Includes jack in the bag, original tools in the roll, and very rare original owner's manual. The manual is for the SS version and is in both Italian and English.
The lacquer paint has cracked in several areas. This is to be expected of 35 year old paint. Personally I would leave it as is since the car looks very good from 10 feet and might as well keep it original.
4.9 liter, 5-speed, Borrani wire wheels, power steering, AC, quad exhaust, 31K original miles
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 lines.
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 the Ferrari Daytona is MUCH more expensive; both to purchase and maintain.
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 1972 Ghibli SS is a two owner California car with only 31K miles. Sold new in Los Angeles and has always been there until now. The car is currently in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Has all the desirable features you would want on a Ghibli SS; the larger 4.9 liter engine, Borrani wire wheels, power steering, 5-speed, AC, original tools and owner's manual, and factory quad exhaust. Overall the car is very good original condition.
The original owner had a collection of exotics (Miura, Daytona, 300SL, etc), all of which were painted black. The dealer did not have a black Ghibli available therefore the first owner purchased this Ghibli (originally red) and had it painted with 15 coats of black lacquer. The paint the car has today is still the same paint since the car was almost new. Paint looks very good from 10 feet although there are some areas where the paint has cracked; this is to be expected from paint
that is now over 35 years old. The wire wheels were redone by Borrani a few years ago and look like new. The interior is very nice and unmolested. It still has the original front carpets with the logoed heel pads. Luckily nobody ever installed a modern radio nor was extra speakers cut into the door panels.
Mechanically this car is sweet! Engine runs great with excellent oil pressure. Coolant temperature stays constant, gearbox shifts well, brakes work as expected. All the gauges, switches, lights, clock in working order, except the AC which probably needs Freon. Ghiblis are great rally cars as they are comfortable for long drives and quite reliable for an exotic.
Included is the original jack with bag, tools in its roll and factory supplied owner’s manual. The owner’s manual is the rare 4.9 liter version in English and Italian.
This is a no stories Ghibli SS, ideal for the collector that appreciates an un-restored car.