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One-of-a-kind Maserati Boomerang Sold for $3.76 Million, Less Than Initially Estimated

Why would a concept car from 1972 sell for that amount of cash, you ask? Because it has the word unique written all over the place. Not only was it designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro himself as a one-of-a-kind idea, but it also has road legal papers attached to it. Impressive as it may be, the price it went under the hammer with the other day still is lower than expected.
One-of-a-kind Maserati Boomerang Sold for $3.76 Million, Less Than Initially Estimated 8 photos
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A concept that would tickle most of the petrolheads present at the 1972 Geneva Auto Show, the Maserati Boomerang may have never turned into a model car, but it sure influenced the later ones. Its smooth, rather Sci-Fi design would affect Giugiaro’s plans for many years. Apparently, it changed the final look of the VW Golf 1, Lancia Delta, Maserati Quattroporte III and others.

The Boomerang's unique dashboard layout would have the steering wheel and gauge cluster part of a single console that emerges from the dash while the steering wheel rotates around the stationary gauges. As a rarity that it is, the auto always was an award-winning vehicle, therefore being to the likes of eccentric designers as well.

Last time we checked, the Boomerang featured prominently last year for Louis Vuitton print and video ads. The celebrity factor is quite prominent in this lost soul, but there’s not much to say about the engine sitting under the hood.

We’re looking at a mid-mounted 4.7-liter carbureted V8 engine driving the rear wheels with some 310 horsepower, although these specs were the initial figures, so there’s no telling how things look nowadays.

As we mentioned earlier, the pre-sale estimate of about €4 million ($4.54 million) was never met, but that doesn’t mean the final bid wasn’t impressive. On September 5, at the Château de Chantilly, France, the car rolled across the Bonhams auction block collecting a staggering $3.7 million.

 
 
 
 
 

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