1969 Maserati GhibliCoupe
1969 Maserati Ghibli, chassis number AM115*1140
- Owned by the current enthusiast owner since May 2006
- Registered with the DVLA in September 1989 and just four owners since
- Original engine (4.7) rebuilt by McGrath Maserati in 2007
- Repainted through McGrath Maserati in 2012 in its original and attractive metallic celeste
- Retaining a largely original black interior
- Benefitting from a comprehensive history file and known to McGrath Maserati since 1997
This beautiful Maserati Ghibli was manufactured in June 1969 and sold new through the distributor Sport Auto in Rome, Italy. Its original colours were metallic light blue paint with a black leather interior, just as it is today.
By the 1980’s the now metallic black Ghibli had ventured north into Switzerland, and was registered in August 1988 to an Englishman who resided in a picturesque area of Switzerland near Nyon, beside Lake Geneva.
In September 1989 the car was registered in England to a lady in Colchester, Essex, and just over a year later in December 1990 it was sold to a car enthusiast from Milton Keynes.
McGrath Maserati first saw the car in 1997 but our knowledge of the car stemmed from six years earlier. The gentleman enjoyed this wonderful Ghibli during their sixteen year tenure and in the Spring of 2006 it was for sale at a Maserati dealership in the south of England.
Acquired in May 2006 from the Maserati dealership by the current owner, the Ghibli joined a collection of regularly enjoyed Maserati and other modern and classic cars. The odometer recorded 75,000 kilometres at this time, and shortly after purchase it returned to McGrath Maserati for the first time in some years for an inspection.
It was decided to commence a gradual process of recommissioning and firstly the engine was removed from the car and thoroughly overhauled in our on-site engineering rooms. Soon after this work had been completed the car appeared in the pages of Car Magazine in their classic car section, looking wonderful and still in its metallic black colour.
The new owner proceeded to enjoy his car regularly on Maserati Club events and other journeys around England and Europe, and in August 2011 after about 9,000 kilometres had been covered he decided to undertake a restoration of the bodywork and return the car to its beautiful original metallic light blue colour. After the work and then looking fabulous in its factory colours, the car appeared in the December 2013 issue of Classic Cars magazine for their Ghibli Buyers Guide article. A few months later in April 2014, Classic & Sportscar featured the car on the magazine cover and in its Maserati Centenary article alongside a Maserati Mistral that had also been supplied to the publication by McGrath Maserati.
Further paint repairs were undertaken five years later after nearly 8,000 additional kilometres had been enjoyed, and the following year in the autumn of 2017 McGrath Maserati overhauled the cylinder heads. The car has since been displayed at the NEC Classic Motor Show in Birmingham on the Maserati Club stand.
Driving superbly, this Ghibli presents beautifully with its superb paintwork and its largely original interior, with just the centre console having been retrimmed by McGrath Maserati in recent years. It boasts a large history file featuring correspondence from the Maserati factory confirming its date of production, place of first sale, and original colours, plus the 1980’s Swiss registration document, and invoices to new owners documenting the minimal changes of ownership of the car. Also included are a copy of its first UK V5 registration document, a quantity of expired MOT certificates, photographs by the current owner in 2006 for his insurance taken shortly after purchase, a large quantity of invoices from McGrath Maserati detailing all of the works carried out to the car during our twenty three years of care on the car, and copies of the magazines in which the car features.
This is a wonderful and highly maintained 1960’s Maserati in beautiful colours and with an excellent history file, and we are delighted to be offering it for sale.