MASERATI GHIBLI 4.7 SPYDER

MASERATI GHIBLI 4.7 SPYDER


Brand:
Maserati
Type:
Ghibli
Color:
Rosso Fuoco
Interior:
Black
Year of build:
1970
Price:
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  • Extremely rare manual version
  • Only 83 4.7 Liter Ghibli Spyders have been built and only 25 were delivered with a manual transmission
  • Very desirable original factory options such as airconditioning, radio and electric power steering 
  • Accompanied with the rare, specially dedicated to this car spare part booklet
  • Presented in the original colour combination of Rosso Fuoco with Black Connolly leather and matching black convertible top
  • Matching-numbers body, chassis and engine verified by Certificate of Origin issued by Maserati Classiche in March 2021
  • Undergone a full-body, bare metal respray at Italian marque specialist Il Bottegone
  • With a power output of 310 BHP at 5,500 RPM, the Ghibli was a very powerful and fast car for its time

 

Awarded “Car Designer of the Century”, Maserati Ghibli designer Giorgetto Giugiaro commanded mastery over automobile aesthetics and innovation, designing a wide range of award winning cars. 

In 1966, one of his most prolific years, Giugiaro delivered four of the most critically acclaimed designs of the decade, the finest among them being the Maserati Ghibli. 

The clean lines that characterized the Ghibli were a visual delight, and firmly established Giugiaro’s reputation as a master in automotive design. The Ghibli not only featured a fresh body design, the mechanical features were among some of the most advanced available for any road car.

The proportions were classic, and the front engine configuration-with a long hood and steeply raked windscreen-was perfectly adapted for an open-top version. The Ghibli Spyder was strictly a two-seater; its fabric roof folded away neatly underneath a rear deck panel behind the seats. So in 1969, the Ghibli Spyder was born.

Originally 125 examples were built, 45 of them being the upgraded 4.9 SS version. From the remaining 4.7 version, only 25 were built with EU specification and thus a manual transmission. 

This Ghibli Spyder is one of the very rare manual transmission examples.

 

ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC EXAMPLE

This Ghibli Spyder is recorded to have been manufactured in December 1970, according to the accompanying Certificate of Origin by Maserati Classiche, issued in March 2021. 

Originally, this Ghibli was finished in Rosso Fuoco over a Black Connolly leather interior and matching black convertible top. 

The attractive specification was completed by the very rare and desirable Borrani-forged wire wheels and a wood-rim steering wheel. 

Under the bonnet, the Maserati was built with a 4.7-litre V8 engine paired with a the extremely rare and sought after five-speed manual ZF gearbox. To make it easier to manoeuvre, the car originally has power steering from the factory. A very rare option that few Ghibli Spyders had. 

The car retains this specification today.

According to the files accompanied with the Ghibli, the car was delivered new to Baker Motors Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. 

Later, in the 1980’s, the the car was imported to Sweden in the 1980s, where it remained until it was exported to Germany in 1993. 

Subsequently, the Maserati was acquired by the Hirschberg family – of Bavarian nobility as prominent landowners in Germany – in 1999.

After the passing of a family member, the car was then sold to a new owner. 

 

CONDITION EXTERIOR

The Maserati Ghibli is in a very nice condition. 

The paint of the car can be considered very beautiful, as it received a full-body, bare metal repaint at significant marque specialist Il Bottegone in 2021. Photos of the proces are available with the car.

All other aspects of the exterior is very nice. 

All the glasses are in a nice condition without big signs of use. 

The chrome/brightwork seems to be original and in a beautiful condition.

This amazing example of a Ghibli Spyder is sure to appeal to enthusiasts of Maserati and all Italian roadsters in equal measure.

 

CONDITION INTERIOR 

Also the interior of the car is in fantastic condition. 

The easily recognizable wooden trim steering wheel still looks amazing, showing no signs of damage on the wood and metal. 

The Black Connolly leather interior shows very minimal sign of use as well as the carpets. 

All key items in the interior such as the meters, gauges, knobs, emblems window handles, steering wheel etc. are in a very nice condition. 

Overall the interior has an excellent feeling.

 

DRIVING EXPERIENCE

Driving this Maserati, one is reminded of the magic of driving an original car that has been properly tended to with originality in mind.

The car starts easily, releasing a raw V8 exhaust note that was available in Italy only from Maserati. 

Power in all gears is quite impressive, 335 bhp in a car from 1970 is quite impressive after all.

Gearbox is smooth and reliable. The car feels fast, but controllable. Within just a few miles confidence builds to even the newest drivers as the 4 carburetors team up to deliver more and more pleasure with each accumulating mile. 

 

 



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