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This past Monday was the Columbus Day holiday, and those lucky folks who enjoyed the day off in New York City had the opportunity to see the city’s 66th annual Columbus Day Parade travel up Fifth Avenue. Adding to the Italian-American celebration was a series of vintage and modern Maserati automobiles, which participated in the parade.
Among the Modenese eye and ear candy were a 16-cylinder 1929 V4 Spyder (a world speed record holder that was rebodied as a road-going car in 1931 by Carrozzeria Zagato), a 1955 A6G54 GT Frua Berlinetta (the 1955 Turin Motor Show car), a 1956 300S (the Stirling Moss and Juan Manuel Fangio-driven 1956 Venezuelan Grand Prix winner) and a 1970 Ghibli SS Spyder (one of 25 SS convertibles built). Five of the new Pininfarina-designed GranTurismo Convertibles carried parade honorees.
Continuing the rolling art exhibit, Maserati is displaying a 2011 GranTurismo Convertible as part of a special exhibition in Grand Central Terminal through Friday. This car is being raffled off to support the scholarship funds of the not-for-profit Columbus Citizens Foundation, the organization that also hosts New York’s Columbus Day Parade.