At a Glance:
Build date: July 1970
Exterior color: Marrone Colorado
Interior color: Senape
Engine: 4.7 liter, quad overhead cam dry sump V8 (matching number)
Gearbox: ZF 5-speed
Optional power steering
Recently completed a 9 year restoration
Designed by a young Giorgetto Giugiaro while at Carrozzeria Ghia, the Maserati Ghibli has been referred by some as the most beautiful sports/GT car of all times. Even if you do not agree with that strong of a statement, there is no denying the Ghibli is certainly a very striking and handsome car whose timeless design has aged very well. Even today, when driving a Ghibli, people stop and stare at the car's beautiful line.
Powered by a dry sump V8 engine and fed by four Weber carbs, the Ghibli delivers the performance you would expect from an Italian exotic. Its closest competitor, and the car it is most often compared to, is the Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona. Both are large front engine cars. Both were for 2 people and were built in the similar years (1967 – 1973). Both were priced about the same (the Ghibli was a little more expensive) and built in similar numbers (about 1150 each). Where the cars differ are in their character. The Daytona was optimized for performance while the Ghibli towards being a “gentleman’s GT cruiser”. People that own both cars generally agree that the Ghibli is the better car for regular driving and rallies.
The exterior styling of the Ghibli is equally matched by a gorgeous interior. The Ghibli all leather interior is quite spacious and can easily accommodate tall drivers. One famous Ghibli owner was basketball star Wilt Chamberlain.
This particular car is a superb 1970 Maserati Ghibli that has recently completed a 9 year restoration. The engine was completely rebuild as was also the brakes and suspension. A bare metal paint was done in its original Marrone Colorado color. Connolly hides in the correct original Senape color and grain were imported from the UK. The car is fitted with its matching numbers 4.7 liter engine, 5-speed ZF gearbox, optional power steering, late style engine cylinder heads, late style interior, AC, Becker Grand Prix radio. Included are the tool kit, jack in the bag, manuals, restoration receipts, car cover and Maserati Classiche documentation.
An engine compression test was performed by Vintage Racing Motors on June 2020 with the following results:
Cyl1)190 Cyl2)190 Cyl3)195 Cyl4)195 Cyl5)190 Cyl6)195 Cyl7)190 Cyl8)190
This Ghibli is stunning! It needs to be seen to be fully appreciated as photos do not do the car justice. The color and quality of the paint and interior makes it a strong contender to any serious Concours d'Elegance. The car is also suited for long distance rallies.
For the car's history please click here.