Bonhams to auction two Maseratis at Goodwood Revival

Maserati 6CM. Picture by Jim Houlgrave SUS-140826-162342001
Maserati 6CM. Picture by Jim Houlgrave SUS-140826-162342001

TWO Maserati single-seaters are set to be auctioned at Bonham’s Goodwood Revival auction.

The 1932 Maserati 4CM, chassis no. 1120, is one of the fastest pre-War single seaters in modern era historic racing, famed with setting world speed records during the 1930s with Giuseppe Furmanik, and raced in period by Gino Rovere.

A well-proven front-running Historic Maserati Vetturetta from a most nostalgic era, the 4CM is offered with an estimate of £400,000 to £600,000.

The 1937 Maserati 6CM also has an admirable racing history. Purchased new by leading British driver Austin Dobson, he competed in the car at both Donington Park in the UK and Phoenix Park in Ireland.

From 1946 to 1948, the 6CM went on to excite audiences at both the British Grand Prix, Goodwood Motor Circuit, the St. Helier Jersey Road Race, and in later years was indicted to the famed Harrah Collection in Las Vegas where it remained for 35 years.

One of the quickest pre-War racing cars around, the 6CM is estimated at £600,000 to £900,000.

James Knight, group head of motoring, at Bonhams said: “We’re delighted to add these two famously swift Maseratis to Bonhams Goodwood Revival auction. Maserati is currently enjoying its centenary year, and these well known and highly respected examples of the marque are a wonderful tribute. They rarely come to market because they are so rare, with just 20 4CMs and 27 6CMs built in period.

“I’ve enjoyed seeing both of the cars offered race in Historic events where they achieved great success. They each have a glorious period racing history, and are a worthy addition for any Maserati collector.

“With over 100 hand-picked motor cars offered, plus over 150 lots of automobilia, the Goodwood Revival sale is a highlight for any motoring enthusiast’s calendar - with this year no exception.”

The Goodwood Revival takes place from September 14-16.