1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.7-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. AM115 1962

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Lot 302
1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.7-Litre Coupé
Chassis no. AM115 1962

€ 40,000 - 60,000
US$ 45,000 - 68,000
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1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.7-Litre Coupé
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Ghia

Chassis no. AM115 1962
A strong contender for the 'most handsome car of the 1960s' title, Maserati's Ghibli debuted at the Turin Motor Show in November 1966. Styled at Ghia by Giorgetto Giugiaro, the Ghibli rivalled the Ferrari Daytona for straight-line performance while beating it for price and, arguably, looks. The Ghibli used a tubular steel chassis while the power unit was Maserati's race-proven, four-cam, 90-degree V8 engine, which was used in 4.7-litre form up to 1970/71 when it was superseded by the 4.9-litre version. The gain in horsepower was minimal but in either case performance was stunning, with 100mph (160km/h) attainable in under 16 seconds. By the time production ceased in 1973 a total of 1,149 coupés and 125 spiders had been made.
Retaining its original engine, this manual transmission Ghibli Coupé was sold new in the USA and purchased there by the current owner in April 2005 at Bonhams & Butterfields' Brookline, Massachusetts Sale (Lot 612). At that time the car was finished in its original Champagne colour, the interior having been re-trimmed in white leather, and was described as carefully maintained but never restored. The Ghibli had been in the then owner's hands for eight or nine years, and was reckoned by him to be the best of the four he had owned, being used regularly and benefiting from considerable expenditure on the mechanicals. Described by the vendor as in generally good condition, this beautiful Italian masterpiece is offered with United Arab Emirates registration papers.

Sérieuse candidate au titre de « plus élégante voiture des années 1960, la Ghibli de Maserati fit ses débuts au salon de Turin en novembre 1966. Dessinée chez Ghia par Giorgetto Giugiaro, la Ghibi rivalisa avec la Ferrari Daytona pour la vitesse de pointe tout en la battant pour le prix et, peut-être, pour la ligne. La Ghibli utilisait un châssis tubulaire, tandis que son moteur était le V8 à 90 degrés à quatre arbres à cames en tête bien éprouvé en course, qui fut utilisé en version 4,7 litres jusqu'en 1970/71 avant de faire place au 4,9-litres. Le gain de puissance était minimal, mais dans les deux cas, les performances étaient sidérantes avec une accélération de 0 à 100 km/h en moins de 16 secondes. Au moment de l'arrêt de la production en 1973, un total de 1 149 coupés et de 125 spiders avait été produit.
Équipée de son moteur d'origine, cette Ghibli Coupé à boîte manuelle vendue neuve aux Etats-Unis a été achetée dans ce pays par le vendeur actuel en avril 2005 à la vente Bonhams & Butterfields' Brookline du Massachusetts (Lot n° 612). À cette date, la voiture peinte dans sa teinte
d'origine Champagne, l'intérieur ayant été regarni en cuir blanc, était décrite comme soigneusement entrenue, mais jamais restaurée. Cette Ghibli aux mains de son propriétaire d'alors depuis huit ou neuf ans était présentée comme la meilleure des quatre Ghibli qu'il avait possédées, utilisée régulièrement et bénéficiant de considérables dépenses en mécanique. Décrite par le vendeur comme étant en bon état général, ce chef-d'œuvre de la production italienne est accompagnée de ses papiers d'immatriculation émis par les Emirats Arabes Unis.

Saleroom notices

  • Veuillez noter que cette automobile a été retirée de la vente en raison de problèmes de transport et de l'impossibilité d'arriver à temps pour la vente. Cette automobile sera présentée dans notre vente de Monaco du 11 mai 2012. Please note that this car has been withdrawn from this auction due to problems in transporting the car to Europe in time for the sale. The car will now be offered for sale at our Monaco auction on 11th May 2012. Please note that this vehicle is subject to EU import taxes and fees. These charges will be invoiced separately by our customs agent, Roger Benaim Transports Internationaux. E. [email protected] T. +33 (0) 146 27 48 48 Bonhams will be unable to release the vehicle to the purchaser until all charges have been paid in full. Veuillez noter que ce véhicule est sujet aux taxes et frais d'importation EU. Ces charges seront facturées directement par notre transitaire, Roger Benaim Transports Internationaux. E. [email protected] T. +33 (0) 146 27 48 48 Bonhams ne sera pas en mesure de remettre le véhicule acquis à l'acquéreur avant que l'intégralité des charges aient été payées en totalité.
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1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.7-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. AM115 1962
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1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.7-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. AM115 1962
1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.7-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. AM115 1962
1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.7-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. AM115 1962
1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.7-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. AM115 1962
1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.7-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. AM115 1962
1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.7-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. AM115 1962
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