Moss-raced Lister-Jag, rare Frua-bodied Maserati on Bonhams’ Scottsdale docket

Stirling Moss was among those who have raced in this 1959 Lister-Jaguar | Bonhams photos

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A former Team Cunningham 1959 Lister-Jaguar and a 1952 Maserati AG6 2000 Spider, one of only three with coachwork by Frua, have been consigned to Bonhams’ eighth annual January auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, the auction house has announced.

Bonhams termed the pair “two very special mid-century sporting cars.”

Lister-Jag power plant

The Lister-Jaguar sports racer was raced by Stirling Moss and Walt Hansgen and won the SCCA C-Modified class national championship. 

The car was designed by Frank Costin “during the golden years of post-war racing (and) is considered one of the most original examples in existence,” Bonhams said. 

Only three such Frua-bodied Maseratis were produced
Maserati interior

The Maserati has been shown at both the Pebble Beach and Villa d’Este concours d’elegance and at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering.

“It’s a pure and pristine example of one of the most sought after Italian bespoke open-top sports cars,” Bonhams said.

The auction is scheduled for January 17 at the Westin Kierland resort and spa.

A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


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