Maserati “Ghibli 4700”, Ghia, 1972
Exploiting the success of the V8 engine, fitted both to the Quattroporte and Mexico, in 1966 Maserati presented at the Turin Motor Show the most sports version of their range, a sleek 2-seat coupè which in the name recalled its exciting performance: Ghibli, the desert wind.
Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and built by Carrozzeria Ghia, the Ghibli is believed one of the most beautiful example of the Italian styling of the Sixties: the engine position, in the front and very low, thanks to the dry oil sump lubrication, allowed Giugiaro to design a low, sports but at the same time elegant body which had a great sale success. Produced in both 4.7-liter and 4.9-liter engine version (the latter called Ghibli SS), both coupé and spider, the Ghibli could be fitted on request with the automatic transmission too.
The car shown in the Museum has had two owners prior to be acquired by Luciano Nicolis and has covered just 41,700 kms: its leather interior are still the original and allow to appreciate the constructive care which the Trident firm put on every detail of their cars.