Production of the Ghibli began with a fastback coupe in April 1967, joined by the Spider in 1969. Through 1969, a race-bred, mid-mounted 4,719 cc V8 engine with dry-sump lubrication and two chain-driven camshafts per cylinder bank powered the Ghibli, producing 330 bhp.
While capable of supercar performance, the Ghibli is equally renowned for its drivability at any speed, as well as its predictable, balanced and forgiving handling, thanks to its near-perfect weight distribution and low center of gravity. Just 1,274 Ghiblis were produced between 1967 and 1972, and today, the Ghibli remains highly coveted for its superior driving dynamics, race-inspired engineering and timeless Giugiaro-penned styling.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in August of 2010 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California and in May of 2012 at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco.
330 bhp, 4,719 cc V8 engine with dual overhead camshafts per cylinder bank, four Weber dual-choke carburetors, Borg-Warner three-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with unequal-length wishbones, coil springs and anti-roll bar, live rear axle with radius arms and semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 100".
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Tom Wood