Maserati Ghibli classic car appears for sale - not just one of them, but two
If you can't get to Arizona for this month's 1971 Maserati Ghibli sale, then here's a 1970s model for you...
Paul Fraser Collectibles, Tuesday 10 January 2012
What's your dream car? A Ferrari? A Lamborghini? Or how about a Maserati... A 1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Spider by Ghia is set to auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, between January 20-21.
This car is one of many classics appearing in the sale which are rarely presented to the public. Also auctioning is a 1956 Ferrari 500 Testa Rossa Scaglietti Spider, and, one of our favourites, the 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV.
These cars each have something in common, aside from that they're all Italian. Each is today in higher demand than ever. This demand - and the value of these cars at the world's top auctions - is steadily growing.
"These days, extraordinary cars that are rare and have great provenance are of paramount importance to collectors," said David Gooding, president and founder of the auctioneer Gooding & Company.
"Whether it is the ultimate Maserati or Lamborghini road car or an early version of one of Ferrari's most important racing models, the common thread connecting the Ferrari 500 Testa Rossa [or] Maserati Ghibli Spider is that they are the best examples of quality, significance and performance for which each marque has become renowned."
The 1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Spider for sale is thought to be "the finest example in existence".
But if you can't make it to Scottsdale later this month, don't fret: because this superb example of the two-seater 1970 Maserati Ghibli Convertible is also for sale - via Paul Fraser Collectibles.
The car was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, who worked on many notable classics such as the Ferrari 250GT and the Lamborghini Cala.
In the meantime, we'll be observing the Arizona sale of the 1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Spider with great interest.
The classic automobile is one of only 11 European versions created. It is historically documented from new, and has been restored from the 'ground up' by leading Italian specialists.
The 1971 Maserati carries a $700,000-900,000 presale estimate. Watch this space for more news on the sale.
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