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Ghia Presents 1967 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Coupé

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If you’re into your classic cars, there’s no denying that the 1960s was home to many of the most eye-catching and ahead of their time creations out there and there are few better examples of this than this 1967 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Coupé by Ghia that is going up for sale with RM Sotheby’s. This extraordinary-looking machine has matching numbers chassis and engine and an early chassis sequence from the first year of Ghibli production so it is one of the most unique and sought-after vintage Maseratis on the market.

The 1967 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Coupé by Ghia from RM Sotheby’s comes with highly attractive and rare factory-correct Rame Metallizzato paintwork – something which, again, really makes it stand out from the competition and one of the main reasons that excitement is so high surrounding this one when it goes up for sale at RM Sotheby’s Monaco auction next month. Unveiled to much fanfare at the 1966 Turin Motor Show, the shark-nosed Maserati Ghibli combined the attractiveness of striking Giorgetto Giugiaro fastback styling with the unparalleled performance of the marque’s 4.7-liter quad-cam dry-sump V-8 engine to create one of the most appealing grand tourers of the era.

INCREDIBLE VINTAGE-TASTIC AESTHETICS

This is definitely the sort of vehicle we gravitate towards here at The Status Life and if you like your sports cars dripping in old school cool, this will undoubtedly be right up your street as well. Named for hot desert winds that swept the North African coast, the gran turismo’s performance more than matched its billing, with its four carburettors, 310-horsepower engine urging it on to an autostrada-storming top speed in excess of 164 mph which, for the time, was nothing short of extraordinary.

The 1967 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Coupé by Ghia from RM Sotheby’s has its original matching-numbers chassis and engine, presenting today in its factory-correct Rame Metallizzato paintwork with correct Campagnolo knock-off forged wheels—as confirmed by Maserati Classiche’s Fabio Collina—with the eye-catching addition of wing-mounted Sebring-style mirrors. The interiors of this Maserati are to factory specification, with the appealing features unique to early examples which include instruments by Smiths, a more delicate wood-rimmed steering wheel, stainless-steel trim to the dashboard, and toggle-style dashboard switches.

The partial history file is complemented by documents including copies of the internal factory order sheet, final-tests data sheet, technical data sheet, and delivery note if you’re the one lucky enough to get your hands on this 1967 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Coupé by Ghia from when the hammer goes down. It represents a golden opportunity to acquire an early, matching-numbers Ghibli 4.7 finished in a timeless specification, this is an exemplar of the enduring appeal of Maserati’s premier gran Turismo.

 

image source:Sergey Kohl/shutterstock

 

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