De Tomaso Guarà Prototype Model, 1993

Sold For £4,200

London


Documents: Bill of Sale

  • The first full-size mock-up for the De Tomaso Guarà
  • Presented in immaculate condition
  • Unique and interesting display piece
The De Tomaso Guarà was a remarkable supercar from Modena. Deriving from the Maserati Barchetta racing car of the 1990s, it was by all means a race car adapted for use on the road. With its stiff chassis and equipped with the suspension system designed by Henrique Scalabroni, it was a remarkable thoroughbred V-8–powered Italian driver’s car. With a price of €145.000 when new, the Guarà was firmly priced in exotic car territory and could be mentioned in the same breath as the Ferrari 348 and Lamborghini Diablo.

Only 38 cars were ever produced by the factory, in Barchetta, Coupè and Spider versions. Offered here is the first full-size mock-up of the Gurarà, which was used as guidance for the regular production Guaràs. After De Tomaso’s closure in 2004, this model, alongside the Pantera 2000 mock-up also offered here at auction, were saved by Matteo Panini of the famed Panini Collection. Both cars were then later purchased by the current owner for display in his collection. Furthermore, it is accompanied by a handful of original De Tomaso documents, confirming its history. This marks the first time that this Guarà model has been publicly offered for sale. This is a truly remarkable opportunity for De Tomaso collectors to own the original model used to guide production of the Guarà.


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Lot Number
101

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