The name Maserati is one of the more coveted names in the classic car world because of the Maserati classic look and the quality of the cars. The low profile and quality engineering that stands up to today’s standards make the 1969 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 a sought-after vehicle not just for collections, but also as a vehicle that classic car enthusiasts love to drive.
The Basics Of The 1969 Maserati Ghibli 4.7
Most of the people who buy the 1969 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 are drivers and not necessarily regulars of car shows. The low center of gravity on this car allows it to handle like a dream on corners and this is the car most collectors want to take out on the race track. The original interior on the 1969 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 is leather, and the aerodynamic body is easy to spot.
The 1969 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 has a 4.7-liter V8 engine that kicks out 335 hp and comes with a manual five-speed transmission. The four-wheel ventilated disc brakes allow for smooth braking at high speeds, which is convenient because this vehicle can reach speeds of 150 MPH. The amenities include power steering, tinted windows (often a factory extra), a light tubular frame, a chrome-enhanced frame, and the classic wooden steering wheel.
Why Is This A Collectible?
Collectors often refer to the 1969 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 by its more popular name, the Spyder. In 1969, there were only 125 Spyders manufactured in the entire world and they were instantly popular with celebrities and the wealthy. Celebrities such as Sammy Davis, Jr. were seen driving the 1969 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 around the Las Vegas strip. The popularity of the vehicle with celebrities and its limited run combine to make this a very popular vehicle.
How Much To Buy One?
As collector cars go, the 1969 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 is relatively inexpensive. However, the prices can range wildly depending on the condition of the vehicle and the popularity of the vehicle at the time of sale. For the 1969 Maserati Ghibli 4.7, prices can start as low as $87,000.00 USD and go as high as $400,000.00 USD.
Tips For Buying
These vehicles are widely available online and among collector communities. If you want to buy one, be sure that you get its pedigree paperwork checked out to make sure you are getting what the seller says they are offering. If not, you should walk away from the purchase. Because many collectors choose to drive this car, you should be sure to check for wear in areas that are not easy to see.
As with any classic car, the value is degraded when the owner uses sub-par parts to do repairs or restorations. It is always a good idea to have a classic car expert look the vehicle over before buying to make sure that the right parts have been used to maintain the vehicle.
While it is not impossible to find a 1969 Maserati Ghibli 4.7, it is rare. That is why the verifiable mint condition vehicles sell for nearly $500,000.00 USD. But when you get behind the wheel of a 1969 Maserati Ghibli 4.7, you can easily understand why this is one of the more in demand driving classic cars available.