1969 Maserati Ghibli - The Resurection

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Chad speed

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405 posts

131 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

6,753 posts

97 months

Friday 20th April 2012
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Oh mummy, yes please smile

XJ13

353 posts

103 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

558 posts

108 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

14,122 posts

200 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.
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Jammy Dodger

2,449 posts

89 months

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

SprintSpeciale

432 posts

79 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

11,742 posts

145 months

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

Humper

937 posts

96 months

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

silverback mike

10,907 posts

187 months

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

McClure

2,172 posts

80 months

Friday 20th April 2012
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Great thread! woohoo

but one a week...? frown

The Surveyor

6,015 posts

171 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

3,617 posts

113 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

3,792 posts

111 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

818 posts

138 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

9,132 posts

180 months

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

rigga

5,778 posts

135 months

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

Ace-T

6,577 posts

189 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

3,792 posts

111 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

525 posts

160 months

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