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New member with Ghibli Spyder question

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Hi there, I'm a new member with a question about purchasing a Ghibli Spyder or an SS Spyder . Obviously due to the rarity of these models it's difficult to get an idea of the current prices. I have a rough idea that the Spyders are in the US $250,000 range but have not seen any of the SS model for sale. Does anyone know what the SS have historically gone for?
That being said it seems that the price for the Spyders that I have seen advertised compared to it's contemporaries of roughly the same year (Daytona's etc) is low. I get the feeling that the Spyder could be a great investment. Have the prices moved much in the last few years or stayed the same?

Also does anyone know of a Spyder or SS Spyder for sale. A restoration project would also be considered.

Thank you for your help.
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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.

Ivan cleaned the car up, dyed the seats from Taupe to Black. The car was then sold.
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.

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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