1969 GHIBLI 4.7 330HP V8 COUPE - MATCHING #'S IN EXCELLENT UNRESTORED CONDITION!
Price: US $169,500.00 Item location: Santa Monica, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Maserati
- Model: Ghibli
- SubModel: 4.7L COUPE-EUROPEAN MODEL WITH SERVICE RECORDS!
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Black
- Year: 1969
- Mileage: 61,857
- VIN: AM115614
- Color: Red
- Engine size: 4719cc 330HP B8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 2WD
- Interior color: Black
- Options: CD Player, Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1969 Maserati Ghibli 4.7L COUPE-EUROPEAN MODEL WITH SERVICE RECORDS!Please note that experience shows us that the photobucket of over 100 large pixel pictures posted here are in most cases best viewed and downloaded using the very latest and most updated version of the 'Firefox' browser as some other browsers and especially older browser versions are not capable of accommodating the size of the download. Over the years our clients have overwhelmingly been appreciative of our many unaltered large pixel photos posted in our ads and our feedback has been that it is very rare that a dealer will post all but the most flattering of professionally finished photographs. We prefer to post the many photos taken of the car, in sometimes unflattering but natural sunlight, in order for our prospective buyers to be able to see true and reliable images of the car advertised and that is the reason for some seemingly duplicated shots. We trust you will agree.
West Coast Classics are proud to present a simply stunning and beautiful example of this very rare and internationally desirable European model unrestored 1969 Maserati Ghibli 4.7L 330HP V8 Coupe with believed to be 99K kms (61K miles) on its original matching #'s engine in great daily driving condition with a full recent service at a renown local technicians and fully documented recent service history for the last 15 years!
This particular car boasts its all original matching #'s 4.7L 330HP V8 engine, interior, knock off wheels, standard four wheel disc brakes and factory air conditioning and the optional 5 speed ZF manual transmission. The Ghibli boasted four wheel disc brakes as standard, a very necessary consideration to stop this all steel bodied beast! Today these models are commanding both a premium price and respect amongst sports car enthusiasts worldwide as one of the ultimate collectible classic Italian sports car, for both its timeless appearance and performance!
This is therefore a very original and seemingly completely accident and rust free car example of a European model 1969 Maserati 4.7L 330HP V8 coupe with all of it's original factory specifications and options intact including its original Veglia gauges and original 15" x 7.5 knock off solid 'Campagnolo' wheels with central spinners and has its original spare wheel in the trunk. It also boasts its mostly all original Black leather interior, apart from an after marker CD player which was professionally installed in the dash without any cuts.
The car has been mechanically restored as required over the years by its most recent southern California owner and it has been serviced at a renown local Santa Monica European technician's shop who have given the car a clean bill of health with over 15 years of service records available. There are no signs of any accidents or rust and the thick file of service records shows that at no time was any expense spared on this particular cars preventive and required maintenance. The brakes, boosters, alternator and headlight hydraulics have all been rebuilt/restored, the water pump is new, remarkably there are no splits in the car's original leather seats which remain still supple, all the gauges and switches are working and the carpeting is not worn.
The Maserati Ghibli was the replacement model for the Mistral and Maserati's premium two seater Grand Tourer for its day and is renown for its beautifully understated masculine and muscular with perfect proportions design; courtesy of the legendary young designer Giogetto Giugiaro. It was conceived as the ultimate late 60's road car and although it may have not been as technically advanced as it rivals, the Ferrari 275GTB/4 and the Lamborghini 350GT; it was at least as beautiful with a distinctly new fresh lean and low shape from Giugiaro, the talented young designer for Ghia andws further enhanced by its formidable 4.7L V8 engine with 330HP and enormous torque. To this day, Giugiaro himself states that it is one of the designs he is most proud of, a car some say is better looking than the same era's legendary Ferrari 365GTB/4 Daytona. Almost fifty years after its first production years, the Ghibli is still considered one of the sexiest collectibles possible to enhance any serious collection or garage with many enthusiasts considering it the greatest of all road going Maserati's!
The sensation of the 1966 Turin show and still today highly regarded as Maserati's ultimate front engine road car, it boasted stunning styling with low ground hugging looks on an all steel body, making it quite heavy yet still capable of up to 160mph due to extra displacement and output from the Maserati four cam V8. It had the perfect pedigree of luxury, performance and flawless Ghia styling that never again came together quite so sublimely.
It is of note that the later SS model, introduced in the Ghibli's 3rd year of production, was a purely marketing tool for Maserati, and although it did have a 4.9L engine with a slightly higher top speed of 165mph and only 5bhp more, this was the only difference between the SS model and the 4.7L model. The Ghibli ended its production run in 1973 having built only 1,149 coupes and 125 Spiders, and they are becoming very thin on the ground with only very few still remaining and with some reports of only maybe some 500+ Coupes still in existence; therefore ensuring their legacy as one of the worlds lowest production supercars. They were followed by the Citroen influenced Bora and Khamsin which were to become Maserati's new flagship cars into the new decade; although these models lacked the symmetry and restraint of the more tasteful 1960's Maserati's.
This is a rare opportunity to own a very rare and internationally desirable European model 1969 Maserati Ghibli 4.7L coupe model still boasting most of its original specifications intact including its original matching #'s engine, knock off wheels, factory A/C and leather interior! To buy, restore and get running such a car today would require the assistance of a very understanding banker, at best, and to find one like this particular southern California unrestored very original and stock example in such fine running and cosmetic shape is truly a remarkable find indeed!
For further information contact West Coast Classics through EBay or on 310-399-3990 during regular California business hours.
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