Classic Maserati Racer On Sale For $2 million

By P. Joseph

One of the most iconic and cherished motor racing cars of the 20th century has gone on sale for around $2 million.

The Mille Miglia Maserati 200Si came to prominence in the 1950s, winning high profile races - including at Mille Miglia, Mont Ventoux, Castell’Arquato Vernasca, Aosta-Gran San Bernardo, Trieste-Opicina and Bologna-San Luca - with renowned driver Nando Pagliarini at the wheel.

Now it is being offered for sale by Kidston, a boutique advisory firm for motor car collectors based in Geneva, Switzerland.

Boasting custom coachwork by Carrozzeria Fantuzzi, the car was one of only a handful of models built for the era’s European and American sports car racing.

In 1959 the car was sold to a gentleman racer in the U.S. and has since appeared in various historic events, stopping for a full restoration in 2000. In 2005 it made the first of three consecutive appearances at the Mille Miglia Storica classic car parade in Italy.

In 2010 a sister 200Si was sold at auction for $2,640,000.

By P. Joseph