The Giugiaro-designed Maserati Boomerang, the most significant dream car in the 1970 era, moves discounted at the begining of September at an auction by Bonhams in Chantilly, France.
Still functioning properly and fully road registered, the Maserati Boomerang emerged at Bonhams Chantilly Sale, going down on 5 September at Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille, residing in Chantilly, France.
About the?Maserati Boomerang
Unveiled?for epowood model on the 1971?Turin Motor Show, the Maserati Boomerang ended up being converted into a one-off fully operational prototype and presented along at the 1972 Geneva Show.
The Boomerang scaled like the Bora chassis and was operated by a 310 hp V8 engine.
The extreme design is described as?the wedge shape, having a minimal windshield angle of 13 as well as a total height of just 1,070 mm. 3 years later this feature influenced the design and style?Lotus Esprit. Many of the straight, radical body lines spark a sculpture-like look, because it’s reflected in the distinctive wheels.
Among the styling influences were several Giugiaro’s designs: within the the recess within the hood with the Iguana,?to?the front end and belt-line kind of the Tapiro, into the whole design of?the Caimano.
The interior echoes?the non plus ultra, futuristic look?with the exterior boasting a hubless?wheel?that leaves complete visibility on the circular instrument panel.
An additional technical highlight was the steering column connected by a chain, which would not move backwards in?case of front collisions.
Philip Kantor, Bonhams European Head of Motoring, said: “The Boomerang was the primary car of their time to create this sort of strong, angular style statement. It’s considered by many people to be one of the more remarkable forms of the 20th century and the ‘grandfather’ into the Volkswagen Golf Mk 1. The Boomerang has been confirmed at many world-class events including exhibitions and concours d’lgance for instance Villa d’Este and Pebble Beach, and is now offered with Bonhams first ever sale in Chantilly.”
For further information, visit Bonhams website.
(Source: Bonhams via Autoblog.com)