale), 1959 Maserati 5000 GT (Touring), 1960 Maserati 5000 GT (Monterosa), 1961 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupe (Frua), 1961 Maserati 5000 GT (Ghia), 1961 Maserati 5000 GT Coupe (Bertone), 1961 Maserati 5000 GT 'Gianni Agnelli' (Pininfarina), 1961 Maserati 5000 GT Indianapolis (Allemano), 1961 Maserati 5000GT (Michelotti), 1962 Maserati 3500 GT (Touring), 1962 Maserati 3500 GT 'Tight' (Boneschi), 1962 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupe (Frua), 1962 Maserati 5000 GT (Frua), 1962 Maserati Sebring (Vignale), 1963 Maserati 3500 GTI Spider (Vignale), 1966 Maserati 3500 GT Coupe (Moretti), 1966 Maserati Ghibli (Ghia), 1966 Maserati Mexico (Vignale), 1968 Maserati Ghibli Spider (Ghia), 1968 Maserati Simun (Ghia), 1969 Maserati Indy (Vignale), 1971 Maserati Bora, 1972 Maserati Boomerang (ItalDesign), 1972 Maserati Khamsin (Bertone), 1974 Maserati Coupe (ItalDesign), 1974 Maserati Quattroporte II (Bertone), 1984 Maserati Biturbo Spyder (Zagato), 1988 Maserati Karif (Zagato), 1995 Maserati Auge (Castagna), 2000 Maserati Buran (ItalDesign), 2001 Maserati 320S (ItalDesign), 2003 Maserati Kubang GT Wagon (ItalDesign), 2003 Maserati Quattroporte (Pininfarina), 2005 Maserati Birdcage 75th (Pininfarina), 2007 Maserati GS (Zagato), 2008 Maserati A8 GCS Berlinetta (Touring), 2008 Maserati Bellagio (Touring), 2008 Maserati Chicane (IED), 2011 Maserati Kubang, 2014 Maserati Alfieri, 2015 Maserati Mostro (Zagato)
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