In the 1950s, Ferrari and Maserati were Italian racing blood rivals, competing in everything from touring car racing to Formula One. The A6 was a series of cars that included everything from grand tourers to F1 racers with inline-six engines. To compete in the World Sportscar Championship, Maserati developed the A6GCS with a range of coach-built bodywork to suit specific series. This 1954 A6GCS was the factory team car for the early days of Maserati's racing division and competed in rallies and events like the Mille Miglia, where it finished third overall. Only 54 were made, and with this car's place in Maserati's racing history, it will command a premium when it crosses the auction block in Monterey this August.