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Lot 149 - 1961 Maserati Ghibli SS

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ESTIMATE €340,000- €365,000

Auction Techno Classica April 2016
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Lot Number 149
Reg. Number EU Registered
Chassis Number AM115/492434
Year 1961
Make Maserati
Model Ghibli

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Maserati needs no introduction. Already a legendary racing marque before the war, the company turned to the limited production of sports cars for the road in  the 1950s. These proved to be highly successful, and manufacture continued throughout the ‘60s with the company taking credit for some of the most potent and luxurious cars of the era. None upheld this great tradition better than the magnificent Ghibli.

The model made its debut at the 1966 Turin Show, where it was received with rapturous acclaim. Over the preceding few years Maserati had tended towards slightly more refined and placid designs and so, like the wind from which it drew its name, the Ghibli came as a breath of fresh air. An American magazine in 1968 said of it, ‘The Ghibli is by far Maserati’s greatest contribution to the automotive world in the past 20 years. Its appearance alone gives one a feeling of opulence.’

1969 saw the appearance of a beautiful spyder derivative, whilst in 1970 a 4.9 litre version, offering increased speed and power (partially in response to the opposition from Ferrari’s new Daytona) was introduced under the name ‘Ghibli SS’. In this, its most desirable guise, the Ghibli reinforced its solid position on the market until its untimely demise. In total 1,149 coupés and 125 spyders were built, of which only a small proportion were of the SS variety.

This fabulous example of this iconic Italian marque, designed by Guigaro, has only covered 71,000 km from new and is presented in stunning  metallic green with “ Senape” or tan interior which is in lovely condition. The manual ZF gearbox is a joy with its 4.9 litre V8, giving it great performance as you would expect.  These are rare cars indeed and even rarer to find one in such exemplary condition.

Dieses fabelhafte, von Guigaro designte Beispiel dieser ikonischen italienischen Marke, ist nur 71.000 km gefahren und präsentiert sich im atemberaubenden Metallic-Grün mit hellbraunem Interieur in einem schönen Zustand. Das manuelle ZF-Getriebe ist eine Freude mit seinem 4,9-Liter-V8 Motor, und bietet die Leistung die man erwartet. Dies sind seltene Autos, welche in solch beispielhaftem Zustand schwer zu finden sind.


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