Giorgetto Giugiaro’s creations are among the boldest and most iconic Italian cars ever made, and this one set the industry on fire in the early 1970s.
Maserati was looking for a way to get away from their sleek and sensuous lines and invite discussion around what the future would be. The Maserati Boomerang was first unveiled at the Turin Motor Show in 1971, and today, as a press release from Bonhams tells us, it’s preparing to cross the block.
With an interior straight out of Tomorrowland, the Boomerang’s steering wheel exists as a leather covered ring that orbits the circular instrument cluster. The large side glass is raked inboard at a sharp angle, making the low slung cockpit look larger than it really is. Seats mounted below and between the frame rails don’t offer too much practicality, but their pleated Italian leather looks like a comfortable ride.
Based on the Bora’s chassis, the Boomerang also borrowed the 4.7-liter V8 tuned to 300 hp. It is a registered and fully functional car that has taken top honors from Pebble Beach to Monte Carlo. The release from earlier this week announced that it will be a part of Bonhams’ upcoming Chantilly Sale. If you need to own the concept that set the pace for Italian design, make plans to be in Chantilly, France on September 5.
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