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Maserati Ghibli '96

€ 49.950

Reference ch1568
Make Maserati
Model Ghibli '96
Type berline
Construction year 1996
KM 185125
Cilinder displacement 1996
Gears manual
Steering left hand drive
Price € 49.950
  • Registered in France
  • Very rare: 1 out of 60
  • 43
  • In good condition


The Maserati Ghibli is a trilogy was ended twice with a cliff hanger. The third in the trilogy, thus the last in the series was only presented in 2013 and is still in production today. Its two eponymous predecessors were built from 1967 to 1973 and from 1992 to 1998. Maserati revealed with the first Ghibli in 1966 at the Turin Motor Show. Once again it was a typical Italian combination of a very powerful engine and a fashionable interior that was eye pleasing.

The first Ghibli was coded AM115, it is a two-seater designed by the seasoned designer Giorgetto Giugiaro. He designed the car to be aerodynamic and its shape resembles that of a shark. The pop-up headlights were for ahead of their time, being innovative. The interior is Italian, exceptionally fashionable. The car is powered by a powerful 4.9-liter V8 engine that produces 306 horsepower.

After six years of Ghibli, Maserati decides to stop production and it was in the 90s that Maserati nostalgically looks back at its history and the beautiful Ghibli. They decide to restart an era. Based on the Biturbo’s predecessor, they decide to launch a new Ghibli. In 1992, the world was first exposed to a second version, with model code AM336. It was presented again at the Turin Motor Show. This time Marcello Gandini had the pleasure of designing the car, another seasoned designer who knew what to do. From 1992, the new Ghibli, based on the Biturbo, is equipped with a V6 engine that was considerably smaller in capacity with 2.0 litres, due to market demand. Also a larger 2.8L engine is designed for non-European markets. Despite the smaller engine, it did not disappoint, the 302 horses make the car accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometres an hour (0-60 mph) in less than six seconds. Approximately 2,500 examples of the car were built in total, and production was stopped in 1998.

The Ghibli did too well to be eternalised in discontinuity. In 2013 Maserati decide to make it a trilogy. At the Shanghai Auto Show, Maserati unveiled the M157, another Ghibli that pleased the crowd. This Ghibli was designed with a contemporary look, featuring the distinctive Maserati style. There was a range of engines available: a 3.0L biturbo V6 engine, a 3.8L V8 diesel engine, or a monoturbo 3.0L V6 engine. The engine was handled by an automatic eight-speed transmission. As of writing, the M157 has been in production for an exact decade, and Maserati doesn't seem to have any plans in discontinuing it.

Maserati Ghibli Cup

The Maserati Ghibli Cup is a limited edition of the Ghibli, according to Maserati, only 60 of them were made. The Ghibli Cup is derived from the non-street legal racing edition of the Ghibli. It was released at the 1995 Bologna Auto Show, and it was the most powerful 2.0 litres engine passenger car in the world. The V6 engine under the hood produces 330 horsepower, 350 Nm of torque, and reaches a top speed of 270 kilometres an hour (167 mph).

The Ghibli Cup sits lower than the regular Ghibli, and the front wheels are equipped with Brembo brake hiding behind Speedline five-spoke wheels, making it not just any two-door sedan. The appearance of the Ghibli Cup is based on the Biturbo, thus it is two-door sedan-like. Ghibli Cups can be identified by their unique badge on the hinge corner of the doors. The interior offers a mix of sportiness and luxury.

Only sixty Ghibli Cups were built in total, making it a highly sought-after car among enthusiasts and a true collector's item.

Technical information:

Body work

  • Length (cm): 422 (166 inch)
  • Width (cm): 178 (70 inch)
  • Height (cm): 130 (51 inch)
  • Wheelbase (cm): 251 (99 inch)
  • Weight (kg): 1406 (3100 lbs)


  • Engine: V6 front-engine biturbo and two intercoolers, 1996 cc
  • Valve gear: 24, DOHC
  • Fuel system: EFI
  • Gear box: 6-speed manual (by Getrag)
  • Transmission: RWD
  • Left-steered
  • power: 325 hp (243 kW) at 6250 t/m
  • torque: 373 Nm at 4250 t/m
  • Top speed: 255 km/h (158 mph)
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