The 1957 Dual Ghia Built on a 56 D500 dodge frame which included the Hemi 315 and power Flight Trans… Also other Ghia’s to include the wedge motor due to the fact American Ghia Motors could only get there hands on so many Hemi’s… Spoke rims or Hubcaps with spinners where the only two options for wheels….. Any Color combo was available no set paint codes exists….. So many parts came from Various car manufactures its taking awhile to figure out what is available and what isn’t…. Any Part Needs Contact Ken @ 603-998-9983
Dual-Ghia is a rare, short-lived, automobile make, produced in the United States between 1956 and 1958. The idea for Dual-Ghia came from Eugene Casaroll, who formed Dual Motors in Detroit Michigan to build an exclusive car at a moderate price.
The design was based on an earlier show-car of Chrysler, named the Firearrow, which had been designed by Virgil Exner. The Dual-Ghia car was designed by Chrysler. The design was fairly conservative with single headlamps and slab-sided features, avoiding fins and other styling gimmicks. A four-place convertible was the only offering.
A Dodge frame and drive-train was transported to Italy, where the bodywork was fabricated by the Italian Coachbuilder Ghia. Performance was excellent, due to the cars being powered by the small 315 cu in (5.2 L) Dodge hemispherical-head short-stroke V-8 engine.
Out of the 102 cars produced, 75 still existed as of July 2006. The cars were mostly bought by American celebrities, such as Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, and Richard Nixon. Desi Arnaz owned one, but he wrecked it. Ronald Reagan owned one, which he lost in a high-stakes poker game with then-President Lyndon Johnson, who kept the car for several years. Dean Martin had one at one point as well, according to his son Ricci. Dean Martin can be seen driving his Dual-Ghia in the film Kiss Me, Stupid.
1300 hrs to make in Ghia factory in Italy shipped , then another 500 hrs to install drive train and other details ......The car sold for around $10,000 in 57 a lot of money for the time and American Ghia Motors was very select on who got a Dual Ghia and Sammy Davis jr. was NOT on that list although his friends had them times where different back then so he bought a Jag!!
There is believed to be 7 Ghia's without fins and One coupe which people think there is two just because car was Blk then painted to its current color a Met light blue the rest had fins and convertible tops .....