1971 Maserati Ghibli Convertible / AM 115/S.49 1259 Chassis Information

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1971 Maserati Ghibli photograph

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Convertible
Chassis #: AM 115/S.49 1259
Engine # 1259
Sold for $880,000 at 2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction.
The Maserati Ghibli was introduced at the 1966 Turin Motor Show. Its beautiful design was courtesy of Giorgetto Giugiaro and featured long, razor-edges that were both brutal and refined. Equally impressive was the 4.7-liter four-cam 90-degree aluminum V-8 engine that gave the car a top speed in the neighborhood of 170 mph.

A Spyder version followed in 1969 and a year later, the Maserati 4.9 SS variant became available. It came with an increased power of 335 horsepower, making it possible to reach 100 mph in just 16 seconds and capable of 174 mph top speed.

Of the approximately 1,275 Ghiblis built, just 125 were Spyders. Of those, only 46 Spyders were fitted with the larger 4.9-liter engine.

This Ghibli 4.9 SS Spyder was ordered on February 1st of 1971 by Mario Tozzi-Condivi of MTC Cars Ltd. on behalf of William Benjamin. The majority of the 125 Ghibli Spyders were exported to the United States, this example, however, was a European-specification example which was sent to Mr. Benjamin's villa in Antibes, France.

The Spyder came witted with several 'extras' including the dashboard and transmission tunnel covered in Connolly leather, an air-conditioning system, power steering, a manual gearbox, a Becker radio with electric antenna, twin speakers, overtaking lights in the front grille, Borrani wire wheels, a hardtop and fitted luggage. It was also fitted in Verde Gemma over a Senape interior. The final build invoice totaled $16,590 and, when delivered, the car cost an astounding $17,792.

On May 12, 1971, Maserati issued the Certificate of Origin. Six days later, Mr. Benjamin traveled to Modena and collected his $17,000 Maserati. The following month, Mr. Benjamin wrote to the factory complaining of various faults with his new car A factory driver picked the car up in Antibes and returned it to Modena where it received the requested work, some of which was not covered by the guarantee and therefore invoiced directly to Mr. Benjamin.

Mr. Benjamin is known to have owned the car for just a few years. Around 1978, Sander Van der Velden in Tilburg, Netherlands, purchased the car from a Porsche dealer in nearby Eindhoven. A short time later, the car was sent back to Italy where it was repainted in burgundy and partially re-trimmed. After refurbishment, the 4.9 SS Spyder was shown at the Zandvoort Concours d'Elegance where it won an award.

In 1983, the car was sold to F.W. Overlander in West Germany. It remained there for a few years until being sold to Swiss collector Wolfgang von Schmieder of Blonay and later Cologny, Switzerland. A record from Herr von Schmieder's ownership dated June 6, 1987, noted mileage at just 80,168 km, slightly less than 50,000 miles.

In March of 2001, the von Schmieder collection was sold and purchased by another Swiss buyer in Geneva. The Ghibli was brought to storage in Bern where it saw little or no use.

Two years later, the Ghibli was bought by Ian F. Wade of Hong Kong, although the car remained in storage in Bern. The car was sold three years later to Simon Kidston of Geneva. While in Mr. Kidston's care, the car received a complete, eight month restoration. Upon completion, the car was shown at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in 2007 and then participated in the Ecosse Tour through Scotland.

In 2012, the car was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was estimated to sell for $700,000 - $900,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $880,000 inclusive of buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2012


2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$700,000-$900,000 
Sale Price :
$880,000

2019 2
2018 3
2016 6
2015 2
2013 2
2012 3
2007 1
2006 2
2005 1
2004 2

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$157,770$159,0402
2018$266,157$314,2613
2016$432,118$1,500,0006
2015$268,500$295,0002
2013$177,375$203,5002
2012$414,003$880,0003
2007$81,824$81,8241
2006$70,490$77,0002
2005$34,500$34,5001
2004$109,450$125,4002

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1971 sales)
1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS
Chassis#: AM115492036
Sold for $159,040
  2019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction
 
1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS COUPE
Chassis#: AM/115/49/2152
Sold for $156,500
  2019 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours
 
1971 Maserati Ghibli SS 4.9-Litre Spyder Conversion
Chassis#: AM115/49 2052
Sold for $213,953
  2018 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1971 Maserati Ghibli SS 4.9-Litre Coupé
Chassis#: AM115/49 1990
Sold for $270,256
  2018 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1971 Maserati Ghibli SS 4.9-Litre Coupé
Chassis#: AM115/49.1956
Sold for $314,261
  2018 Bonhams : The Monaco Sale 'Les Grandes Marques à Monaco'
 
1971 Maserati Ghibli SS 4.9-Litre Coupé
Chassis#: AM115/49.1956
Sold for $258,242
  2016 Bonhams : Bond Street Auction
 
1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS
Chassis#: AM115/49 2184
Sold for $18,832
  2016 RM Sothebys : Duemila Ruote
 
1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.7
Sold for $191,744
  2016 RM Sothebys : Duemila Ruote
 
1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS
Chassis#: AM115/49 2130
Sold for $323,568
  2016 RM Sothebys : Duemila Ruote
 
1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Spider
Chassis#: AM115/S/49.1237
Sold for $1,500,000
  2016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
 
1971 Maserati Ghibli 4,9LSS
Chassis#: AM115/49/2098
Sold for $300,323
  2016 Rétromobile 2016 by Artcurial Motorcars
 
1971 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS COUPE
Chassis#: AM115.49.2110
Sold for $242,000
  2015 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction
 
1971 Maserati Ghibli SS
Chassis#: AM115492152
Sold for $295,000
  2015 Mecum : Monterey
 
1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS
Chassis#: AM115 49 2248
Sold for $203,500
  2013 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach
 
1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Coupe
Chassis#: AM 115/49 2152
Sold for $151,250
  2013 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
1971 Maserati Ghibli image  1971 Maserati Ghibli image  
1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.7-Litre Coupé
Chassis#: AM115 1962
Sold for $59,510
  2012 Bonhams - The Monaco Sale 'Les Grandes Marques à Monaco'
1971 Maserati Ghibli image  
1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Spyder
Chassis#: AM 115/S.49 1259
Sold for $880,000
  2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1971 Maserati Ghibli image  1971 Maserati Ghibli image  
1971 Maserati Ghibli Spyder
Chassis#: AM115 S 1191
Sold for $302,500
  2012 RM-Automobiles of Arizona
1971 Maserati Ghibli image  
1971 Maserati Ghibli SS
Chassis#: 2432
Sold for $81,824
  2007 Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
 
1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 Litre SS
Sold for $63,980
  2006 Coys Auction - Legende et Passion
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1971 Maserati Ghibli's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1971 Maserati Ghibli SSAM1154922782019 Mecum : Monterey$175,000$250,000$300,000
1971 Maserati Ghibli SS 4.9 Coupé by GhiaAM115/49 25062018 RM Sothebys : London $220,000$260,000
1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.7-Litre CoupeAM115 19622012 Bonhams Paris, La Halle Freyssinet Motocars $40,000$60,000
1971 MASERATI GHILBI 4.9L SS115/49/18782011 Rétromobile   
1971 Maserati Ghibli SS CoupeAM115 49-19902007 Bonhams Ferrari et les Prestigieuses Italiennes $120,000$140,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1967 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1967 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1967 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1967 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1967 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1967 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: AM115 062
Engine Num: OASS 4349
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1967 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: AM115.532
Engine Num: AM115.532
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1967 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: AM1154732
Engine Num: AM1154732
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1968 Coupe
Chassis Num: AM115 758
Engine Num: AM115 758
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1968 Spyder
Chassis Num: AM115/S 1001
Engine Num: AM115/S 1001
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1968 Coupe
Chassis Num: AN115518
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1969 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1969 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1969 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1969 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1969 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1969 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1969 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 115730
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1969 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: AM115 1160
Engine Num: AM115 1160
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1970 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1970 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1970 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1970 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1970 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1970 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1970 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1970 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1970 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 10334
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1970 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 1564
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1970 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 1572
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1970 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: AM115/S 1087
Engine Num: AM115/S 1087
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1970 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: AM11551227
Engine Num: AM 115/S * 1227
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1970 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: AM115S1177
Engine Num: AM115S1177
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1970 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: AM11S1185
Engine Num: S-2360
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1971 Convertible
Chassis Num: AM 115/S.49 1259
Engine Num: 1259
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1972 Coupe
Chassis Num: AM115.49.2490
Engine Num: AM115.49.2490
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1972 Coupe
Chassis Num: AM115/49 2462
Engine Num: AM115/49 2462
Chassis information for the Maserati Ghibli1972 Coupe
Chassis Num: AM115/49 2492
Engine Num: AM115/49 2492

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