Offered for sale by a private seller in Weldon Spring, Missouri is this 1954 Maserati A6GCS Spyder replica. The A6 was a series of six-cylinder GT cars made by Maserati from 1947 to 1956. Pininfarina designed almost all A6 bodies and they are regarded as some of the most elegant sportscars of the period, and thus some of the most valuable. Beyond the A6 characters denoting the series, the G refers to cast iron block material (Ghisa), and the CS refers to Corsa Sport (built for racing).

The seller of this A6GCS does not give much information in the ad. From the look of the cockpit, trunk panel and hood, we’re pretty certain this replica is aluminum bodied, which will add a premium to any build. The metal work in the interior appears to be of a high quality also. In terms of accuracy, this Maserati could benefit from larger wire wheels and a flush mounted grill like the original. The bulge in the hood also appears to be a non-original touch, however this example hides a V8 with Weber-style carburetors, necessitating the hood bulge.

A quick internet search reveals that the Maserati A6GCS is not replicated often and there are no others for sale stateside. The seller’s $149,000 price tag is right in the ballpark for handmade, alloy-bodied cars, but the lack of other examples for sale makes it hard to value. If this rare red roadster is right for you, check it out here on Hemmings.


Text by Dean Larson