Musty Maserati ‘barn find’ heads for Gooding Scottsdale auction

Jan 24, 2016 820

by Bob Golfen

Enid, Oklahoma, doesn't seem like the sort of place where you might unearth a rare and valuable coachbuilt Maserati convertible, but that is where this dusty "barn find" was discovered after at least 20 years stored inside a private garage. In as-found condition and still wearing British license plates, the 1962 Maserati 3500 GTi Vignale Spider will be auctioned during Gooding & Company's sale January 29-30 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The Maserati is offered as a restoraiton candidateSo-called barn finds have gained loads of admirers in recent years, and Gooding has turned up quite a few distressed relics that have sold for surprising amounts, sometimes for more than an equivalent car in restored condition.

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