1956 Maserati A6G/2000 Spyder by Frua
Pietro Frua was one of the great (and sometimes unsung) masters of the Italian carrozeria as exemplified here by the coachwork on this Maserati. In my opinion this clearly is an evolution of the Ferrari 166MM “barchetta” (Touring of Milan) series but taken to another level of sophistication and drama. Interesting to see the use of “chromed sidepipes” upon it but it ties to its racing chassis heritage. And one can see features in this that inspired the later UK designers who created the AC Ace and later Shelby Cobra.
Of course I can’t leave everything “as is”! I made a few subtle changes to the lofting and profile and also added a modern interpretation of early 1970’s Ferrari 246 Dino wheels. This is just a case of keep it simple and don’t do anything foolish or crazy. It already is a timeless design to start with.