1956 Maserati A6G/2000 Berlinetta Zagato
This spectacular 1956 Maserati A6G/2000 Berlinetta, chassis no. 2124, is one of just 21 such examples custom-bodied in lightweight alloy by the instantly recognizable coachbuilder, Zagato. Using aircraft streamlined design it was purpose-built for competition. Chassis no. 2124 was Maserati’s factory demonstrator in the 1956 edition of the legendary Mille Miglia race, piloted by Luigi Taramazzo. Following its competition debut, the A6G/2000 went on to race in numerous period events internationally under private ownership, remaining remarkably intact throughout its life.
After making multiple appearances on the Mille Miglia Storica in the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s, the Maserati was sold to the United States, where it was the subject of a painstaking restoration by the craftsmen at Epifani and Steel Wings. The restoration earned the Maserati First in Class at the 2015 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, as well as Second in Class at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance that same year.
Today, incredibly, the A6G/2000 Zagato retains its original engine and gearbox, one of less than a handful of examples that have remained numbers-matching over the last six decades. Chassis no. 2124 is offered in Monterey with an exhaustive history file documented by Adolfo Orsi, alongside books, tools, and restoration receipts. A rare sight at auction, with custom coachwork by none other than Zagato and period competition history at one of racing’s greatest events, the Maserati is sure to be the jewel of any collection of Italian thoroughbreds.