1970 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Spyder by Ghia

€975.000 - €1.100.000

Villa Erba

Chassis No.
Engine No.
Body No.
AM115/S 1079
AM115 1079

Documents: Proof of EC Taxes Paid

  • One of only 83 4.7-litre Ghibli Spyders constructed
  • Retains its original engine; less than 50,000 kilometres from new
  • Late-production example; fitted with factory air conditioning, power steering, and Becker Europa radio
This stunning Maserati Ghibli Spyder was delivered to its original owner, an airline pilot, in Rome, Italy. A late 4.7-litre, European-specification example with power steering, chassis 1079 was delivered new with Giallo paintwork over a black leather interior, according to Maserati Classiche. Approximately five years later the Ghibli was sold to its next owner, an American, who imported the car to Texas, where it remained until 1985 in excellent original condition.

This owner imported the Ghibli to Ontario, Canada, and enjoyed it for several years prior to embarking on a thorough restoration that would total in excess of $85,000 and take more than two years to complete. At this time, the car was refinished in black. The standard Ghibli wheels were replaced with a set of original Borranis after the owner approached Carlo Borrani himself. Borrani agreed to sell him four of the last 12 handmade wheels at a cost of approximately $12,000. The car still wears these wheels today.

Currently finished in triple black, this Ghibli Spyder presents beautifully throughout. The black leather interior is in excellent condition, as is the engine bay, underbody, and hood. The odometer shows just under 50,000 kilometres, which is believed to be original. The Maserati has travelled minimal distance since its restoration.

Rarer than a Ferrari Daytona Spider and arguably more attractive, the Ghibli Spyder is considered by many to be one of the finest open grand touring cars Maserati has ever produced. Furthermore, only 25 4.7-litre Ghibli Spyders were built with manual transmissions and in left-hand drive for the European market. For cruising the Italian Riviera in top-down fashion, there truly is nothing better.

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