Joe is correct, #1081 was not a bad car at all. I sorted the car out, make a few cosmetic changes and drove it that Fall at the MaserMiglia. Sold it a few months later for about $120K.Sorry, hardly a bucket of bolts, Ghibli Spyder #1081 was decent driver at the time that just needed some attention. In 2002 the market was flat, 9/11 was still recent event that shook the world.
Ferrari Daytona's were 80k cars with Lussos selling for not a lot more. Ghibli Spyder # 1081 sold at the Blackhawk Hershey auction in Oct. 2002 for a hammer price of 55K add in the buyer's fees and it came to 60K. I was there with a number of other collector/dealers that all felt given the uncertainty of the world economy that the market price at the time was mid to upper 40s.
1081 sold the following spring to Ivan Ruiz for about 65k as the market appeared more stable. http://www.thecarnut.com/ygspyder.html
Ivan cleaned the car up, dyed the seats from Taupe to Black. The car was then sold.
I am selling a genuine Ghibli SS spyder in need of a serious restoration. It is one of the rare original 5-speed cars. As Joe correctly pointed out, about half of the SS spyders were originally automatic and the frame is different. I converted a Ghibli spyder from auto to 5-speed and swore never to do this again.
Be careful with fakes! In the last 6 months I've inspected two cars with what would appear to be genuine spyder serial numbers. One of these cars was sold by a major auction house and reported in Sports Car Magazine, neither picked up on the fact the car was a fake. If interested in a Ghibli spyder make sure to have it inspected by someone that really knows his stuff.
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