1969 Maserati Ghibli - The Resurection

1969 Maserati Ghibli - The Resurection

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Chad speed

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435 posts

174 months

Friday 20th April 2012
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In 10 days time it will be 9 years since I took on what has turned out to be the biggest car project I've undertaken so far, and probably ever will. I've had one car project or another on the go, without a pause, for the last 30 years, so I went into restoring a sub £10k 1960's Maserati with eyes wide open, looking back I must have been staring into the dark. I love following the progress of projects, especially classics, on PH so I reckon its time to give it a go. I'm also hoping it will give me a much needed injection of enthusiasm as keeping motivation on the boil year after year can be difficult.
So I intend to post pictures perhaps once a week in chronological order till we get up to date.

30th October 2003, YWT 444G arrives at the Chadspeed garage.

benjj

6,787 posts

140 months

Friday 20th April 2012
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Oh mummy, yes please smile

XJ13

404 posts

146 months

Friday 20th April 2012
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Chad speed said:
So I intend to post pictures perhaps once a week in chronological order till we get up to date.
Yes please! I look forward to follow your progress (past, present AND future).

jt racing

561 posts

151 months

Friday 20th April 2012
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You sir, are one very very brave man! And I envy you like you cannot imagine!
The very best of luck with it!

Yertis

16,696 posts

243 months

Friday 20th April 2012
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Looking forward to this, have loved Maseratis since 'Supercar Classics' serialised the restoration of a Khamsin back in the '80s. scratchchin Actually that's probably what hooked me into this nonsense.

Jammy Dodger

2,449 posts

132 months

Friday 20th April 2012
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that's got to be the best £10k you've ever spent....

SprintSpeciale

432 posts

122 months

Friday 20th April 2012
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Can't wait. I love old Maseratis, although wouldn't necessarily go for the white wall tyre look!

snotrag

13,247 posts

188 months

Friday 20th April 2012
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In! Cant wait to read this, thanks in advance.

Humper

946 posts

139 months

Friday 20th April 2012
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Once a week? Am i that patient?

silverback mike

11,211 posts

230 months

Friday 20th April 2012
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Bookmarked for sure. Nice one, and good luck chap biggrin

McClure

2,173 posts

123 months

Friday 20th April 2012
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Great thread! woohoo

but one a week...? frown

The Surveyor

7,491 posts

214 months

Friday 20th April 2012
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My Grail car, one of the most pure, beautiful cars ever to grace the roads.

It doesn't look too bad actually but how is the body? Get ready to be on good terms with Chris Mcnabb of Bill McGrath for parts though... biggrin

Can't wait for the next pictures

Paul


OldSkoolRS

4,296 posts

156 months

Friday 20th April 2012
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Is it next Friday yet? smile

As my car has been in my garage for over 10 years waiting for me to restore/recommision it then I'll follow this with interest. My pictures will be one a year approx at the current rate...

LordBretSinclair

4,148 posts

154 months

Friday 20th April 2012
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Chad speed said:
30th October 2003, YWT 444G arrives at the Chadspeed garage.
Stunning car and I too look forward to seeing the photos each week.

Immediately your registration number looked "familiar". Back in the 70s when I was racing my MGB (yes, I'm that old) I regularly competed against a very quick MGC. I used to follow him closely as you can see from the photo taken at Silverstone in June 1978.

His registration YWT 666G - spooky or what ?? eek


Carsie

894 posts

181 months

Friday 20th April 2012
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LordBretSinclair said:
Stunning car and I too look forward to seeing the photos each week.

Immediately your registration number looked "familiar". Back in the 70s when I was racing my MGB (yes, I'm that old) I regularly competed against a very quick MGC. I used to follow him closely as you can see from the photo taken at Silverstone in June 1978.

His registration YWT 666G - spooky or what ?? eek

Woa! - that is spooky Tim! laugh

IroningMan

9,844 posts

223 months

Saturday 21st April 2012
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Fabulous - loved them for as long as I can remember.

rigga

7,550 posts

178 months

Saturday 21st April 2012
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Lovely looking car,looking forward to the pics.

Ace-T

7,447 posts

232 months

Saturday 21st April 2012
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Bookmarked. Thank you for sharing. Looking forward to seeing more pics! Lovely car! cloud9

Trace smile

LordBretSinclair

4,148 posts

154 months

Saturday 21st April 2012
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Chad speed said:
The other familiar thing of course is the overall styling of the car - so reminiscent of my own DBS, even down to the front wing vents hehe


Hoonabator

573 posts

203 months

Saturday 21st April 2012
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^^^^^ Not racer there were we sir???