The Maserati Boomerang epitomises a supremely confident & futuristic era in Italian auto design. The razor-sharp lines of the Boomerang were designed by the legendary Giorgetto Giugario and resonate in his other works of the same period – BMW M1, Lotus Esprit, DeLorean, VW Golf/Scirocco & Passat, Lancia Delta and other concepts like Alfa Romeo Caimano & Maserati Medici.
The Boomerang was first shown at the Turin Auto Show in 1971 as a non-functional concept car. The phenomonal wedge shape went down a storm and Maserati developed it into fully functional vehicle in 1972, utilising many parts from the Bora coupé including the 300+bhp 4.7 litre V8 engine.
Maserati went on to present the road-going car at shows in Geneva, Paris, & London. In 1974 Maserati’s parent company, Citroen went bankrupt.
The one-off Boomerang had one last outing at the Barcelona Auto Show and was then sold to a private owner. The car has changed owners a few times since and has only been seen a handfull of times in public over the following decades.
Most recently the Boomerang was sold in 2015 for €3,3M by Bonhams in their Château de Chantilly sale.
Original early ’70s Maserati Boomerang publicity photos shown below:
The stunning Maserati Boomerang photos below are from Bonhams auction listing page on their website:
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