VIN number AM1115 1562
This is a Maserati Ghibli coupe with the desirable combination of late style 4.7 liter engine (with the late style heads and 42 DCNF carbs), 5-speed, power steering, AC and Borrani wire wheels.
The previous owner bought the Ghibli in 2003 in California and brought it to Atlanta. Until 2003, the Ghibli had lived most, if not all, of its life in Californa. The car was not running good and he soon discovered a couple of cylinders were low. He took the Ghibli to a shop, the engine was removed and disassembled. New pistons and bearings were purchased .... some minor work was done to the engine but never re-assembled .... and there it sat for 3 years. The owner got fed up with the repair shop and sold the Ghibli to me.
The car has a very 1970's color scheme ..... gold with brown interior (with black piping). I have never been a fan of gold cars but the brown interior actually looks good. I think the car would look awesome in blue sera (dark blue), or black, with that interior.
The body is straight and rust free. Paint quality is fair with a few minor dents here and there. Still has its original Blaukpunt Gran Prix radio and electric antenna (nice touches). There is a small crack on the windshield but it does come with a brand new windshield. Included are the original "Certificato D'Origine" ... which is the paperwork from the factory to Foreign Cars City, who was the Maserati importer at that time. I had never seen this paperwork with any of the other Ghibli I have owned. All and all, this is a very honest car that needs someone tocomplete the work.
I cleaned some of the chrome and it is quite nice. Unless you are looking at making it a 100 point show car, most of the chrome, including the wire wheels can be cleaned up. The only pieces I would re-do are the two rear chrome bumper over riders and the pot metal wire wheel caps.
The tail lights currently on the car are not original. There is a proper set included, it looks like they could be new.
This is the ownership history, according to the archives kept by the German Maserati Club:
- 1970, gold/brown
- 1978 with Don Skogmo –Carmel.CA./USA
- 1981 with Joseph P. Dember –San Fernando Valley.CA./USA
- 2003 located in LA.CA./USA, sold to Joe Creamer, Alpharetta GA