1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490
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1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE
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1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490 1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE  Chassis no. AM115.49.2490 Engine no. AM115.49.2490
1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE
Coachwork by Ghia - Design by Giorgetto Giugiaro

Chassis no. AM115.49.2490
Engine no. AM115.49.2490

4,930cc DOHC V8 Engine
4 Weber Carburetors
335bhp at 5,500rpm
3-Speed Automatic Transmission
Independent Front Suspension – Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Disc Brakes


*Matching numbers example
*Beautifully restored inside and out
*Late-production, 4.9 Liter SS version with A/C
*Elegant Dark Blue over Beige livery
*Recent mechanical refurbishment



THE MASERATI GHIBLI

A strong contender for the "most handsome car of the 1960s" title, Maserati's Ghibli debuted in coupe form at the Turin Motor Show in November 1966. Styled at Carrozzeria Ghia by Giorgetto Giugiaro and named after a Sahara Desert wind, the Ghibli rivaled the Ferrari Daytona for straight-line performance - its top speed was close to 275km/h (170mph) - while beating it for price. More than 4.5m long and 1.8m wide, the Ghibli occupied an inordinate amount of space for a mere two-seater, but perhaps the most startling aspect of its appearance was the height, or rather the lack of it.

Dry-sump lubrication enabled the engine to be mounted deep in the chassis, permitting a low bonnet line, while limited suspension travel ensured that the tires did not foul the wheel arches. The roofline fell away from the top of the steeply raked windscreen to the chopped-off tail, Giugiaro thus achieving a cabin lower than that of almost all the Ghibli's contemporaries, albeit one with restricted headroom for rear passengers.

Like the contemporary Mexico 2+2, the Ghibli used a shortened version of the Quattroporte saloon's tubular steel chassis in its live rear axle form. In preference to the more complex suspension designs favored by its rivals, the Ghibli used leaf springs and a single locating arm, a much more easily maintained arrangement.

The power unit was Maserati's powerful, four-cam, 90-degree V8, an engine derived from that of the 450S sports racer and first seen in road-going guise in the 5000GT. This was used in 4.7-liter form up to 1970 when it was superseded by the 4.9-liter SS version in order to meet ever more stringent emission laws. The gain in horsepower was minimal, but in either case performance was stunning, with 160km/h (100mph) attainable in under 16 seconds. This neck-snapping acceleration resulted from the V8's enormous torque, which made the Ghibli one of the most flexible and easy-to-drive GTs of its era. One of the most stunning sports cars ever made, the Ghibli was a worthy rival for the Ferrari Daytona and represents exceptional value for money today, just as it did 40 years ago.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This fine example of the desirable US specification 4.9 SS variant was completed at the Modena-based Maserati works in 1972; the final year of Ghibli production. Power is provided by the upgraded SS V8 engine, with an output of 335 brake horsepower, here mated to a Borg-Warner three-speed automatic transmission. This sporting Ghibli Coupe is finished in a subtle and beautiful color combination of dark blue complemented by a Beige leather upholstery. The interior is lavished with luxury options, including an adjustable steering column, electric windows, reclining seats with headrests, a heated backlight, a Blaupunkt AM/FM eight-track stereo, and even factory air conditioning.

In the mid-1990s, the Ghibli was completely restored by Automotive Restorations, of Connecticut, and earned Best in Class at the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance and Best Maserati at the Pocono Maserati-Ferrari East Coast Meet. It has since been fastidiously maintained, and was in 2013 treated to much mechanical refurbishment work, totaling over $35,000 in receipts.

The Ghibli is considered to be one of Maserati's finest road cars. The classic Giugiaro penned design perfectly emphasized the cars outstanding performance, yet gives the car enough elegance to make it worthy of the trident on the hood. A great car for high-speed rallies such as the Copperstate 1000, this stylish Ghibli Coupe is ready for its next caretaker.
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