The Original Maserati Ghibli Proves Maserati Was Once Great

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  • Published on Jan 18, 2018
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    The original Maserati Ghibli, from the 1960s and 1970s, shows us why Maserati used to be great -- even though Maserati isn't very desirable anymore. Today I'm reviewing a 1971 Maserati Ghibli SS to show you a time when Maserati used to be cool.
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  • Doug DeMuro
    Doug DeMuro  Year ago +2834

    As I write this: 100 comments about the car. 2,600 comments about the turn signal being on.
    Yes, I know it was on. I wasn't driving the car at the time. I could not turn off the Maserati's turn signal from the Toyota I was following with, unless I had a very long stick.

    • tim harper
      tim harper 18 days ago

      Seems your viewers haven’t watched any Leno videos. He does it all the time. Usually to signal the camera car. What’s the big deal. My half-deaf Dad does it all the time too. There was a period in the mid-80’s where manufacturers tried to make “indicator-reminder” tones a thing. Thankfully that didn’t stick. Sometimes I want my signal on for a while.

    • Tjk 92
      Tjk 92 Month ago

      Hey Doug....your channel is my favorite of all RU-clip channels....you do a great job..just wondering if you ever considered doing 2 separate spreadsheets?...One for antique cars and one for modern or newer cars....i think that would work better. You cant compare the acceleration or handling of cars from the 60's,70's,80's, etc. to new cars of today. Better technology the new cars are 1,000 to 2,000 pounds lighter in some instances.....just thought i would share that.....keep up the great work

    • gsl2756
      gsl2756 2 months ago

      Reminds me in many respects of an Aston Martin DBS, 1969, with its twin gas tanks, fastback look, leather appointments

    • Jack Again
      Jack Again 2 months ago

      Doug learned this from Jay Leno...

    • kineticdeath
      kineticdeath 2 months ago

      did you even tell them, afterwards, or did you just chuckle slightly and wait till you uploaded the video for them to find out? lol

  • Yossarian67
    Yossarian67 14 hours ago

    My wife is of Moroccan descent and insists it's "zhibli" or "jibli"...

  • anastasija Ilieva

    I love maserati its NOT crap

  • R G
    R G 2 days ago

    I think that you dont wanna fuck blondie ...

  • Ammar Nazib
    Ammar Nazib 2 days ago

    Doug the type of guy to signal left when he's turning right

  • Lex Charles Ericcson

    Your bias

  • MV Master
    MV Master 4 days ago

    this car should get a 50/100 because they tried.

  • David Kasman
    David Kasman 4 days ago

    That '71 is elegant.

  • commodore665
    commodore665 5 days ago +2

    Maserati's are an Italian masterpiece next to a say a Mustang GT , its like comparing , Sophia Loren to Kim Kardashian

  • GTR MAN
    GTR MAN 5 days ago

    One life time isn't enough with so many beautiful cars to own or drive.As I am a Buddhist I get to come back and do it all again. 👍

  • Hannah Miyamoto
    Hannah Miyamoto 7 days ago

    Maserati may have decided that omitting labels made the car equally suitable for people in different countries. On the other hand, Top Gear suggested that Italian instrument labels are designed by an Italian who doesnt rely on research, he just puts controls wherever he thinks they should be.

  • Bruno Desrosiers
    Bruno Desrosiers 10 days ago

    Here’s what I found on Wikipedia about dimming mirrors: « Manual tilt" day/night mirrors first began appearing in the 1930s and became standard equipment on most passenger cars and trucks by the early 1970s ». Unfortunately, my father is no longer around to confirm or otherwise, but I believe his Mercury Park Lane 1964 had one (I was born in 1961). And my recollection of the 60s is that it was relatively common, at least as an option for American cars - however I am not positive on that one, understandably.

  • Nate Staub
    Nate Staub 14 days ago +1

    I AGREE

  • Peter Landbo
    Peter Landbo 14 days ago

    Did you forget to take your Lithium... ? I like your channel, but please, please don’ t talk so fast - it really detracts from the overall experience

  • Fellippe Galletta
    Fellippe Galletta 16 days ago +3

    "Maserati hasn't always built CRAP", come on bro

  • Miguel L Franco
    Miguel L Franco 16 days ago

    Fugly 💩💩💩

  • José De Albuquerque Jr.

    Ghibli wasn’t designed by Marcelo Gandini, it was personally designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro when He was still at Guia studios

  • outwestlawns
    outwestlawns 18 days ago

    Doug the type of reviewer to make that Maserati engine quiver

  • Dag Andreas Torp
    Dag Andreas Torp 18 days ago

    -
    Doug DeMuro
    The kinda guy who drove around with his turn signal on.
    17:51 to 18:03.

  • Gerry Roach
    Gerry Roach 19 days ago

    Asperger's Syndrome is a bitch; fixated on buttons and knobs...

  • Musique61414
    Musique61414 20 days ago

    All time superstar.

  • AdamG1983
    AdamG1983 21 day ago +44

    Doug: "What the fu-"
    Me: *gasps*
    Doug: "-ss was"

  • Light Yagami
    Light Yagami 22 days ago

    5:38 r/fellowkids

  • Smile Step
    Smile Step 25 days ago

    Maserati corsa

  • Dan Mel
    Dan Mel 25 days ago +3

    My Maserati does 174, i lost my license, i cant drive anymore

  • Buck Roger
    Buck Roger 25 days ago

    Doug is the type of guy to cut across three lanes with the wrong turn signal on.

  • Lenny Anders
    Lenny Anders 25 days ago

    I promise I will not mention the right turn signal being on.

  • luo sigi
    luo sigi 27 days ago

    This car is 10 to 10 it’s amazing for that time..don’t forget that.

  • bazzle592
    bazzle592 27 days ago

    The Ghibli just seems leagues ahead of the other Italian sports cars of the era. The interior looks significantly nicer, the engine bay is cleaner, the styling is better, etc. etc.

  • Paul Baleni
    Paul Baleni 27 days ago

    Are you in Dubai's

  • Emir Trump el-Amriki
    Emir Trump el-Amriki 29 days ago

    Lifes been good ru-clip.com/video/ss9VZ1FHxy0/video.html

  • Donald Leavy
    Donald Leavy Month ago

    Wow .. You’re An Absolute Dork... Really You Are.. Can’t BELIVE They Trust You With That Car... Unreal .. You’re Not A True Car Guy. You’re A True Dork..

  • Ed Janston
    Ed Janston Month ago

    So glad I can't drive knowing this

  • John Smith
    John Smith Month ago +1

    Italian cars are trash.

  • Miroslav Pokorný
    Miroslav Pokorný Month ago

    Actually, that trunk latch isn't that bad, I have 2002 Skoda Fabia (comfort) and it has similar latch too (but it has also button in the back), but my friend has a 2004 Skoda Fabia with lower trim level (classic) and he has just the latch in driver's door - in 2004. Fabia trim levels : Junior --> Classic --> Comfort (Ambiente) --> Attractive --> Elegance. Junior for instance didn't have power steering or glowbox door and it had black bumpers

  • Jae Sea
    Jae Sea Month ago

    This car will never drop under the 200k mark for prime examples, and in no way I feel that the new age cars are hurting the status of value and collectibility of this car. It’s a diff world now and that will stand as excellence reached at long gone era

  • Timur Hafouz
    Timur Hafouz Month ago

    The storage under the storage where the back seats are meant to be was for carrying the goods. 😁

  • NO FUCKS GIVEN
    NO FUCKS GIVEN Month ago

    Seems like Maserati were always a drug dealer car

  • Jack Bender
    Jack Bender Month ago

    Why go to that shithole...there are ghiblis in the states

  • sada das
    sada das Month ago

    This car´s original name was Lamborghini Jalpa...or Jalpeno or something like that? It is copy paste car with some design differences.

  • Joseph Fetz
    Joseph Fetz Month ago +2

    The Maserati that Walsh was referring to was his 5000GT (which certainly didn't do 185, but that made the lyric work).

  • Kash Sattar
    Kash Sattar Month ago

    Thank god he's saying Ghibli​ and not GHEEB-LI

  • Damir Osmanovic
    Damir Osmanovic Month ago

    That looks like " can"i love my new masarati.

  • GothSauce Productions

    How cool is it to have a car that already has/started hidden stash compartments for when I ride heavy. I never would of thought the back seats turned out how they did.

  • LaczekBezOka2
    LaczekBezOka2 Month ago

    Man, You've just filled the niche after the Old good Top Gear. Congratulations!

  • luv hunk
    luv hunk Month ago +1

    This guys voice gets on my nerves.
    The new Maserati GT is not crap.
    The V8 Quattroporte is a great car and a million miles from the usual German cars.

  • Aunurup Aurpon
    Aunurup Aurpon Month ago

    doug is the type of guy to mention fidget spinners in 2018

  • Adis Kay
    Adis Kay Month ago

    Doug the type of guy to indicate where he isn't going

  • Mark Knight
    Mark Knight Month ago

    I work at Control Tower in Motor City Dubai and its weird (but quite cool) to see these iconic cars being driven around the building I work in every day. I keep looking out the window but haven't seen the filming yet. There are some great classics parked in the basement car park though! ;-)

  • David Provenzani
    David Provenzani Month ago

    such a stunning beauty, a piece of history, a masterpiece now 50 years old..... But video took 15 min to criticize a few buttons and trunk opening instead to show the car in a proper way.... quite annoying, isnt it ? Total lack of car culture. BTW Ghibli not designed by Gandini

  • wclifton968
    wclifton968 Month ago +4

    ghibli ss? what about the ghibli 3rd riech?


    note: just another silly joke

    • Samual Watson
      Samual Watson 3 days ago

      Hahahaahahaa I like your sense of humor

  • impete r
    impete r Month ago

    What happened to thhhhiiss?

  • santisizable
    santisizable 2 months ago

    My dream car. Beautiful without trying. 🥰

  • Andrew Libby
    Andrew Libby 2 months ago

    16:14 Classic Doug, putting his right turn signal on in the left turn only lane

  • Eric George
    Eric George 2 months ago +1

    The Ghibli is a great piece of automotive design!

  • Alec Hodgson
    Alec Hodgson 2 months ago

    TURN THE TURN SIGNAL OFF!

  • Bumba Corruption
    Bumba Corruption 2 months ago

    It looks like the Lamborghini lagonda

  • Gregory Timmons
    Gregory Timmons 2 months ago

    Yes but I remember buying Road and Track's guide to GT cars back in 1970 as a high schooler and they pointed out that the Maserati Indy had hard plastic material on the backside of the upright portion of the seats with rows of vent holes drilled in them. Crooked rows of holes. As though the worker that drilled them had too much vino during lunch. The shoddiness of those holes was ridiculous.

  • Arseniy Shapurov
    Arseniy Shapurov 2 months ago

    So analog car

  • Group W Bench
    Group W Bench 2 months ago

    How much does the car cost? If that that exact car then a similar one.

  • Nate Staub
    Nate Staub 2 months ago +2

    A 1971 MASERATI GHIBLI IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CAR EVER EXISTED

  • North Uist
    North Uist 2 months ago

    That's the one for me,,,,where's that lottery ticket

  • Leroy Brown
    Leroy Brown 2 months ago

    Another beautiful Italian sports car from the Golden Era of automobiles!

  • Rog5446
    Rog5446 2 months ago

    Never mind a Doug score of 51, just put it on a pedestal and I'll sit in front of it and just look at it all day.
    You don't buy one of these to drive, it's a work of art.

  • IIIBETEPIII
    IIIBETEPIII 3 months ago

    Actually a beautiful car, but, everything else is shit in it.
    Everything looks aftermarket, poorly designed, cheap... Just to compare to a Vette c3, Chevy is better in every aspect.

    • DarkLight
      DarkLight 2 months ago +1

      Yeah! Specially all that gorgeous, hand-sewn, first class, expensive, italian leather… Damn! It is also everywhere… it makes looking the whole car so poor and cheap; and I haven't started talking about handles and buttons yet… all full alluminium!

  • Richard Hopkins
    Richard Hopkins 3 months ago

    The vents behind the seats are so you can use the AC while actually recycling the air out of the car without having to roll down the window and defeat the AC. I'd imagine they had smokers in mind

  • Joe Nobody
    Joe Nobody 3 months ago

    Is it just me or was old maserati just as shit as the new stuff, but many of us just have rose tinted glasses for the classics. I'm not sure the Dodge Dart switches are worse than the unlabeled nightmare that came with this car. And the engineering in the back seat area? Seems like Maserati was always trash.

  • Siniša Pitarević
    Siniša Pitarević 3 months ago

    One of the most beautiful cars ever made. Funny how you always point to things as odd or strange, but everything need the perspective of the initial design area. Unlabelled switches and buttons, check, you have the manual for that and the dealer to explain. The interior is amazingly beautiful. Keep driving the car and suddenly you’ll see all buttons and switches are exactly there where needed when driving. The back is perfectly done when seeing it from the right perspective. Building a car has an order. So the carpeting is pure logic and efficient. Filling up the holes with cushions is a great idea, for noise reduction. The fact you can take them out for convenience of space is genius. Air vents in the back? Brilliant. The speed when driving will create different air pressure between the interior and outside world thus sucking out ‘used air’ from the interior. And some other things,.....it’s just design 😁 Who cares the headrest only has two useable settings. When taking it out it is symmetrical. Design. This is one of the most most beautiful cars ever made. Sometimes one just has to drop the ego and ‘needed’ comfort. A car is made for emotions, driving, enjoyment, love.

  • Jeffrey Kraus
    Jeffrey Kraus 3 months ago

    Douglas turn off your blinker.

  • HappyChappie
    HappyChappie 3 months ago

    Just Driving a pricey ass Maserati w the turn signal on the whole time....y didnt anyone tell him?lol

  • Forrest
    Forrest 3 months ago +1

    I mean... it is kind of an Italian muscle car.

  • Jeff Blankenship
    Jeff Blankenship 3 months ago +1

    Cracks me up that your turn signal was on the entire time. Your camera guy never thought to tell you?

  • alambert147
    alambert147 3 months ago

    what's the car on the left side at 0:30?

  • alfa zedz
    alfa zedz 3 months ago

    If that steering column moved an inch, I'm Long Duk Dong. Doug says he's afraid to push the little button... then proceeds to push it, and push it, and push it again and again and again. Lol.

  • TestTubeBabySpy
    TestTubeBabySpy 3 months ago

    Why Doug sound like a 1980's comedian in this video

    • Gregory Timmons
      Gregory Timmons 2 months ago

      Sounded like Letterman as he chopped air with his hand saying "ridiculous" in reference to the fake seat/storage compartment.

  • Antonio D
    Antonio D 3 months ago

    that department is for guns for gangsters.

  • Marc28031984
    Marc28031984 3 months ago

    The rear, especially the taillights look a lot like the Miura..makes sense that it was designed by the same guy.

  • Derrick logan
    Derrick logan 3 months ago

    Does the radio still work ? Cause I need to pull up to my school rocking to Elvis

  • Espen Brandshaug
    Espen Brandshaug 3 months ago

    Fu@k me sideways, your LenoDeMuro signal's on DougJay...

  • Charles Peterson
    Charles Peterson 3 months ago

    May have been designed for smugglers. I'm not a smuggler, but I'd really love to have 0ne one these beauties!

  • Fscott
    Fscott 3 months ago

    ‘GEEE-BLEE’ !

  • Alex Mercer
    Alex Mercer 3 months ago +2

    Boy was the 70s was a time to be alive

  • on the roofs
    on the roofs 3 months ago

    take me back to the 60s fuck this era

  • William Bruder
    William Bruder 3 months ago

    I suspect you and Jay Leno share some DNA.

  • Hans
    Hans 3 months ago +2

    SS?
    Schutzstaffel?

  • Sean Bailey
    Sean Bailey 3 months ago

    The little chrome Maserati badges adjacent to the fuel doors are at different angles.

  • Shacklebound
    Shacklebound 3 months ago

    Ahahahaahhaahah I couldn't stop laughing my ass off all the time (and I'm Italian). Yes, there have been times when we used to build cars literally without giving a single f*ck about their everyday usage lol. That's part of the charm. PS have you noticed that the internal door handle is the very same from the Lamborghini Espada??

  • Terry O'Malley
    Terry O'Malley 4 months ago

    51 out of 100...... Funcullo 😝😝😝😝 it's the best looking car on the planet.

  • Glenn McEnroe
    Glenn McEnroe 4 months ago

    I like thee way Doug doesn't waste any time finding criticism with this car, contrasting with Jay Leno's praise for the Khamsin on his channel.

  • Riko J. Amado
    Riko J. Amado 4 months ago

    Not one single Miyazaki reference. I'm disappointed.

  • TheKabluee
    TheKabluee 4 months ago +1

    Maybe Joe Walsh knew that this car just did 174 but said 185 as a cute way of saying "I'm just a little better" kind of thing.

  • max Zago
    max Zago 4 months ago

    The ghibli was designed by Giugiaro not Gandini !

  • Rob Holo-Source
    Rob Holo-Source 4 months ago

    Doug, Giugiaro designed the Ghibli not Gandini! Actually there is also some info which indicates the original Miura concept was also penned by Giugiaro...

  • Charles Chauffe
    Charles Chauffe 4 months ago

    You could make an argument for the original Ghibli being the most beautiful car of alltime! Timeless beauty! I only wish I bought one while the price was still reasonable...not any more...

  • Tomsawyerspit
    Tomsawyerspit 4 months ago

    My '95 Jetta had about as much play in the adjustable steering wheel. I hated that car.

  • Tomsawyerspit
    Tomsawyerspit 4 months ago

    Who remembers the butterfly windows of the '70s ? ( don't know about the '60s ) Dodge darts

  • Tyler Smith
    Tyler Smith 4 months ago +2

    That dealership inventory is mouth-watering

  • Reviewed Popcorn
    Reviewed Popcorn 4 months ago

    Feb 2019 still hasent sold

  • Rehman elahi Rehman elahi

    Who the hell r u to give certificates to cars
    U r nothing but a vagabond
    A mother fucker

  • vojtasTS29
    vojtasTS29 4 months ago

    fuck me when he wraps the driving section up and the car idles, that's the most amazing noise I've heard in my entire life.