Maserati barn find is a barnstormer
Silverstone Auctions has unearthed arguably one of the most beautiful Maserati’s ever made that has been locked away for the past 14 years in dry storage.
Needing a complete restoration, this 1968 Maserati Ghibli barn find has been estimated at between £12,000 to £16,000 and will finally come to market at the Silverstone Auctions hosted International Trophy Sale on Friday 17th May.
Nick Whale, managing director, Silverstone Auctions, said: “With some loving care and attention, this stunning Ghibli can once again rule the road as one of the most beautiful Maserati’s to be built.
“Indeed, it’s not every day that such a unique opportunity is presented in the classic car world, so I would urge interested parties to get in touch with Silverstone Auctions for more information about this car.”
The Ghibli was conceived in 1965-66 by Giorgio Giugiaro, then chief designer at Ghia. Its stunning good looks were just part of the story as it was mated with Maserati’s most powerful engine at the time – a 330 bhp V8 unit.
Unfortunately the end came for the Ghibli in 1973 with the introduction of its direct successor the Khamsin. Although more technically advanced, many would say that what it made up for in gadgets and gizmos was no match for the Ghibli’s styling.
“This is undoubtedly one of the best barn finds uncovered by the Silverstone Auctions team and it will be very exciting to see how it performs at the International Trophy Sale,” added Nick.
For more information about this 1968 Maserati Ghibli and the International Trophy Sale, for which entries are being invited, visit www.silverstoneauctions.com.
Formed in 2011 as a joint venture between Nick Whale and Silverstone Circuits - Silverstone Auctions is a world-class, specialist auction house for classic cars, modern supercars, all types of competition cars, modern and historic motorcycles and automotive memorabilia.
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