Cars We Sold

1970 Maserati Ghibli Spyder Serial Number 1227


Lead photograph of 1970 Maserati Ghibli Spyder Serial Number 1227


Make   Maserati Model   Ghibli Spyder
Year   1970 Serial #   1227
Engine #   AM 115/S *1227* VIN   AM 115 * 1227
Engine Type   4.7 liter dry sump V8 Chassis Type   Tubular Frame
Build Sequence #   114 Number Built   125
Body Type   Spyder Body Builder   Ghia
First Owner   Baker Motor Company Current Owner   Current Owner
Build Sheet   No Current Location   California


1970 Maserati Ghibli Spyder s/n 1227, the 114th of only 125 Maserati Ghibli spyders built. 1970 Ghibli Spyder s/n 1227 is well-maintained and matching-numbers with an older restoration and a known history back to its first selling dealer. First sold in Atlanta, GA by Baker Motor Company, this Ghibli Spyder was featured on the 1992 Maserati International Club poster. Later owned by collector Gene Ponder, correctly and comprehensively restored in brilliant red with a black leather interior and cloth top, and comes with a large photo and document binder outlining the service work done back to 1987 and the restoration work done in 2008. Comes with a copy of the original build sheets, a copy of the Certificate of Origin and a copy of the centerfold poster from the Viale Ciro Menotti (Maserati Club) newsletter of 1992. It is equipped with the desirable five-speed manual transmission and runs and drives extremely well. The odometer shows just over 41,578 miles, which appear to be from new and which attest to the car’s current condition. It is also fitted with almost all the desirable options when ordered new, including authentic Borrani wire wheels, more than adequate air conditioning, electric windows and user-friendly power steering. Fully serviced and matching numbers, of course. Well documented history from new. Comes with a substantial photo album documenting the ownership history and restoration as well as a replica owner’s manual .


S/n 1227. Ghibli Spyder. USA model. 1970 build date. 1970 USA model. 5-speed, P/S, 4.7 litre, bolt on wires.

1970, sold new by Baker Motor Company, Atlanta, Georgia.

1980s, from Joe Marchetti to Ed Waterman, purchased in a package of cars with a 212 Export, a Lamborghini Miura SV, a New Uracco and a few others.

1984 "ish", Ed Moved to Florida, and sold it.

1990, 01 Nov., owned by David Ohanian, Canada.

1992, the featured car on the Maserati International Club poster.

1997, March, offered by Martin Godbey.

1998, with George Druyea to Phil Deppenschmidt, Ohio.

Then sold to Gene Ponder, Texas.

2000, 03 Aug., as per e-mail from Wolf Zweiffler: red/black, 5-speed.

2005, June, offered on eBay. Red/red interior with black inserts.

2008, August, at the Russo and Steele auction, Monterey.

“The exceptional red Spider offered here was built late in 1970 and was first sold in Atlanta, GA by Baker Motor Cars. Later owned by superstar car collector Gene Ponder, this was the car featured on the 1992 Maserati International Club poster. Correctly and comprehensively restored in brilliant red with a black leather interior and cloth top, it sits on four authentic Borrani wire wheels and is absolutely ready mechanically as it is cosmetically to take its new owner wherever he or she desire.”

2008, August, sold to a Connecticut-based Hedge fund manager and stored at Red-Line restorations.

2011, December, sold to a collector in Jacksonville, Florida.

2014, 27 Jan., inspected and photoed in Jacksonville, Florida.

2014, September, on consignment with Mike Sheehan’s

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