4.9 liter, 5-speed, Borrani wire wheels, power steering, AC, quad exhaust, tools, owners manual, fitted luggage 34K original miles.
This 1972 Ghibli SS was sold new in Los Angeles. I purchased the car in 2008 from its second California owner and then sold it. I had the opportunity of buying it back and recently the car arrived home. The second owned had the car for over 25 year years. In 2008 I asked him to document the car's history which you can read by clicking here.
It has its original owner's manual and factory tools. The 34K miles shown on the odometer are original. The quad exhaust was bought at the factory by the first owner. I added the fitted luggage to make it "complete". The fitted luggage was a rare option. I spent a year researching the luggage getting photos and measurements from several factory original sets as I wanted to reproduce a set for my Ghibli spyder. I had an extra set made which comes with this car.
Engine was rebuilt about 1,000 miles ago and comes with the receipts. The work was done by Terry Girone, who is a well known Maserati and Ferrari mechanic in Atlanta. Terry use to work for Bob Grossman who was the Maserati importer when the Ghibli was being made, he later was the service manager for the FAF, the Ferrari/Maserati dealer in Atlanta. Engine runs great with very good oil pressure.
The Borrani wire wheels were done and look very nice. Has brand new Pirelli tires. Seats were redone some years ago and the rest of the interior is original with nice patina, including the carpet. Not a trailer queen but a car that has been loved and maintained all of its life.
I have owned many Ghiblis over the years and this particular Ghibli SS looks and feels right. It has all the things you would want on a Ghibli ... from the larger 4.9 liter engine, the optional Borrani wire wheels, the optional power steering, the quad exhaust (which sounds great!), the original tool kit and manual, the fitted luggage, a strong engine with a recent documented rebuilt and a rust free California body.
A question I always get is "what would you do to it?" Personally I would just drive this car and preserve it as it is. If your intention is to completely take a Ghibli apart then it would be a shame to do it to this car as it would loose its originality. This Ghibli has been loved all of its life and needs to go to someone that will appreciate it for what this car is.