Maserati Ghibli
1967
4.7 litre V8
manual 5-speed transmission
air conditioning
chassis AM115 028

mileage reading 78888 kms

to be auctioned at RM Sothebys Monaco Auction 14th May 2022

 

Named after a Sahara Desert wind, the Ghibli rivaled the Ferrari Daytona for straight-line performance – its top speed was close to 275km/h (170mph). At more than 4.5m long and 1.8m wide, the Ghibli occupied an inordinate amount of space for a mere two-seater, but perhaps the most startling aspect of its appearance was the height, or rather the lack of it.

Desirable colours and matching numbers, as well as a very early example, chassis number 028 means this was the 14th Ghibli built – odd numbers were reserved for open top versions which were not produced until much later.

Excellent earlier restoration in Switzerland, engine bay cosmetics kept original and there are marks of use.
Recent (2021) recommissioning work done on brakes and carburetters etc.
Air conditioning electrics are not connected and the system has not been filled or tested.
Registered and inspected as historic vehicle (museorekisteröinti).

First owner in Italy, at least one in the USA.
Since 1989 full history known: one in Switzerland and one in Finland.
More history is very likely to be found soon.

Comprehensive extracts from Maserati Classiche archives including test drive data sheets, as well as the following details and matching numbers;

– autovettura Ghibli Coupé
– chassis AM115*028
– engine AM115*028 4719 cm3
– gearbox ZF S 5/325
– body GHIA (Giugiaro design) – Closed
– 5 x wheels Borrani forged
– external colour Rame Metallizzato Italver 2443201
– interior Connolly Pelle Senape PAC1775
– tappeti in tinta = carpeting in matching colour

12.4.1967 factory order placed by first owner Eng. B Veronese from Monselice (Padova) at dealer Ditta Orfeo Ferasin Vicenza
17.7.1967 delivery to customer
– at some point sold to USA
8/1989 imported to Switzerland, change of owner Mr V Steuer, Chamoson CH
1/1991 first registered and taken to road use in Switzerland
12/2008 MOT/Contrôle Technique roadworthiness inspection, Lausanne, 78012 km
1/2009 various repairs, 9117 Eur
7/2009 imported to Finland, EU taxes and duties paid (not registered), change of owner – present owner
2021 various recommissioning works
10/2021 registered in Finland as historic vehicle, MOT/TÜV technical inspection valid until 2025

Please note all viewings are by appointment only

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