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Maserati Ghibli 1966 - 1973

The Maserati Ghibli was created by Alfieri using a dry sump engine to lower the bonnet and a tubular frame. The engine and the spaceframe are derived from competition cars.
The Maserati Ghibli named after a desert wind has an aggressive style different from most GT at the time. The body style was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro while he was working for Carrozzeria Ghia.
Despite its 1300 to 1500kg weight, a maximum speed of 265 kph (165 mph) to 280 kph (174 mph) could be reached depending on specification.
 An automatic gearbox was available on option in place of the 5 speed manual gearbox.
The Maserati Ghibli GT coupe was introduced at the 1966 Turin Motor Show and was produced in nearly 1150 examples. The Maserati Ghibli spyder version was introduced at th 1968 Turin Motor Show and about 125 models were built. The production was ended in 1973.

The Maserati Ghibli in metallic copper color on the photos was exhibited by OPUS during the 2015 Retromobile edition. It is the oldest Ghibli still en existence and the fifth ever produced.
It was delivered new in France by Thepenier - St Cloud ( first european delivery for a Ghibli )
It is the first in class "Ghibli" at the Maserati centennial Concours d'Elégance, Torino, September 20th 2014.

Maserati Ghibli 1966 - 1973 : Technical specifications

Production period 1966 / 1973
 
Engine 8 cylinders, V - 90°
Displacement 4719cc -( 4930cc also available )
Bore ans stroke 94 mm x 85 mm ( 93,9 x 89 mm engine 4930cc)
Power 330 HP a 5500 rpm
335 HP a 5500 rpm ( engine 4930cc )
Compression ratio 8,5 : 1
Valves train  Dual overhead  camshafts per bank
Valves 2 per cylinder
Ignition Single, by distributor ( from 1970 with transistors )
Engine lubrication Forced with pressure and scavenge pumps
 
Clutch Dry single disc
Gearbox Five speeds + reverse ( automatic on request)
 
Frame Tubular
Front suspensions Coil springs and telescopic shock absorbers
Rear suspensions Semi elliptical leaf springs and telescopic shock absorbers
 
Brakes Power assisted discs on all wheels
 
Wheelbase 2550 mm
Track Front 1440 mm ; Rear 1420 mm
 
Body Coupé, 2 doors
 
Dry weight 1300 kg
 
Max speed 265 - 280 km/h

Maserati Ghibli 1966 - 1973 : Wallpapers

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