<b>1967 Maserati  Ghibli 4.7 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. AM115.074 <br />Engine no. AM115.074

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1967 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Coupe
Coachwork by Ghia

Sold for US$ 268,800 inc. premium
1967 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Coupe
Coachwork by Ghia

Chassis no. AM115.074
Engine no. AM115.074
4,719cc DOHC V8 Engine
4 Weber Carburetors
330bhp at 5,500rpm
5-Speed Manual ZF Transmission
Independent Front Suspension - Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*26-month comprehensive restoration by Milestone Motorcars completed in 2020
*Presented in its factory original livery of Blue Sera over Senape
*Desirable early production example retaining matching numbers engine
*Offered with extensive restoration file and factory records


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 This was used in 4.7-liter form up to 1970 when it was superseded by the 4.9-liter SS version in order to meet ever more stringent emission laws.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 over 50 years ago.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This outstanding Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Coupe stands out as a beautifully restored example. Completed at Maserati's Modena workshops in July of 1967, this early-production Ghibli, chassis no. AM115.074, was built as a left-hand drive Coupe. It is finished as it appears today in elegant Blue Sera over Senape leather interior, and according to the Maserati Factory records, the car was delivered new to Firenze, Italy with an Automatic Borg Warner gearbox. This information could be an error however, because when the car went through its recent thorough restoration, no signs of an earlier automatic transmission was found, and the Ghibli is known to have been a 5-speed manual car for decades. This desirable early production Ghibli presents today with all the attractive factory features that came on the early Ghiblis, including the smooth non vented hood, delicate chrome bumpers, Campagnolo alloy knock off wheels, a lower rear hatch design, wooden steering wheel and shift knob, and toggle switches.

Although the Maserati's early history post its home-market delivery remains unknown, this Ghibli has recently come out of a nearly 30-year Wisconsin-based custodianship. Finished in its original color of Blue Sera over Senape leather interior, this stunning Ghibli underwent a 26-month rotisserie restoration completed in December of 2020 by Milestone Motorcars in Delray Beach, FL. During the restoration, the body was taken down to bare metal and the factory undercoating was removed. Most Ghiblis of this era are now heavily undercoated, but this example has no undercoating leaving the floors finished in the lovely blue color matching the body. Other components tended to during the restoration included the suspension and brakes, while the matching numbers 4.7-Liter DOHC V8 engine underwent a full refurbishment. The sporty Campagnolo alloy wheels were refurbished as well and shod on a fresh set of Pirelli tires. A comprehensive binder documenting the work carried out with photos and details of the restoration is included with the sale, along with a tool kit and wheel wrench.

These powerful and sharp-looking Giorgetto Giugiaro designed GT's are among the most desirable cars ever produced by the legendary Modena-based Maserati company and remain highly collectible today now that Maserati has brought back the Ghibli namesake to their model range. This smart, beautifully restored Ghibli, with a 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 4.7-Liter Coupe is ready for its next owner.


Saleroom notices

  • Please note, that Maserati Classiche and Adolfo Orsi has confirmed that the car was ordered from new with an automatic gearbox. The first owner was Roberto Benelli, President of the Mugello Racing Circuit, Tuscany, Italy, and the 5-speed manual gearbox was fitted during his ownership.
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<b>1967 Maserati  Ghibli 4.7 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. AM115.074 <br />Engine no. AM115.074
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<b>1967 Maserati  Ghibli 4.7 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. AM115.074 <br />Engine no. AM115.074
<b>1967 Maserati  Ghibli 4.7 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. AM115.074 <br />Engine no. AM115.074
<b>1967 Maserati  Ghibli 4.7 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. AM115.074 <br />Engine no. AM115.074
<b>1967 Maserati  Ghibli 4.7 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. AM115.074 <br />Engine no. AM115.074
<b>1967 Maserati  Ghibli 4.7 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. AM115.074 <br />Engine no. AM115.074
<b>1967 Maserati  Ghibli 4.7 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. AM115.074 <br />Engine no. AM115.074
<b>1967 Maserati  Ghibli 4.7 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. AM115.074 <br />Engine no. AM115.074
<b>1967 Maserati  Ghibli 4.7 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. AM115.074 <br />Engine no. AM115.074
<b>1967 Maserati  Ghibli 4.7 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. AM115.074 <br />Engine no. AM115.074
<b>1967 Maserati  Ghibli 4.7 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. AM115.074 <br />Engine no. AM115.074
<b>1967 Maserati  Ghibli 4.7 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. AM115.074 <br />Engine no. AM115.074
<b>1967 Maserati  Ghibli 4.7 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. AM115.074 <br />Engine no. AM115.074
<b>1967 Maserati  Ghibli 4.7 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. AM115.074 <br />Engine no. AM115.074
<b>1967 Maserati  Ghibli 4.7 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. AM115.074 <br />Engine no. AM115.074
<b>1967 Maserati  Ghibli 4.7 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. AM115.074 <br />Engine no. AM115.074
<b>1967 Maserati  Ghibli 4.7 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. AM115.074 <br />Engine no. AM115.074
<b>1967 Maserati  Ghibli 4.7 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. AM115.074 <br />Engine no. AM115.074
<b>1967 Maserati  Ghibli 4.7 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. AM115.074 <br />Engine no. AM115.074
<b>1967 Maserati  Ghibli 4.7 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. AM115.074 <br />Engine no. AM115.074
<b>1967 Maserati  Ghibli 4.7 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. AM115.074 <br />Engine no. AM115.074
<b>1967 Maserati  Ghibli 4.7 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. AM115.074 <br />Engine no. AM115.074
<b>1967 Maserati  Ghibli 4.7 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. AM115.074 <br />Engine no. AM115.074
<b>1967 Maserati  Ghibli 4.7 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. AM115.074 <br />Engine no. AM115.074
<b>1967 Maserati  Ghibli 4.7 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. AM115.074 <br />Engine no. AM115.074
<b>1967 Maserati  Ghibli 4.7 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. AM115.074 <br />Engine no. AM115.074
<b>1967 Maserati  Ghibli 4.7 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. AM115.074 <br />Engine no. AM115.074
<b>1967 Maserati  Ghibli 4.7 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. AM115.074 <br />Engine no. AM115.074
<b>1967 Maserati  Ghibli 4.7 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. AM115.074 <br />Engine no. AM115.074
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