July 23, 2024

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Broad Arrow Adds Mille Miglia Veteran to Monterey Auction Lineup

Broad Arrow Auctions, which will be hosting its annual Monterey Jet Center event this August, has announced the addition of a 1957 Maserati 200Si by Fantuzzi to its growing consignment lineup.

This car, chassis 2415, is estimated to be worth from $3.3m to $3.6m.

In 1957, this car competed in the final iteration of the original Mille Miglia, and then went on to compete in sports car races both in Italy and the U.S. It’s said to be a highly original example, featuring its original bodywork, chassis and gearbox — and it comes with its original engine block as well. The car was previously owned by prominent racers and collectors including Tommy Meehan, Homer Tsakis, Anthony Podell, Noberto Ferretti and Wolf-Dieter Baumann, and it comes with a full report by international Maserati historian Walter Bäumer, multiple photo albums containing archival images and period newspaper clippings, period racing video footage, racing records and restoration receipts. 

“It gives me great pleasure to announce the 1957 Maserati 200Si as a feature consignment for our upcoming Monterey Jet Center auction,” said Jakob Greisen, Senior Car Specialist for Broad Arrow Auctions. “2415 is a car I have been fortunate to co-drive on various rallies; very few cars offer as exciting and thrilling a driving expedience as this. Driving it on the Mille Miglia a few years back with the roaring crowds cheering you on is something every sports car enthusiast should experience; there is really nothing quite like it: The power and handling, amazing sound, smell of oil and gas, and then the stunning looks! So agile and a total ‘sensory-overload’ kind of a car, that will keep you smiling even after 1000-plus miles. Most importantly, 2415 is among the most genuine examples of this rare breed, internationally known for its originality and spectacular race history; a very rare trait for a successful sports racing car from one the most romantic eras of motor racing; right before a race car became a track only tool.”

The Monterey Jet Center auction takes place August 14 and 15 in Monterey, CA.

Learn more here.

Exterior photography by Robin Adams, historic imagery courtesy of Walter Bäumer and the Revs Institute