This one-of-a-kind Maserati Shooting Brake is headed to auction
A unique 2016 Maserati Quattroporte Shooting Brake is estimated to fetch up to $120,000 at auction.
The car is a genuine one-off, coachbuilt by Briton Adam Redding for a client who had originally hoped to get hold of one of only four Bellagio Quattroporte wagons made by Touring in Italy. After missing out on a Touring car at auction in 2013, the Maserati aficionado commissioned his own from Redding.
Redding, a bodywork specialist who normally works with classic Aston Martins, Jaguars, and Bristols, spent 1500 hours building the “Cinqueporte.” Starting with a series of computer renders, Redding finalized the styling, which differs from the Touring version, with a rear that has echoes of the Mercedes-Benz CLS.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Italian car’s electrics proved to be the most tricky part of the project. After fitting an electric tailgate-lifting system, it was apparently a major challenge to get the tailgate and car to communicate.
The Cinqueporte is finished in gunmetal gray with a standard Nero Black interior. The 20-inch Mercurio alloys are black and the car is fully loaded with posh add-ons.
The only blemish on the car’s resume is the engine. Instead of the wonderfully sonorous and powerful Ferrari-derived V-8 it has a three-liter V-6 turbodiesel. No doubt that helped save a bit at the pumps over the car’s 8714 miles, but it’s shame that it won’t go as well as it shows.
If that turbodiesel doesn’t put you off then you can bid for this singularity at Historics Auctioneers on May 15.