This was my first Maserati Ghibli which I purchased sight unseen from Belgium. The car had a terrible automatic transmission and did not run that great when it arrived.
The engine was sorted out but the three speed automatic transmission was not a good match for this car. I had the car repainted red, which was the thing to do back in the 1980's
The car was a good introduction to the Ghibli and it gave me the desire of getting a spyder, which I did a few years later. This time I made sure to get one with the 5-speed gearbox.