This Ultra Rare 1970 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Spyder By Ghia Is Going Up For Auction

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It's got some miles, but it's in fantastic shape.

When it first debuted at the 1966 Turin Auto Show, the (original) Maserati Ghibli was an instant hit. The car was as stylish and powerful as the other great Italian gran turismos of the day, but it was roomier and offered generous luggage space, making more practical for actual touring. This one in particular, one of only 125 units of the convertible ever produced, was used right from the start for touring purposes by its first owner, a wealthy American.

He had the option to have the car shipped to his home in Florida, but he instead chose to pick it up from the factory in Italy, setting off with it from there to a home he owned in Ireland. The car stayed there for a couple of years before being shipped to New York, and again taken on the road for the rest of the trip to Florida. The Ghibli has a 4.7-liter V8 that produces 330 horsepower, and was fully restored during the Nineties. All of that touring translates to a total of 47,000 miles on the clock, but being so rare, it is still very valuable. It will be going up or auction next month and is expected to go for as much as $900,000.

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