We have often seen many Maserati Ghibli and Bora with wheels different from the original ones, just like this car: Sure they are Maserati wheels but they look like the ones installed on the Indy.
These wheels don’t look bad at all but still these shouldn’t be correct, of course unless some expert will tell us that we’re wrong. Aside from the wheels, the SS (with the exception of the spider version) is the most sought after Ghibli even though, in our opinion, without any valid reason.
Power and torque are indeed very close to the 4.7 which, on its side, has a cleaner look. What really makes difference is the power steering which really changes the driving feeling; early cars have a quite heavy steering and I can assure you that it is not pleasant to manage, especially on narrow bends: this car has it and that’s a great plus. The car itself seems not bad at all: it looks like a correct car, with few rust and apparently missing nothing. We suspect that here we have another case of “resale red” pathology but in the end it is not so important: what is actually important is that this car can drive, shift and brake without any big issue, otherwise your wallet will be in serious trouble. Find it for sale at $167,500 here in Los Angeles, CA.
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I believe that these wheels actually are correct for the early (first two years) Ghibli production. This car does not have the short decklid of the earliest Ghiblis but it looks like an early (1967?) car from the other details, so I guess the wheels are correct.