‘What goes around comes back around’ is the simple law of karma. And if you ever wondered what karma might look like in a physical form, well, a boomerang might be a good example. But, we’re not talking about the ‘throw and return’ wooden stick we grew up with, but rather one of the fiercest, smoothest and unique auto creations from Giorgetto Giugiaro; the Maserati Boomerang.
The Boomerang was always registered as a road car, but intended as a one-off show car. It was first revealed back in 1971 at the Turin Motor Show, then again at the 1972 Geneva Motor Show, where it attained the status as the highlight vehicle for both events. It was then sold to a private individual in 1974. Almost 16 years later in 1990, it reappeared and was shown at the Bagatelle Concours in Paris. Then again in 1993 at Concours Italiana, Carmel (Ca.) and Pebble Beach, this time with a new owner and some restoration. It made another appearance in 2000 at the Monterey Historic Automobile Races, and Pebble Beach – 50th Anniversary -, 2012 “BEST OF SHOW”, Monte Carlo, Monaco, 2013 “BEST OF SHOW” and most recently in October of 2014 at “Paris Motor Show”, Paris, France.
Hold your breathe no more, this classic returns yet again, retaining all of its features in tact. With its angular, ruler-like design, it boxes itself out from the norm, making it a masterpiece that truly stands alone and with a V8 engine that gasconades an incredible 300bhp and a top speed of 186mph, it’s one iconic street legal vehicle you won’t miss. The interior is unique on its own. The entire dashboard is encapsulated within the steering wheel of the vehicle.
If you’re feeling lucky, the Maserati Boomerang will be up for auction at the Chantilly Sale on September 5, 2015 in Bonhams, but bring a big check book, it’s projected to exceed $4 million.
Story By: Nico Triunfante
Images By: Bonhams