<B>1967 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.7 COUPE</b>

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Lot 83
1967 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.7 COUPE

US$ 225,000 - 275,000
€ 190,000 - 230,000
To be sold without reserve
Amended
1967 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.7 COUPE
Coachwork by Ghia – Design by Giorgetto Giugiaro

Chassis no. AM115.532
Engine no. AM115.532

4,719cc DOHC V8 Engine
4 Weber Carburetors
330bhp at 5,500rpm
5-Speed Manual Transmission
Independent Front Suspension – Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Desirable Ghibli with factory 5-speed manual transmission
*Finished in stealth black over grey livery
*Striking Giorgetto-designed icon
*Excellent choice for the Copperstate 1000 rally



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 in price. At 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 lower cabin 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 This was used in 4.7-liter form up to 1970 when it was superseded by the 4.9-liter SS version in order to meet the ever more stringent emission laws.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 lovely example of Maserati's classic Ghibli Coupe offers potent V8 power – controllable with the desirable 5-speed gearbox – all packaged in stunning Giugiaro styling. Completed at Maserati's Modena workshops in early 1967 this Ghibli Coupe, chassis no. AM115.532, was built as a left-hand-drive equipped with the desirable 5-speed manual ZF transmission. Although the car's early history remains unknown, it picks up in 2000, when the car is said to have been restored by renowned Ferrari and Maserati restorer Bob Smith Coachworks of Gainesville, Texas. The car remains in lovely condition today, and appears to have been well-maintained and preserved since the restoration. Fitted with a Blaupunkt radio with modern Pioneer speakers, the car presents strikingly well in stealth black exterior over a light grey interior.

This smart, beautifully restored Ghibli, with its factory 5-speed manual transmission and striking color combination, truly makes an appearance wherever it goes. A superb example for high-speed rallies such as the Copperstate 1000, this Ghibli Coupe is ready for its next owner.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this car was completed in July of 1968 as a US-market car, and is accompanied by copies of Maserati factory records.
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