1958 Dual-Ghia ConvertibleSOLD

1958 Dual-Ghia Convertible

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To be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM’s The Don Davis Collection event, April 27, 2013. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmauctions.com/Don Davis.

Estimate:
$250,000 - $450,000 US

OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

230 hp, 315 cu. in. Dodge D-500 Red Ram V-8, Carter four-barrel carburetor, Chrysler PowerFlite two-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with unequal length A-arms and coil springs, live rear axle and semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 115 in.


An icon of 1950s Hollywood
Formerly the property of legendary entertainer Hoagy Carmichael
Best in Show at the 2003 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance
One of the finest Dual-Ghias in existence

After Chrysler opted out of putting its Dodge Firearrow show cars into production, Detroit trucking magnate Eugene Casaroll bought rights to the design. Soon, Casaroll's Dual Motors, named for the twin-engined trucks he once produced, had a modified version of the Firearrow in production. Dubbed the Dual-Ghia, it featured an unbeatable combination of reliable, Motor City-bred Dodge V-8 power and gorgeous bodywork hand-built by the noted Italian Carrozzeria Ghia of Turin. Exhaustive attention to detail and extensive handcraftsmanship resulted in a beautifully-finished automobile, with a luxurious interior that featured front bucket seats and a dashboard with a full set of instruments set in engine-turned aluminum..

Reference Number 213231

as of 4/28/2013

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