Classic Maserati collection will net millions

SPEED Maserati Tipo 26M
SPEED Maserati Tipo 26M

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FOUR classic Maserati cars, some of which haven’t been seen for 60 years, are to be auctioned at Goodwood Revival.

The multi-million pound collection, owned by the Hartley family, includes a unique 1929 Maserati Tipo 26M four-seater sports racing car.

It is predicted by Bonhams auctioneers to fetch between £1.8 and £2.2 million when it goes on sale on September 15.

The car has been owned by the family for 60 years, and has been restored over a 30-year period.

The car’s sister vehicle is also in the collection, and is expected to net between £400,000 and £600,000.

Maserati club member Anthony Hartley found the car in South Africa in the 1970s and carried out a painstaking restoration.

Also in the collection is a V4 16-cylinder Grand Prix car replica, worth between £400,000 and £500,000, which was built from scratch by Mr Hartley as a perfect copy of one the Sedici Cilindri – that was capable of speeds of up to 170mph in the 1920s.

A 1955 Maserati A6G2000 Coupe, coachwork by Allemano, also in the collection is expected to realise between £200,000 and £250,000 at the sale.

Malcolm Barber, Bonhams Group CEO, said: ‘Anthony Hartley is a real Maserati connoisseur whose love of the marque began in the early 1950s when the four-seater Tipo 26M sports racer first came into his family’s ownership.’