One of the rarest Maseratis ever made is headed to auction this month, and it is expected to fetch over $3 million from a very lucky buyer. The Maserati “Boomerang” concept is a one-of-a-kind Maserati that has not been seen in decades, and will certainly not be seen by most of us, ever. The Boomerang was born as a concept car at the 1971 Turin Motor Show, and needless to say, it never made it to widespread production. This status makes the Maserati Boomerang one of the most rare and most sought-after Maseratis in existence.
The Maserati Boomerang was last seen a year after this debut, this time at the 1972 Geneva Motor Show, and then it just disappeared. The concept car has made the rounds at car shows and on display; however, only a tiny handful of people can claim to have ever driven this incredibly unique Maserati. But that is all about to change for one lucky (and very rich) buyer.
Naturally, the Maserati Boomerang has never been subjected to rigorous road tests, and the car certainly does not represent the latest in 21st Century engineering and technology. However, what we do know about the Boomerang makes us believe it will be plenty impressive once it gets out of the showroom and on the road.
The Boomerang is built over the chassis of the Maserati Bora, which was one of the classic Maserati vehicles of the 1970s. That means that the Boomerang comes equipped with a V8 engine that puts out a solid 300bhp, and the car is said to be able to reach a top speed of 186mph. So, the Boomerang isn’t exactly a slouch, even if it is a little bit dated.
Of course, what makes the car so valuable is not its performance, though. The Maserati Boomerang is a legitimate one-of-one model that will never be found anywhere else. And for serious car collectors, there is nothing more important than that fact.
Just how much money the Boomerang will fetch will be decided soon, but look for a figure north of $3 million at a minimum.