Here's What The 1954 Maserati A6 Is Worth Today

 This sports car was one of the finest sports car many racers desired to have. Here's what the 1954 Maserati A6 costs now.

Maserati has always been a long recognized automotive brand for its infamous A6 cars. However, little did it know that it was about to rewrite the history of its company with its 1954 A6GCS, also known as the Pinin Farina Berlinetta. Maserati presented its game changer to the world at the Turin Motor show of 1954, This new A6 caught the attention of people then, and still has people talking about it till today.

Maserati started producing its sports cars, the A6s in 1946. Before the production of the Berlinetta in 1954, Maserati produced several eye-catching A6s.

These cars were beautiful sports cars and roadworthy coupe. What else should we know of Italian carmakers for, if not beauty and elegance.

The Game Changer - The 1954 A6

Here's what led to the production of the 1954 Maserati A6GCS. Maserati customers taking part in the mille miglia race demanded the Berlinetta version of their favorite 2000 sport. The meaning of Berlinetta simply is "two-door."

Maserati experimented with six chassis for their new classic. Eventually, Maserati made four cars and one was finally chosen and displayed at the Turin Motor show.

A Classical Classic

The 1954 Maserati was a highly successful car. Maserati made a limited edition of this sports car racer in total and The brain behind the design on the 1954 A6GCS Berlinetta is Pinin Farina, and this was his last design for Maserati. One could assume that he put in all his best in the making of this beauty. Pinin Farina made his last masterpiece for Maserati with a perfect bodywork and uninterrupted flowing lines. This made the car more curvy and beautiful, combining iconic style with racing beauty.

Although Maserati introduced its unique Spider Corsa bodywork before the 1954 version of the A6, something looked different with that of this new one. The previous Spider Corsa bodywork were beautifully sculpted but the cars still had a boxy look. The new Maserati's road going version came with a different chassis, which gave it a uniquely shaped body frame.

A Beautiful Design

The Maserati 1954 A6GCS Berlinetta - the sports car made for the road was one of the finest sports car many racers desired to have. Patterned after a sports car, the Berlinetta had a low roof and an all aluminum body, a design that allowed for a lightweight. Maserati made this to enhance its performance on road.

Its round shaped and bulging headlights fit perfectly into its spider Corsa bodywork. Who needed an aggressive front grille in those days?

All Maserati needed to win the heart of its customers was a simple and yet classy Italian front grille design. Beautifying the front fenders are the wheels the car rests on. Maserati made sure that their wheels are not just for race, but also for aesthetic purposes. They made the wheels of gorgeous and complicated interlocking wires, made of aluminum.

Another interesting and perhaps the simplest and most fascinating design of this car are its doors. The doors have hinges that can be easily detached, so that the door just comes off totally, the lids of the car also has this same design

This icon has a front mounted straight 6 double overhead camshafts. This pushes out a maximum power of 170 hp at 7,500 rpm and a top speed of 235 km/hr. This connects to a manual four speed manual transmission that provides power to the driven wheels.

The Price Of A Maserati 1954 A6 Today

Although the 1954 Maserati A6GCS Berlinetta had little achievement in sports, its simple but elegant styling also made its fame go far and wide. Since its creation in 1954, it has also won various awards, including the Peninsula classics best of the best awards and the Gran Turismo Trophy. It was also voted "best in show" in 2016, at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. One of the few cars made, sold for $3.7 million as far back as 1996. While all of these cars survive today, with some retaining their original specifications, others got new bodies.

The available Maserati A6GCS today are usually auctioned with a price range that's as high as $3.25 million to $3.7 million. This is mostly due to the fact that the number of units produced were few. This price may vary greatly depending on the seller. However the highest price a Maserati A6GCS spider sold at $5.17 million at an auction.

Quite expensive, but nothing, not even price would stop a classic lover from going for what they want. The Maserati A6GCS is the real deal - the game changer Maserati needed. The production of the 1954 Maserati A6GCS Berlinetta was just for a year. Maserati produced just 4 units of its A6GCS from 1953 to 1954.

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