Bonhams' Maserati collection auction to star at Goodwood

An important family collection of four Maseratis is set to feature as a highlight in the upcoming Goodwood Revival auction from Bonhams.

Maserati Tipo 1929 26M
A lovingly restored Maserati with an excellent racing pedigree

The collection comes from the Home Counties' Hartley family, with cars from the respected Maserati Club member Anthony Hartley at the forefront. In total, they are expected to realise several million pounds when sold at the Goodwood Motor Circuit, UK on September 15.

The auction will be led by an important 1929 Maserati Tipo 26M four-seater, which boasts Brooklands Double Twelve, Irish Grand Prix and RAC Tourist Trophy racing pedigree. The car has been with the family for 60 years and was restored and campaigned over a 30-year period. It will sell with a £1.8m-2.2m estimate.

Following this will be the Tipo's two-seater sister car, which is expected to bring between £400,000 and £600,000. The car was originally discovered by Anthony Hartley in South Africa in the 1970s and has since undergone a "painstaking" rebuild - tracking down many of its original components in the process.

"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. He is a knowledgeable engineer and craftsman who has researched the Maserati marque, followed the work of the four Maserati brothers and in some cases continued their evolution," commented Bonhams CEO Malcolm Barber.

Two of the cars from the collection will be on display at the Bonhams stand at this weekend's Vintage Sports Car Club Prescott Speed Hill Climb in Gloucestershire, UK.

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