Jay Geils 1961 OSCA 1600GT Coupé

Source: http://www.bonhams.com/

One of 24 built
c.1961 OSCA 1600GT Coupé
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Fissore
Chassis no. 00103
Engine no. 00103

In 1937 the three surviving Maserati brothers sold out to the Orsi Group and after WW2 founded Officine Specializzate per la Costruzione Automobili Fratelli Maserati – OSCA for short – to build limited edition competition cars. One of the reasons for the Maserati brothers’ departure was that they did not want to be involved in making road cars – they were racers pure and simple. …The history of chassis number ‘00103’ is unclear until the late 1970s when the car was for sale at Rudy Pas in Holland, at that time finished in Alfa Romeo purple livery. It later resurfaced in Connecticut, USA in the ownership of John Geils of the then famous J Geils Band. John restored the OSCA (he later owned a Ferrari restoration business) and painted it red. The car was later sold to the celebrated Swedish collector Hans Thulin, known for his Ferrari GTO and Bugatti Royale. Subsequently put on display in a Swedish museum, it was purchased in 2002 from the latter by the current owner, who advises us that the bumpers and ‘Fissore’ script have always been missing. (More)

Sold for CHF 75,400 (£49,146) inc. premium (20th Dec 2008)