Maserati took the wraps off of the Ghibli grand tourer at the 1966 Turin Auto Show. Penned by the legendary Giorgetto Giugiaro while at Italian design house Ghia, the long, low two-seater perfectly represented the wedge-shaped profile that dominated Italian auto design into the 70s and 80s. Continuing the practice of naming their cars after winds, the Ghibli derives its name from a scorching south-westerly wind the blows across the Libyan desert. The production version arrived in 1967, with a 2+2 layout and a front mid-mounted 4.7 liter, 306 horsepower V8. In 1969, the Ghibli SS got a slightly larger 4.9 liter V8 that was capable of pushing the car to 174 MPH — the fastest Maserati production car ever at the time. With its classic lines and raw power, the Ghibli SS is another beautiful page in Maserati's history.