Maserati Ghibli Classic Cars for Sale
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For a car as fast as the Maserati Ghibli, it is only fitting that its name signifies 'the wind' in Libyan. The Maserati Ghibli is the umbrella branding of three entirely different models that were constructed and developed by the Italian luxury car maker, Maserati.
The history of the Maserati Ghibli
The three cars named Ghibli included a grand tourer V8 (1966-1973), a coupé twin-turbo (1992-1997) and an executive saloon that was produced from 2013. The original model is a two-door Ghibli with a V8 engine that was revealed by the company in 1967 at the prestigious Turin Motor Show. Maserati replaced it with the Khamsin in 1974.
The design of the car was particularly unique, with low profile sleek lines and a 'shark-shaped' front end. Advanced pop-up headlights, leather seats and alloy wheels were features of this car, which could accelerate from 0-60 mph in a commendable 6.8 seconds.
The Maserati Ghibli Spyder was in the showrooms from 1969, with a hard top version available as an option. The Ghibli SS (Spyder) was also released in 1969, which had a 4.9-litre engine, and a top speed of 174 mph. This was the quickest car that the Italian company ever produced. In the lifetime of the Maserati Ghibli: there was a production run of 125 Spyders and 1,170 coupés. The car made number nine in a list produced by a US automobile magazine, which featured the best sports cars built in the 1960s. The E-Type Jaguar was number one.
The Maserati Ghibli II
In 1992, Maserati brought back the Ghibli, as a four or two-seater coupé that was powered by a V6 twin-turbo. Like the original model, the company chose to debut it in Turin, at the 1992 motor show. The powerful and very fast Ghibli had a six-speed gearbox (manual) that was aimed at the Italian home market. Export versions were sold with five-speed manual transmission. In 1995, this changed to six-speed. There was an option of buying the Maserati Ghibli II with an automatic four-speed transmission. The 1992 Ghibli had the engine fitted at the front and was a rear-wheel drive. It was designed to be not only a high-performance vehicle but also a luxurious one. The cabin had leather seats with burl elm trimming. The car was updated and given bigger alloy wheels, electronic suspension and an ABS braking system for the motor show in Geneva in 1994.
Maserati Ghibli sports models
In 1995, Maserati started to sell two sport versions of the Ghibli. The original was the Sportivo, and the other called the Ghibli Cup, which was a limited run model.