This stunning 1969 classic Maserati has just fetched almost $1 million at auction in America.
It is one of the first ever made and a very rare sight taking into account Maserati made only 125 Ghibli Spiders during the model’s five-year production run. It is actually even rarer than that as only 25 of them had the 4.9-litre version of the V8 engine, while the others received the smaller 4.7-litre unit. Linked to a five-speed ZF manual gearbox, the engine pushes out a healthy 330 horsepower to those stunning chromed Borrani wire wheels backed by disc brakes.
This early build was recently subjected to a thorough restoration process involving among others applying a fresh yellow coat of paint. The thoroughly tweaked black leather interior appears to be in great condition, as are the dashboard bits and all of the instrumentation. Some “minor but acceptable wear” is visible, although that wasn’t much of an issue for the new owner who agreed to pay record price for the 170-mph two-seat spyder designed by none other than Giorgetto Giugiaro.