The latest look back at old classified advertisements features a 1955 Maserati A6G 2000 Zagato offered for sale in the April 1995 issue of Hemmings for $225,000.
The Maserati A6G 2000, also known as Tipo A6G/54, was offered in Maserati’s sales brochure with four different body styles including coupe and spyder designs by Frua and a more formal coupe design by Allemano. Sixty cars were built in total in just over three years but, interestingly, 20 were sold with the fourth option, Zagato’s competition-oriented coupe style. Most of the early examples were sold abroad while, from 1956 onwards, several went to Italian privateers who raced the model extensively in hill-climbs, long-distance road races and track events.
Maserati’s technical refinement and Zagato’s relentless quest for aerodynamic purity resulted in the ultimate racing berlinetta of the 1950s, which competed convincingly in the 2 liter GT class, taking top honors in the 1956 Italian championship and racking up a number of hill-climb class victories right up until the early 1960s.
This particular 1955 Maserati A6G 2000 with body by Zagato is reported to be the, “first Zagato A6G built, matching numbers.” It was the recipient of a “body-off, ground-up restoration.” Given that the seller was Paul Russell & Company, we have no reason to doubt the claims.
SCD would anticipate that the first Zagato-bodied Maserati A6G 2000, if properly documented and presented, would be worth approximately $1,250,000 – $1,500,000, as the market for Mille Miglia eligible cars continues to rise.
If you bought the Maserati for $225,000 in 1995, then your investment would have returned roughly 15% over 13 years.