Monday, April 19, 2021

1956 Maserati A6G/2000 Zagato

The A6 is a rare gem, especially in A6G 2000 Zagato trim. It’s desirable. Not just beautiful to look at, the Zagato-designed A6G 2000 also had a successful racing career.

This example competed at the Mille Miglia in 1956 and it’s one of only 20 cars ever built. It went through a two-year restoration and won two awards at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
The A6G54 was Maserati’s only dual-purpose road/race car made in series production. After the A6GCS became a success on the racetrack, Maserati redesigned the model as a road-going sports car that was more suitable for increased production.

The A6GCS racing engine was tuned to provide a better power curve and fitted with a normal wet-sump lubrication system specifically for the A6G54 2000. The twin-spark cylinder head with its 12 wire distributor was offered only as an option. It raised the ante to 190 horsepower.

A 1956 Maserati A6G/2000 Berlinetta Zagato chassis 2124 sold by RM Sotheby's in 2018 for $4.5m.
The A6G/2000 was catapulted onto a bigger stage when it was used by Maserati as a practice car for the Mille Miglia. It was tested by several drivers including the legendary pair of Sir Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson.
The Maserati A6G 2000 was the ultimate racing berlinetta of the 1950s.