What price exclusivity? Nearly six figures, based on RM Auctions' predictions for the upcoming sale of a custom Maserati. The 2009 Maserati Touring Bellagio Fastback was created by coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera, and is based on a Maserati Quattroporte sedan.
The unique Maserati shooting brake was one of four created in 2009; this particular example was commissioned by former Ducati president Dr Carlo Bonomi. Under the hood is a Maserati 4.3-liter V-8 engine, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Inside the long-roof bodywork are reclining rear seats, a dog barrier for the cargo area, a special compartment that can fit two shotguns, a fridge for chilling champagne, and a pair of seven-inch screens in the back of the front headrests. Outside, the car received unique 19-inch wheels and updated taillights from the 2010 Maserati Quattroporte. It is painted Metallic Forest Green.
The Maserati Touring Bellagio Fastback is up for sale on May 25 at the Villa Erba auction in Italy. Although the car has no reserve, RM Auctions expects it will fetch between $103,000 and $155,000. That's due not only to the car's stunning design, but also to the fact that only three other cars like it exist in the world.
Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera, based in Milan, turns countless Italian cars into unique creations. Most recently, we saw the firm transform the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione supercar into the retro-inspired Disco Volante; its shape mimics that of the 1952 Alfa Romeo C52. Touring Superleggera was responsible for the design of the C52, of which only three examples of the C52 were ever built.
Source: RM Auctions