Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS
pre-series – 1 of 1
An impressive vehicle. It’s not for nothing that the articles from OCTANE, MotorKlassik / AutoMotorSport and Zwischengas are rolling over and over again.
The headings are …
„Maserati Ghibli: Why it is better than Ferrari Daytona and Lamborghini“ (Octane),
„The stars of the auto quartet – Ferrari 365 GTB / 4 / Lamborghini Miura / Maserati Ghibli SS“ (MotorKlassik / AutoMotorSport),
„Maserati Ghibli – the most beautiful and most expensive Gran Turismo of the late sixties“ (Zwischengas)
The Maserati Ghibli was presented at the Turin Motor Show in 1966 with a 4.7 V8 engine and 310 hp. 1149 pieces of the 4.7 model were built. The more powerful SS version with 330PS and a 4.9 V8 engine with a specified top speed of 270km / h was not officially offered until 1969. 470 of this model were made, according to the Maserati Classic Department.
But our Maserati Ghibli SS 4.9 was, according to the Maserati factory documents, certificate, letter and other documents, already delivered to the USA and approved in November 1968 and is therefore considered a pre-series or one-off production before the official debut in the following year 1969.
For this reason, the vehicle we offer has the interior of the 4.7 installed in the factory, but the technology and the heart of the 4.9 SS 1968 can be seen. The vehicle was ordered and registered for the first time by Mr. David Stevens, son of the company’s founder Excalibur Automobile Corp. / Brook Stevens Design (USA).
The vehicle has been unrestored to this day and has matching numbers.
The pristine seats have a wonderful patina after many decades and the technology has of course always been maintained. Only the body was repainted once in the original paint to freshen up the faded metallic green and to let the vehicle shine in new splendor.
This Maserati was in the family museum „Brooks-Stevens-Museum“ for many decades and only came to Germany in 2010. The vehicle had a mileage speedometer with 13,500 miles (approx. 21,700km) installed, which was converted to a KM speedometer. The KM speedometer started at zero and has now run 14,800km in 10 years. This results in a presumably original total mileage of 36,500km. The vehicle is currently in second ownership.
This also results in a valuation report from Classic Data with an overall grade of 1-.
This Gran Turismo was distinguished by its large storage space, its sportiness, but also the comfort for driver and front passenger. Its speed stability and durability were also impressive.
The editorial team of Zwischengas also writes “When Maserati styling is mentioned, then the Maserati Ghibli, the masterpiece by Giorgietto Giugiaro (chief designer Ghia), is usually meant. Long bonnet, flowing lines, large windows, short rear – maximized elegance made this design immortal. „And the MotorKlassik journalist adds, the“ serenity and nobility with which this mighty Gran Turismo achieves breathtaking performance similar to the twelve-cylinder competition „is impressive. Lamborghini Miura S and Ferrari 365 GTB / 4.
In the client’s order. Changes and errors excepted.
|typ||Ghibli 4.9 SS|
|color exterior||green (Verde Gemma)|
|power||243 kW / 330 hP|
|highlight||1 of 1 – pre-series;