Reviewed by Unique Cars and Parts
Our Rating: 3
The Ghibli was seen as Maserati's answer to the Ferrari
275 GTB and the Lamborghini 350 GT.
It was not as technically
advanced as these two, but was a very attractive vehicle
with its long lean shape.
It was capable of reaching 241 km/h with its 4.7 V8 motor
despite having a body made of steel.
Later engines were
4.9 litre V8's which increased the top speed achievable
to 265 km/h.
It was smooth and relied on torque rather
Its option of auto transmission
reduced performance somewhat,
but most of these cars came in 5-speed manual.
The Ghibli's suspension
was superb - it could corner accurately and steer precisely. Its leaf-sprung rear axle unfortunately resulted in an
occasional bumpy ride.
For the U.S market Maserati launched the Spider model
in 1969. It is rare and collectable and the most valuable
Four seater models were named the Indy
and this model came onto the market in 1969.
Maserati ceased production of the Ghibli in 1973
, with 1,149 being built
plus 25 Spider versions.