1967 Maserati GHIBLI

The Maserati Ghibli was produced by the Italian company from 1967 to 1973. Heavy, fast and surprisingly nimble, this big car was designed to compete with the Ferrari 275 GTB/4 and the Lamborghini 350 GT, and is regarded by many as the better-looking car, if not the fastest.

That’s not to say that the Maserati Ghibli was slow; it wasn’t. In fact, it was very fast, despite its considerable weight. Powered by a 4.7 and later 4.9-liter V8, delivering respectively 330 and 335 horsepower to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual transmission, the Ghibli could reach the impressive top speed of 165 mph (264 km/h) and accelerate to sixty in 7 seconds.

1967 Maserati GHIBLI
1967 Maserati GHIBLI

The engine relied more on its impressive torque than raw horsepower to achieve its performance, resulting in a surprisingly easy to drive car that was as sophisticated and well-behaved as could be, while retaining its distinctive Maserati flair. A convertible was also made available in 1969, mainly for the US market, and remains to this day one of the most sought-after Maseratis.

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