This rare (one of 425 built), top-specification 1973 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Coupe was first used by the factory as a demonstrator prior to being delivered in June 1973 at 24,000 km to R. Liechti A.G. in Bern, Switzerland. Finished in Marrone Corrado (Corrado Brown) over Senape (Mustard) leather upholstery, the Ghibli was delivered with an Autovox radio, power steering, and tool roll. At some point in the Ghibli’s life the original engine was replaced with a correct 4.9 SS unit numbered 1738.
This Ghibli was purchased by Neil Peart in late 2013 from its then-owner in Lugnorre, Switzerland, and imported to the US, where Ken Lovejoy serviced and maintained the Ghibli for Mr. Peart throughout his ownership. In keeping with Mr. Peart’s “Silver Surfers” collection theme, the Ghibli received a refinish in silver during 2014. Tan leather and correct Campagnolo alloy wheels provide beautiful accents. Further significant work included installation of a new stainless steel exhaust system in 2017 and an overhaul of the air-conditioning system in 2018, including a conversion to modern R134a refrigerant. According to Mr. Lovejoy, the Ghibli was one of Mr. Peart’s favorite vehicles to drive and enjoy, and his ownership is exhaustively documented by purchase, importation and registration paperwork, and a wealth of detailed service and maintenance records, plus the aforementioned copies of original factory production and delivery records. As offered, this exceedingly well-maintained Ghibli 4.9 SS Coupe is ready to be enjoyed and appreciated.