1970 Maserati Ghibli

In addition to this Ghibli, I also have a 1972 Ghibli SS available.

VIN: AM115.1508

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. If going around the race track is your thing, go for the Daytona. Of course there is also the matter of price, as today you can buy three Ghiblis for the price of one Daytona.

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 very nice 1970 Maserati Ghibli in burgundy with black leather interior. It is fitted with the 4.7 liter engine, 5-speed ZF gearbox, late style wheels, late style engine cylinder heads, late style interior, quad exhaust, AC, Becker radio. Engine is the original and matches the car's VIN.

The paint, chrome and glass are nice. The interior is mostly original with the exception of the seats which were nicely redone in black leather to match the rest of the interior. The headliner is in very good condition. Rear seat cushions are included. Overall the interior looks very nice. Undercarriage is excellent with no signs of rust or prior accidents.

Mechanically this car is VERY nice!. It runs and idles flawlessly and revs up without hesitation. Great oil pressure and no smoke from the exhaust. There are receipts for over $32,000 spent between 2000 and 2002. This included cylinder head rebuilt, new stainless steel euro headers, AC work, carbs rebuilt, cooling system, brakes, and much more. The work was done by a well known Maserati mechanic. Copies of the receipts can be downloaded here.

These cars sound fantastic with the quad exhaust! This is the third Ghibli I have owned with the quad exhaust and it really transforms the driving experience. The euro exhaust manifold, which this car has, is also is a great improvement as the USA manifolds were somewhat restrictive.

All the gauges, including the clock, are in working order. The AC turns on but is not blowing cold, probably low on freon. Tires are Pirelli P4000 Super Touring in very nice condition. Clutch and gearbox are working properly. Car comes with original owner's manuals, receipts, tools and jack.

If you are not very familiar with Ghiblis, click here for a description of this Maserati model.

You can send me an e-mail if you are interested at ivan@thecarnut.com


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