1967 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Coupe

Why, with all its aesthetic beauty, adequate performance, and driveability, does the Ghibli continue to sell for just a quarter the price of a Ferrari Daytona?


Giorgio Giugiaro penned the striking lines for Maserati’s Ghibli, which debuted at the Turin Auto Show in 1966. Sporting a quad-cam V8 making 335 hp, the car was well received by the press and the public, and in retrospect, was the high-water mark for Maserati. For the collector, the Ghibli is a highly affordable, useable and attractive example of Italy’s best work in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

The Ghibli 4.7 Coupe on offer here is a beautiful example that is understood to be in concours condition throughout. The vendor reports that the car has been meticulously cared for over the last 14 years and has been garage kept, regularly serviced, and in the same ownership since the late 1980s. The paintwork is in near-concours condition, as is the interior, engine and engine bay. Mechanically, this Ghibli is reported to run and drive as expected. This is truly one of the most useable, affordable and sexy Italian supercars of the period, and there are few cars that compare.

John Apen

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John holds degrees in engineering and operations research from the University of California-Berkeley, New York University, and Johns Hopkins. He vintage raced a Ferrari TdF for 13 years and has been restoring old cars for nearly 50 years. He owned the Atlanta Ferrari-Maserati dealership, FAF, for 17 years. He’s always had an affinity for obscure American cars, and in high school, he drove a 1936 Packard convertible coupe, followed by a 1949 Olds Holiday hardtop that got him through college. Today his garage includes 11 cars, including a Top Flight 1960 Corvette he’s owned since day one, a 1957 T-Bird, and several vintage Ferraris. His automotive library contains over 5,000 magazines and books and 1,800 auction catalogs. He has contributed to SCM since 1996.

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