1970 Maserati Ghibli 4.9-Litre SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM115/49 1854

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Lot 569
1970 Maserati Ghibli 4.9-Litre SS Coupé
Registration no. JYY 382J Chassis no. AM115/49 1854

£ 60,000 - 70,000
US$ 79,000 - 92,000
Withdrawn
1970 Maserati Ghibli 4.9-Litre SS Coupé
Registration no. JYY 382J
Chassis no. AM115/49 1854

Footnotes

  • Right-hand drive chassis number ‘1854’ was originally delivered to Alec Mildren PTY Ltd, of Pacific Highway, Pymble, NSW, Australia in September 1970. Ordered in Verde Gemma (green) with Bianca (white) leather interior, the car resided in the sunny climate of Australia's New South Wales until it was shipped to the UK in 1990. MoT’d that same year, it was first registered in the UK in June 1991.
    From late 1994 through to May 1995 Windmill Classics carried out a body restoration at a cost of some £9,500, which included the replacement of both sills and footwell panels. The rubbers were replaced on refitting and the car fully serviced before being returned to its owner.
    In 1996 the car was sent to marque specialists Bill McGrath Ltd for a strip and rebuild of the engine (£10,300) and a full mechanical and detail refreshment (£3,669). McGrath continued to maintain the car, there being further bills on file including one for rebuilds of the suspension, brakes and steering in 2000 at a cost of some £6,500.
    By late 2000 the Ghibli had been sold to Maserati UK for their Heritage Collection, and during their ownership through to 2005, somewhere in the order of £10,000 was spent internally at the Maranello Egham workshops.
    2004 saw the engine removed once again and returned to McGrath for a complete strip and rebuild (£18,000) while additional sums of £9,000 and £4,200 were spent on further restoring and perfecting the car, including the fitment of a stainless-steel exhaust system. In 2005 the chromework was re-plated and refitted along with new rear numberplate lights.
    Since its arrival in the UK ,‘1854’ has been enhanced in every respect and all of the foregoing information is substantiated by invoices or documents contained within the comprehensive file that accompanies it. In addition to the invoices, the file contains a copy of the car’s original dispatch note; letter dated 1993 signed by Giordano Casarini of Maserati SpA, Modena confirming build details; Australian registration documents; shipping and customs documents; previous and current registration documents; expired tax discs; parts manuals and maintenance books; numerous photographs and a copy of Classic Cars magazine featuring the car. There is a separate file of the car’s provenance, engine/body rebuilds and MoTs.
    Now refinished in red with tan leather upholstery, this rare right-hand drive example of the Ghibli in its ultimate and most desirable 4.9-litre ‘SS’ specification is in exceptionally good condition in every respect following its comprehensive restoration. It has graced the cover of Classic Cars magazine (September 2007 issue) and sits on restored and correct Campagnolo alloy wheels shod with Pirelli tyres. This is the finest Ghibli we have encountered in some time and certainly the best right-hand drive example.

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1970 Maserati Ghibli 4.9-Litre SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM115/49 1854
1970 Maserati Ghibli 4.9-Litre SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM115/49 1854
1970 Maserati Ghibli 4.9-Litre SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM115/49 1854
1970 Maserati Ghibli 4.9-Litre SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM115/49 1854
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