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The name Ghibli also follows Maserati tradition and comes from the name wind. Ghibli, by the way, is the dry wind that blows from the Sahara into northern Africa around Libya, and it's also the nickname for air force aircraft in Italy. By the way, the world-famous Japanese animation studio "Ghibli" is also a ghibli by nature (Same English spelling)...
Apart from that, the way people recall Maseratighibli may vary from person to person. If you love supercars, you'll remember Giugiaro's classic Long Nose deluxe first coupe, and if you're familiar with the latest model, you'll remember the four-door sports saloon.
And if you're a bit geeky, this second generation Ghibli might be the answer. The Ghibli II was born as a successor to the Vitulvo series that appeared in the 80's. Built between 98 and 92, this 2 door 4 seater notchback coupe was styled by Marcello Gandini. Now that you mention it, there is a trace of it around the fender line and the front window. By the way, Gandini is involved in Vitruvo's restyling.
Same as Vitruvo, 90 degree V6 twin turbo (Bi Turbo.). A 2.8 liter version and a 2 liter version for use in Italy are available, each with a manual transmission (ZF5 or Getrag 6) and an automatic transmission (4 AT).
This sports coupe, with its neat styling and luxurious interior made from conolly leather, is still firmly popular as a place where you can enjoy exciting performances.
It's one of the fastest spiders in the world.
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The blue metallic exterior and the all-red interior of the leather stand out. The yellow stitching also matches this color coordination. It's a combination often seen in racing cars.
Introducing the valuable Ghibli II with a 3-pedal manual transmission. As it is a 96 model, it is combined with a 2.8 liter but 6 speed getag mission (Before the 95 model, the 2.8 was equipped with a 5 speed ZF transmission, and the 6 speed was for 2.0.). Probably because of the strong image of luxurious GT coupe, automatic transmission was preferred in the Japanese market, so I think the latter 6MT specification is very valuable.
It has a mileage of 40,000 kilometers. I can't say it's small, but it's not so large. In the sense that it has been used well, it can be said that the number of distances shows that it is in excellent condition.
As for the condition, the driver's seat can be adjusted according to the distance and the dirt on the door panel and the turn-over of the dashboard bothers me, so both the interior and the exterior are in good condition for the year.
The calm navy blue body and the bright tanned interior that dominated the world at that time were very Maserati like coordination, and everyone who liked cars at that time wanted it.
Why not try Gandini's sports coupe, which retains the scent of the 90s in its interior and exterior design and running?
Originally written by Jun Nishikawa
Photo by Yukio Yoshimi
Published on April 2019
|Year of Purchase||Mar 1996|