The Dual Ghia was produced between 1956 and 1958.
It was a 2-door convertible and 2-door coupe in style.
It had a:
315 CID 4-bbl. 230 hp (172 kW) V8 engine
Two speed automatic transmission with a 115 in wheelbase 203.5 in (5,169 mm) in length and a width of 79 in (2,007 mm).1958 Chrysler Dual-Ghia Coupe Prototype
Dual-Ghia is a rare, short-lived, automobile make, produced in the United States between 1956 and 1958.
The Dual-Ghia came from Eugene Casaroll
He formed Dual Motors in Detroit, Michigan to build an exclusive car at a moderate price.
The design was based on four 1954 and 1955 Chrysler concept cars
They were named:
The Firearrow II, III, and IV
They had all been designed by Virgil Exner.
The Dual-Ghia car was designed by Chrysler.
The design was fairly conservative with:
small conservative fins
A four-place convertible was the only offering.
A Dodge frame and drive-train was transported to Italy
The bodywork and interior was fabricated by the Italian Coachbuilder Ghia.
Performance was excellent
The cars were powered by the small 315 cu in (5.2 L) Dodge hemispherical-head short-stroke V-8 engine.
With a retail price close to $7500, the Dual-Ghia was about $200 more expensive than the next most expensive American car, the late 1950s Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible.
Of the 117 cars produced, 32 still existed in July 2006.
The cars were mostly bought by American celebrities, such as Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden and Richard Nixon.
Desi Arnaz owned one, Ronald Reagan owned one, which he lost in a high-stakes poker game with then-President Lyndon Johnson and Dean Martin had one at one point as well. He can be seen driving it in the film Kiss Me, Stupid.
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