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1972 Maserati Ghibli

  • Year: 1972
  • Make: Maserati
  • Model: Ghibli
  • Type: Spyder SS 4.9
  • Exterior Color: Dark Blue
  • Interior Color: Saddle
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This beautiful 1972 Maserati Ghibli SS Spyder is an incredibly rare car. There were a total of 1,295 total Ghibli’s made with 1,170 coupes and 125 Spyders. Of those cars only 49 had the SS package with only 25 SS Spyders which means this is an incredibly rare vehicle. The SS package contained a stroked version of the V8 to bring it from 4.7L to 4.9L and some new carburetors. The extra displacement and new carbs brought the horsepower up to 330 horsepower and made it the fastest production Maserati road car ever at the time.

We recently completed a 2 year restoration on this very rare 1972 Maserati Ghibli Spyder SS 4.9. It just returned from the Amelia Island Concours where it won best in class and the Manufacturer's Award for the Most Historically Significant Maserati.

This car has been in our customer’s family since the late 80’s. Although complete, the car was in for a complete restoration. We performed extensive metal and body work, along with new paint. The engine and gearbox were removed for maintenance repairs and detailing. The interior was completely restored in-house and re-constructed from six hides of new leather. The soft top was stitched up from scratch. All chrome and trim was restored, as well as the original Borrani wire wheels. It runs as good as it looks.

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TIMELINE

 
 
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Upon arrival

The car has been loved and cared for by our customers family since the late 80's but it was time for a restoration to get it back to stunning condition.

 
 
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Interior at arrival

The interior was in pretty good shape for a car of this age.

 
 
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Engine at arrival

Although running, a refresh would do wonders.

 
 
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Stripping the car

As disassembly began the interior was taken out. Then the leather and foam were removed, soon to be replaced.

 
 
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New pieces

Some bits were just too far gone to fix so new parts were hand made in house to replace the originals.

 
 
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Rust

We discovered rust deep in the structure of the car early on so repair was absolutely necessary.

 
 
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Fresh metal

New metal was fabricated and welded in to replace the area where rust previously inhabited it.

 
 
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Preparation for paint

After all the new metal was fitted and ready we performed extensive body work to fix the imperfections in the surface and prepare it for primer and paint.

 
 
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Fresh paint

The new paint was applied in the correct color for the car, dark blue.

 
 
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Engine freshened up

The engine was completely gone through, repaired and painted.

 
 
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Sanding

After the paint had completely cured it was sanded to level the paint in preparation for buffing to reveal the mirror shine.

 
 
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New seats

The seats were finished with brand new leather and foam custom made in house.

 
 
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Reassembly

The car began to take shape once parts started making their way back on the car.

 
 
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New convertible top

During reassembly a new top was created in place of the old top.

 
 
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Engine back in

The newly restored engine and transmission found its way into the car again.

 
 
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Interior put back

All pieces of the interior were complete and were installed back into the car including new seats, door cards, carpets and dashboard.

 
 
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Final buff

The car was finally ready for its final buff to reveal that mirror shine.

 
 
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All done!

The car was completed and just looked stunning!

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