The Maserati Boomerang is the epitome of 1970s retro futuristic design, and it still looks great today, which is surely a testament to Giorgetto Giugiaro’s iconic ‘wedge’ styling. It’s also one of the most recognizable concept cars from the era, and if you have the money, it could be yours at Bonham’s upcoming Chantilly sale in September.
First displayed at the 1971 Turin Motor Show, the Giugiaro-designed Boomerang left a large and lasting impact on the world of automotive design. Volkswagen bosses took one look at the Boomerang and asked Giugiaro to design the now-legendary MK1 Golf, and it also served as the inspiration for Lotus Esprit.
One year after its appearance in Turin the Boomerang re-emerged at the 1972 Geneva Motor Show, this time in fully functioning form. Based on the Giugiaro-designed Maserati Bora, the Boomerang now had a working 300 horsepower 4.7-liter V8 and 5-speed manual transmission. It could also crest the 300 km/h mark(186 mph), so this show car wasn’t all for show after all.
Today the Boomerang looks better than ever, and it’s currently in working form and road registered. According to Autoblog, it could fetch a shocking $4 million at Bonhams Chantilly, making it one of the most expensive Maserati models ever sold.