Here’s a envy-inducing auto with an interesting pedigree from Bonhams‘ Quail Lodge auction in Carmel, California this weekend:
A 1963 Maserati 3500 GTi Superleggera Coupe formerly owned by John “J.” Geils of ’80s stalwarts the J. Geils Band fame.
A 1963 Maserati 3500 GTi Superleggera Coupe formerly owned by J. Geils
Introduced at the Geneva auto show in 1957, the 3500 GT was designed as a tribute to the racing heritage of one of Italy’s most storied car builders.
The car’s alloy body was styled by Carrozzeria Touring and utilized the firm’s famous Superleggera lightweight construction techniques.
Perfectly restored, the Italian beauty is expected to fetch up to $150,000.
While celebrity provenance usually ups a car’s value, we’re not sure an association with the man who wrote “Freeze Frame” will do much for the hammer price here….
Images courtesy of Bonhams; click to enlarge:
- Posted August 16, 2011
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