Bonhams, the famous auction house, is known for auctioning some of the most exotic and rare cars, fetching record breaking amount for them. While the business minded people are more inclined towards the transactions, we, as automobile aficionados are putting our energy on the rarest of the rarest cars. And one such car is the Maserati Boomerang, that is being consigned by Bonhams.
Bonhams will auction the one-off Maserati Boomerang concept at the upcoming event in Chantilly, France. This head-turning concept is designed by quirky and inimitable Giorgetto Giugiaro at his Italdesign studio, which made its first appearance at the Turin Motor Show in 1971. The concept was again previewed at the Geneva Motor Show in 1972, this time fully functional.
Before moving further onto the car, let's tell you a bit about Giorgetto Giugiaro if you already haven't heard about him. Mr. Giorgetto is the legend of automobile designing who won the prestigious "Designer of the year' award in 1999. He has designed cars for Ferrari, Lamborghini, BMW, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Astom Martin, Renault, Suzuki, VW, Toyota and the likes.
Coming back to the car, the Boomerang is based on the Maserati Bora made by the Giorgetto himself and packs a 300 hp producing V8 engine that's good for 300 kmph. But it's not the engine that will fetch the concept millions? What really sets it apart, is the dramatic designing that was something out of the world design at that time, a design only Giugiaro could conceive.
The wedge shaped design never saw the light of the day and remained as a pre-production concept, as the only unit available in the world, making it rarest of the rare piece. The design, though, inspired a lot other production cars like the Volkswagen Golf, BMW M1, Lotus Espirit and many more, all designed by the man himself.
"The Boomerang was the first car of its time to create such a strong, angular style statement. It's considered by many to be one of the most remarkable designs of the 20th century and the 'grandfather' to the Volkswagen Golf Mk 1. The Boomerang has been shown at many world-class events including exhibitions and concours d'élégance such as Villa d'Este and Pebble Beach, and is now offered at Bonhams first ever sale in Chantilly," said Philip Kantor, Bonhams European Head of Motoring.
Philip says that the pre-sale estimate for the car sits at half a million dollars, "It's a unique, road registered concept car by the best car designer of the 20th century, so in comparative terms it's very realistic." While the sale for go live on 5th September, you could look at the images and only guess like us, what can this car fetch?
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