Tailor-made Maserati by Touring of Milan is one of four Quattroporte’s reformed into a fastback.
Italians aren't renowned for transforming coupes into fastbacks, but when they do the result is normally pretty special. This particular bespoke shooting brake, one of four built on the Masersati Quattroporte platform, was coachbuilt by Milan's Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera for former Ducati president Dr. Carlo Bonomi to use on his estate. Dubbed the Maserati Bellagio Fastback, this is the first of the quartet built and was unveiled at the Villa d'Este Concorso d'Eleganza in 2008.
Bespoke features include twin tilting rear seats, a fridge to chill the champagne, and a pair of seven-inch headrest monitors. The shooting brake tradition is maintained with a dog barrier in the back and a concealed compartment that can hold two pairs of shotguns. Finished in metallic forest green with gold coach stripes, the car, powered by the luxury sedan's 395-hp 4.2-liter V8, was later updated with 2010 taillights and 19-inch Borrani Bimetal alloys. The car will cross the auction block this weekend at RM Auction's Villa Erba, where it is expected to fetch up to 120,000 Euros. Images by Simon Clay courtesy of RM Auctions.