Buy

Maserati Ghibli (1966 - 1973)

Discussion in 'Maserati' started by miuras, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. Portenos

    Portenos Formula 3

    Aug 20, 2004
    1,831
    Seattle
    Full Name:
    Carguytour
    There-in lies the reason for the difference in price. Although a lot of fixing could be done for the $150,000 difference in price.
    Just saying....
    FGM
     
  2. To remove this ad click here.

  3. thecarnut

    thecarnut F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Apr 22, 2006
    2,656
    Atlanta
    Full Name:
    The Car Nut
    Was it #1181 ?

    Ivan
     
  4. lussoman

    lussoman Karting

    Sep 7, 2008
    116
    Yes, it was your former Spyder, #1181

    Chris
     
  5. lussoman

    lussoman Karting

    Sep 7, 2008
    116
    Oh, I agree completely. It is a great car for a show quality restoration project. It seemed expensive for a #4 driver that leaves the garage floor wet, but the buyer didn't seem to mind. As projects go, Ghibli spyders are as rare as hens teeth.

    Chris
     
  6. thecarnut

    thecarnut F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Apr 22, 2006
    2,656
    Atlanta
    Full Name:
    The Car Nut
    The car had all original leather, carpets and even the soft top was original when I had it. It is a pity the car degraded so much over the last 20 years. Unbelievable that someone would redo the tranny cover in vinyl!
    I am confused as to what you mean by "originally USA model converted to Euro mechanically". Did it have a KPH speedo? If you are saying the original USA restrictive manifolds were change to the Euro style then I see that as a positive.

    Ivan
     
  7. To remove this ad click here.

  8. lussoman

    lussoman Karting

    Sep 7, 2008
    116
    That Ghibli spyder is wonderful old thing, I use to see it at the race track in Sonoma twice a year where the previous owner would be there for vintage racing. It always sat out in the hot sun with the top down all weekend and looked like a car you just hop in and drive without a worry of whether you got mustard on the seat from your hot dog.

    I image that the car overheated at some point as everything leaked and from appearances just stayed that way. There were signs of a steady stream of oil from each head.
    The car was presented as a time capsule survivor that was worth a premium due to its preservation class status - I just didn't see it. I felt the offer should start with a 5 and not a 6, but alas I was wrong. The leather was faded, the carpets were a bit scruffy, the car originally came with quad exhaust which it no longer has, the original paint is lost, etc.

    Indeed the euro headers, cam shaft timing are a good thing and certainly make the car more responsive. I think it has both, the headers were euro.

    Chris
     
  9. 3500 GT

    3500 GT Formula 3

    Nov 2, 2008
    1,165
    USA
    Full Name:
    Gentleman Racer
  10. lussoman

    lussoman Karting

    Sep 7, 2008
    116
    Different car
     
  11. fridolin_pt

    fridolin_pt Karting

    Mar 25, 2008
    150
    Germany NRW
    Full Name:
    Fritz
    No, they are rare but this was a prominent owner or a blind buyer.
    My car is in excellent condition but I would not rate it that high.

    Image Unavailable, Please Login

    And it is not generally driving better than a Ferrari. A Daytona was much faster but driving like a race car, not comfortable. This is for cruising. If you drive a California it is a bit older but more of a sports car and lots of fun.
     
    -K1- and MK1044 like this.
  12. To remove this ad click here.

  13. red27

    red27 Formula Junior

    Sep 7, 2010
    626
    London UK
    Full Name:
    Mark Oliver
    Well it seems another long hidden Ghibli has emerged into the light...

    https://www.gullwingmotorcars.com/1972-maserati-ghibli-ss-4.9-coupe-c-4306.htm

    nice colours I think. And 5 speed. You have to hand it to Peter Kumar, he certainly has a nose for sniffing these out.
    Interestingly, the black almost derelict very early Ghibli pictured by the river, that they were listing last year seems to have been sold.
    Let’s hope we see it in better shape in due course

    best to all.
    Mark
     
  14. wbaeumer

    wbaeumer F1 Veteran
    Consultant

    Mar 4, 2005
    8,068
    Mark,
    link does not work for me!
     
  15. italiancars

    italiancars F1 Rookie

    Apr 18, 2004
    2,888
    Hershey, PA
    contrary to the listing, this Ghibli is Not a 1972. It’s #2068, it was probably built in 1970.
     
  16. red27

    red27 Formula Junior

    Sep 7, 2010
    626
    London UK
    Full Name:
    Mark Oliver
    Not sure why Walter. I just tried it and it was ok. Anyone else have problems??
    You can find the car via the Gullwing stocklist , which I am guessing you have probably done anyway by now!

    best

    Mark
     
  17. Nembo1777

    Nembo1777 F1 Veteran
    Silver Subscribed

    Nov 4, 2006
    7,809
    opposite lock
    Full Name:
    Marc Sonnery
    Works fine for me, maybe a temporary bug...
     
    awohlmann likes this.
  18. wbaeumer

    wbaeumer F1 Veteran
    Consultant

    Mar 4, 2005
    8,068
    Mark,

    ...now it works. Strrrrrrange! o_O
     
  19. thecarnut

    thecarnut F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Apr 22, 2006
    2,656
    Atlanta
    Full Name:
    The Car Nut
    10 days ago at the Highlands, NC Motoring Festival. Bill Warner's yellow Daytona sits next to the Ghibli, followed by a nice Miura and a F40. There were many other really nice cars including a superb 275GTB in a beautiful shade of green , a 250 GT 2+2, an Aston DB5 ......
    The Ghibli drove well to and from the event and there was a 6 hour drive the day before where at one time the rains came pouring down. Ghibli top did its job and wife was happy.

    Ivan
    Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
    psw, 3500 GT and staatsof like this.
  20. staatsof

    staatsof Seven Time F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Mar 13, 2005
    77,616
    Fuggetaboutitland
    Full Name:
    Bob
    AC working well enough too? I don't remember from when I saw this car at Monterey if you've converted it to a modern compressor or not?
     
  21. Froggie

    Froggie Formula Junior

    Sep 27, 2017
    341
    Belgium
    Full Name:
    Serge
    Nice set of cars.
    Ivan, these Borrani are 4 lug nuts or splined centers ?
     
  22. thecarnut

    thecarnut F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Apr 22, 2006
    2,656
    Atlanta
    Full Name:
    The Car Nut
    They are the late style 4 lug nut type.

    Ivan
     
    Froggie likes this.
  23. thecarnut

    thecarnut F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Apr 22, 2006
    2,656
    Atlanta
    Full Name:
    The Car Nut
    The AC works but I do not like using it. Even though the compressor was recently rebuilt I can feel enough vibrations that it concerns me what fatigue it is being placed on the water pump housing. I've seen many broken water pump housings.
    Converting to a modern compressor would not work for me as it is very visible on these cars.
    It is not big deal as the top is seldom up.

    Ivan
     
    Froggie likes this.
  24. wkagan

    wkagan Karting
    Silver Subscribed

    Sep 23, 2004
    77
    SF, CA
    Full Name:
    Walt
    I would appreciate any suggestions for a replacement battery for my 1970 Ghibli 4.7.
    Thanks,
    Walt
     
  25. malcolmb

    malcolmb Formula 3
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Apr 17, 2002
    1,000
    San diego
    Full Name:
    Malcolm Barksdale
    Ivan: green 275 is mine. remember i visited you to see the Bora several years ago. Malcolm
     
  26. GrifoS2

    GrifoS2 Rookie

    May 20, 2007
    31
    AC compressor conversion to modern one, is there solution for original clutch pulley installation?

    Juha
     
  27. thecarnut

    thecarnut F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Apr 22, 2006
    2,656
    Atlanta
    Full Name:
    The Car Nut
    Look at this video


    Ivan
     
  28. GrifoS2

    GrifoS2 Rookie

    May 20, 2007
    31
    Ivan,

    I chose wrong word "modern"...

    I also like to keep car original, but minimize risk of failures,
    I have NOS AC hoses, I will install those to the car,
    is it possible to install rotary compressor, keep everything else original,
    and use RS-24 or other R12 substitute?

    Juha
     

Share This Page