Unveiled at the 1966 Turin Motor Show, the beautiful lines were penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro, then chief designer at Ghia. The styling was long, low, and wide, with hidden headlamps and a grille prominently punctuated by the firm’s trident emblem foreshadowing the styling of Maseratis to-come in the 1970s. Production began in 1967, and the Ghibli quickly proved a worthy competitor against the Ferrari 275 GTB and Lamborghini 400 GT, its chief rivals.
Maserati upped the ante in 1970 with the introduction of the SS model, like this example, featuring a 335 bhp 4.9 litre engine, four Weber carburetors, and a top speed of 175 mph. In total, just 1,149 coupes and 125 spiders were produced over the production run.
RM Sotheby's will be offering this example at their upcoming Arizona auction between the 19-20th January, the estimated value is between $300,000 – $350,000. For more information on this and other vehicles at the sale, click on the link below. Photos: Karissa Hosek ©2016 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's.