- Rame Metallico (Metallic Copper) over Bianco (White) -
This 1968 Maserati Ghibli coupe was sold new in Italy and imported in the 1970s to California, where it was purchased by the selling dealer in 2015. Power is provided by a 4.7L quad-cam V8 that is equipped with four Weber downdraft carburetors and paired with a five-speed ZF gearbox. A cosmetic refurbishment of the exterior was performed between 2016 and 2019 at a cost of over $70k. Work included a repaint and re-plating chrome brightwork, as well as installing new body seals, gaskets, and weatherstripping. Maintenance performed in 2015, shortly before the seller's purchase, included rebuilding the water pump, replacing the radiator hoses and ancillary drive belts, and cleaning the carburetors. This Tipo AM115 is now offered in Indianapolis, Indiana with records dating back to the 1970s, receipts from the recent refurbishment, and a clean California title.
The Ghibli was styled by Ghia's Giorgetto Giugiaro, and 1,170 coupe models were produced between 1967 and 1973. Beginning in 2016, Muncie Imports & Classics in Muncie, Indiana stripped the car down, repaired bodywork on the left front section, and refinished it in a copper color. The bumpers, window trim, moldings, and door handles were also re-chromed.
Campagnolo wheels are secured by octagonal knock-offs and wear BFGoodrich tires. The brake booster was rebuilt in 2015, and the hard lines were also replaced. The pop-up headlamps were repaired in 2018.
The interior is upholstered in white and features a contrasting black dashboard, carpets, and center console. The seller states that the front seats have been refinished in vinyl. The driver-side window motor was replaced during the seller's ownership, and the door locks were also repaired.
A wood-rimmed steering wheel frames a 300-km/h speedometer and 8k-rpm tachometer. Additional Veglia Borletti instrumentation includes a fuel level indicator, oil pressure gauge, ammeter, water and oil temperature gauges, and a clock. The five-digit odometer shows 51,600 kilometers (~32k miles).
The 4.7-liter DOHC V8 is equipped with dry-sump lubrication and four dual-barrel Weber carburetors. It was rated for over 300 horsepower when new. A previous owner reportedly replaced the clutch and installed a CDI ignition system. Service in 2015 included rebuilding the water pump, cleaning the carburetors, and replacing the radiator hoses and ancillary drive belts. A 2015 compression test produced 145-160 psi across all eight cylinders. The seller had the engine fan repaired in 2018.
Power is sent to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox. A MagnaFlow exhaust was installed in 2014, and the clutch master and slave cylinders were repaired in 2015. Additional photos of the underside can be seen in the gallery below.
A sales receipt from 1974 shows that this car was purchased by a Mr. Carrillo of Santa Rosa, California in November of that year. The car had 27k kilometers at that time, and the sale price was just under $8k.
A Certificate of Origin from Maserati S.p.A. can be viewed in the gallery, as well as 15 pages of invoices that chronicle the multi-year exterior refurbishment project.
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† Based on 1968 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.