The Greatest Maserati's
Sold for $2,530,000 on August 17, 2013
150 bhp, 1,985 cc double overhead-cam
twin-plug inline six-cylinder engine with three
Weber 40 DC03 carburetors, five-speed
manual transmission, double wishbone front
suspension with coil springs and anti-roll bar,
live axle rear suspension with quarter-elliptic
leaf springs and anti-roll bar, and four-wheel
hydraulic drum brakes.
Wheelbase: 100.4 in.
1956 Maserati A6G/2000 Spyder by Frua
The spyder bodies Frua designed for the
Maserati A6G chassis rank among his loveliest creations. Depending upon
the angle from which they are viewed, they appear either crisply
tailored or boldly muscular, with subtle creases through the flanks
setting off slightly kicked up rear fenders and rounded body sides that
seem to flow down and tuck under the chassis. Small bumperettes in the
front and rear give the impression of sporty lightness, opening up the
deeply scooped grille and cupping the famed Maserati trident. In many
ways, the design resembles the famed AC Ace and Shelby Cobra, which it
happened to predate it. One has to wonder who inspired whom.
The only A6G Frua Spyder with side exhaust