Maserati Ghibli SS

Production of the Ghibli began with a fastback coupe in April of 1967, joined by a spider or convertible variant in 1969. The Ghibli was powered by a 4,719 cc V8 engine with dry-sump lubrication and chain-driven camshafts that was enlarged to 4,930 cc of displacement in 1970. The Ghibli was capable of accelerating to 60 miles per hour in fewer than seven seconds, en route to top speeds approaching 160 miles per hour. Meanwhile, its dual 50-liter fuel tanks provided a long-distance touring range of up to 450 miles. Just 1,274 examples of the Ghibli were produced between 1967 and 1972, and today, the cars remain coveted by both enthusiasts and knowledgeable collectors alike for their superior driving dynamics, race-inspired engineering, and timeless styling by Giugiaro.

Part of the RM Auctions event in Arizona in 2009 and 2013.

335 bhp, 301 cu. in. (4,930 cc) dual overhead cam V8 engine with four Weber carburetors, five-speed ZF manual gearbox, independent front suspension with unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, and anti-roll bar, Salisbury live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, Panhard rods, anti-roll bar, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 100"

Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Khiem Pham

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