1956 Maserati A6G-54 Coupe / 2181 Chassis Information

1956 Maserati A6G-54 photograph

1956 Maserati A6G-54 photograph

1956 Maserati A6G-54 photograph

1956 Maserati A6G-54 photograph

1956 Maserati A6G-54 photograph

1956 Maserati A6G-54 photograph

1956 Maserati A6G-54 photograph

1956 Maserati A6G-54 photograph

1956 Maserati A6G-54 photograph

1956 Maserati A6G-54 photograph

1956 Maserati A6G-54 photograph

1956 Maserati A6G-54 photograph

1956 Maserati A6G-54 photograph

1956 Maserati A6G-54 photograph

1956 Maserati A6G-54 photograph

1956 Maserati A6G-54 photograph

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Coupe
Coachwork: Frua
Chassis #: 2181
Engine #: 2104
Sold for $2,365,000 at 2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island.
Between 1954 and 1956 Maserati built 60 A6G/54 bare chassis. The 2-liter engine was a Colombo-designed twin-overhead-cam unit with a lightweight alloy block, using dual ignition and triple Weber carburetors. It had a wet sump lubrication system and depending on the equipment used, the motor developed between 120 and 150 bhp. Of this total, 19 cars were bodied by Zagato, several by Allemano, and ten convertibles and seven coupes were bodied by Frua.

This car is the only surviving A6G/54 Series III Frua coupe. Most Frua convertibles were Series III cars and this car looks similar to the convertible but with a hardtop.

This Maserati A6G/54 is one of two third-series cars bodied as coupes, and the only example still known to exist. The chassis was delivered to Pietro Frua for coachwork in August of 1956. It was given a semi-fastback roof, scooped hood, and the trident-adorned grille. Its paint scheme is a two-tone paint finish of rosso capped with a nero roof.

This Maserati was exhibited at the Turin Auto Salon in November of 1956, after which it returned to the factory, where testing and final assembly were completed. Factory build sheets were consequently dated on December 5th of 1956. Upon completion, it was sent to the United States, and to Charles Rezzaghi's Mille Miglia Motors in San Francisco. Rezzaghi was an official Maserati imported from 1954 through 1957.

From San Francisco, it was delivered in January of 1957 to the Pomona road races for display. The car was later sold to Stanley Sugarman, of Phoenix, Arizona. After passing to at least one more Arizona-based owner, possibly Frank Hoke of Phoenix, the car was sold around 1963 to J.S. Massa of California. It was later sold to an unidentified owner who removed the original factory twin-cam engine and replaced it with an American V-8. Later in the 1960s, the car was acquired by Maserati dealer Bob Allinger of Los Gatos, California.

Michael Adams of Valley Center, California acquired the car in 1978, and he installed the engine and gearbox from a Maserati 3500 GT. In 1991 it was purchased by Ed Morgan of San Francisco, and in 2007 it briefly entered the care of Peter Hageman in Kirkland, Washington.

In 2007, it entered the care of Volkmar Spielmann of Germany, who had the car re-imported to Europe and set about a full restoration. A correct A6G/54 dual-cam motor (number 2104) was sourced from the United States; a correct gearbox and suspension were found in Italy.

A FIVA passport was applied for and granted in March of 2011. In June of 2012, it was purchased by the current caretaker. In 2014, it was shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, where the Maserati Centennial was being celebrated as a highlight theme. The A6G won its class (Maserati Centennial Coachwork).


2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$1,600,000-$2,000,000 
Sale Price :
$2,365,000

2018 1
2017 2
2015 3
2013 1
2012 1
2010 2
2007 1
2006 1
2003 1
2002 1

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1956 sales)
1956 Maserati A6G/2000 Berlinetta Zagato
Chassis#: 2124
Sold for $4,515,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1956 Maserati A6G-54 image  1956 Maserati A6G-54 image  
1956 Maserati A6G/54 Berlinetta
Chassis#: 2186
Sold for $4,400,000
  2017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1956 Maserati A6G-54 image  
1956 Maserati A6G/54 Coupe Series III by Frua
Chassis#: 2181
Sold for $2,365,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1956 Maserati A6G-54 image  1956 Maserati A6G-54 image  
1956 Maserati A6G/2000 Coupe
Chassis#: 2147
Sold for $1,045,000
  2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
1956 Maserati A6G-54 image  1956 Maserati A6G-54 image  
1956 Maserati A6G 2000 Gran Sport Berlinetta Frua
Chassis#: 2140
Sold for $2,290,513
  2015 Rétromobile by Artcurial Motorcars
1956 Maserati A6G-54 image  1956 Maserati A6G-54 image  
1956 Maserati A6G/2000 Coupe
Chassis#: 2165
Sold for $715,000
  2015 Gooding & Company - Arizona
 
1953 Maserati A6G/2000 Spyder by Frua
Chassis#: 2190
Sold for $2,530,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Monterey
1956 Maserati A6G-54 image  1956 Maserati A6G-54 image  
1956 Maserati A6G-2000 Coupe
Chassis#: 2126
Sold for $383,848
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia
 
1956 Maserati A6G/2000 Competition Berlinetta
Chassis#: 2137
Sold for $1,108
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
 
1956 Maserati A6G/54 Berlinetta
Chassis#: 2117
Sold for $429,000
  2010 Gooding and Company - Scottsdale Auction
1956 Maserati A6G-54 image  1956 Maserati A6G-54 image  
1956 Maserati A6G/2000 Coupé
Chassis#: 2125
Sold for $476,692
  2007 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
 
1956 Maserati A6G/2000 Berlinetta
Chassis#: 2147
Sold for $188,121
  2006 Bonhams - Exceptional Ferrari and Maserati Motor Cars
1956 Maserati A6G-54 image  1956 Maserati A6G-54 image  
1956 Maserati A6G2000 Zagato Coupe
Sold for $467,500
  2003 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
 
1956 Maserati A6G 2000 Zagato Coupe
Sold for $396,000
  2002 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1956 Maserati A6G-54's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1956 Maserati A6G/54 Berlinetta21552018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $4,300,000$4,600,000
1956 Maserati A6G/54 Gran Sport Spider Coachwork by Frua21802017 Bonhams : Quail Lodge $3,200,000$3,600,000
1956 MASERATI A6G/2000 COUPE ALLEMANO SPECIALE 2013 ARTCURIAL MOTORCARS À RÉTROMOBILE   
1956 Maserati A6G2000 Berlinetta Coupe 2003 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction$135,000  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Maserati A6G-541956 Berlinetta
Coachbuilder: Allemano
Chassis information for the Maserati A6G-541956 Berlinetta
Coachbuilder: Allemano
Chassis Num: 2117
Engine Num: 2117
Chassis information for the Maserati A6G-541956 Coupe
Chassis Num: 2121
Chassis information for the Maserati A6G-541956 Coupe
Chassis Num: 2124
Engine Num: 2124
Chassis information for the Maserati A6G-541956 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Frua
Chassis Num: 2140
Engine Num: 2140
Chassis information for the Maserati A6G-541956 Berlinetta
Coachbuilder: Allemano
Chassis Num: 2147
Engine Num: 2180
Chassis information for the Maserati A6G-541956 Coupe
Chassis Num: 2155
Engine Num: 2155
Chassis information for the Maserati A6G-541956 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 2180
Engine Num: 2146
Chassis information for the Maserati A6G-541956 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Frua
Chassis Num: 2181
Engine Num: 2104
Chassis information for the Maserati A6G-541956 Coupe
Chassis Num: 2186
Engine Num: 2186
Chassis information for the Maserati A6G-541956 2000 Spyder
Coachbuilder: Frua
Chassis Num: 2190
Engine Num: 2190
Chassis information for the Maserati A6G-541957 Spider
Coachbuilder: Frua
Chassis Num: 2191
Engine Num: 2191


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