Who wouldn’t to have a custom vintage Italian sports car in their sports car collection, especially when it’s one as sweet as a 1950s-era Maserati? Lucky for you, One of the most beautiful and valuable 1950s Italian sports car ever, a 1957 Mille Miglia Maserati 200Si with custom coachwork by Carrozzeria Fantuzzi, is being offered for sale by Kidston in Geneva for about $2 million. With classic cars of this caliber fetching record auction prices and future appreciation a given, it represents an alluring investment opportunity.
Approximately 32 examples of the Maserati 200S and its evolutionary variant, the 200Si, were built for the factory’s works team and gentlemen drivers competing in the 2 litre class of late-1950s European and American sports-car racing. It was one of Maserati’s most successful models, combining user friendly handling, a lusty yet reliable powerplant.
It captured frequent class victories in the world famous Mille Miglia, Mont Ventoux, Castell’Arquato Vernasca, Aosta-Gran San Bernardo, Trieste-Opicina and Bologna-San Luca races. In 1959, the car was sold to a Pete Lovely in the U.S. and has since been entered in various historic events, stopping for a full restoration in 2000 and culminating with an appearance at the Mille Miglia in 2005. [Kidston]