This piece sold for EUR54k at RM Sothebys in mid 2019. An exceptionally early production example, Kyalami chassis no. 006 was originally finished in Celeste Chiaro over Senape leather, and completed by the factory on 30 November 1976, Information provided by Maserati Classiche confirms that the car remained in the Modena area after delivery and was actually retained by the factory for testing purposes and later owned by Alejandro de Tomaso himself. Originally finished in Celeste Chiaro over Senape Connolly leather, there is an additional factory notation that the car was fitted with a Borg Warner automatic gearbox in July 1988.
After leaving its native Italy, the car was sold to the Netherlands in 1993 and would remain there through 2007. In 2011, it was purchased by the current owner and has been well preserved in his collection amongst other Maseratis. Recent service work includes €25.000 spent on a mechanical overhaul and some bodywork in 2015 by Fa. Schiemenz in Bonn followed by another €20.000 spent on overhauling the transmission on 2016.