Bonhams has sold the one-off Maserati Boomerang concept car for €3.3million at the Chantilly auction
The one-off Maserati Boomerang concept car has sold for almost €3.3million at Bonhams’ Chantilly Arts & Elegance Concours d’Elegance auction.
This Giorgetto Giugiaro-styled concept is a one-off, and unusually for a motor show special, is fully road-legal and drivable. After some frenzied bidding from the room and over the telephones, the Boomerang found a new home for a final bid of €3,289,500.
Along with the 27 other cars offered in Bonhams’ Chantilly sale, the auction brought in a total of €7.5m. Another interesting Maserati was the 1968 Maserati Mexico 4.7-Litre Coupe, featuring a stylish Frua body – one of just three every produced. This fully-restored example recently won the ‘Best of Show’ award at Maserati’s centenary celebrations, selling for €646,300 at the auction.
A collection of eight cars from the French businessman and art collector Alain Dominiqe Perrin also attracted significant attention, specifically the Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9 that was previously owned by French songwriter Claude Francois, which sold for almost €100,000 to a private European buyer.
James Knight, Bonhams Group Motoring Director commented: ‘This auction is a welcome addition to our series of blue riband sales. We look forward to our sale at the Goodwood Revival next week and the very special single-owner sale in Denmark later this month.’