The Ghibli by Maserati, whose sublime body design was created by the young, talented Giorgetto Giugiaro when he was still working at the Ghia design firm, is one of the masterworks of Italian automobile bodywork. No doubt it is one of the most beautiful designs of his career. Unveiled at the 1966 Salon de Turin, this streamlined model represents the culmination of Maserati’s front-engine V8 engineering and its influence went on to place the manufacturer in a dominant position in the Grand Touring car market. Possessing a 300 cubic, four-shaft, 4.7-litre engine, its transmission was at the level of Maranello quality. Derived from the powerful engine of the 450 S, the Maserati Ghibli has in its genetic makeup all the engineering and experience of the Bologna firm, as seen in the fluidity of its lines and its ability to reach speeds of 250 km per hour (155 mph)! The model that we’re offering left the factory in January 1970. Delivered new to its first owner in the Milan region where it has remained for its entire life. Completely restored by its previous owner over a three-year period, the car is sublime in its black paint scheme and original magnolia interior. The current owner purchased it in 2014. A knowledgeable enthusiast and owner of several Maranello racing cars, since coming to France he has entrusted the car to Garage du Trident, reputed for their knowledge and experience with Maserati, in order to carry out a complete check-up of its mechanics and related components. The car was in top-notch condition and only a few repairs were made on the brakes, shocks and water pump, and the exhaust system was replaced with a customised stainless steel system that lets the car get the most expression out of its V8. Stamped with number 982, its engine does not have matching numbers, but it corresponds well to the original AM 115 version. Completely redone during the car’s restoration, you’ll never get tired of listening to its rumble and roar! The car received complete exterior and interior detailing very recently. Its paintjob is perfect and its cabin is splendid. Also its carpets and leather interior are in impeccable condition. The contrast between the two colours gives the car a breath-taking allure. Not as radical as the Miura, it is more understate and elegant, yet offering comparable performance. For its part, the Daytona, which is quicker and sportier, leaves a more refined clientele of enthusiasts to the Ghibli.