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For Sale: 1957 Dual-Ghia Coupe in Westwood, Massachusetts


Vehicle Description

One of the most exclusive automobiles of the Postwar Era.  First 4 seater/2DR sport card to be manufactured in the US. The luxurious interior is trimmed with the finest Connolly leather and accented by brushed metal and restrained touches of chrome.  This car is one of 117 Dual Ghias ever built and one of fewer than 30 bought to exist today. Equipped with a 230 hp, 315 cu. in. Dodge D-500 “Red Ram” V-8 Hemi engine, 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.  Exhaustive attention to detail and extensive handcraftsmanship resulted in a beautifully finished automobile, with a luxurious interior that featured such sporty notions as front bucket seats and a dashboard with a full set of instruments, set against engine-turned aluminum.A masterpiece that blends the 1950 touches with timeless elegance. Dual Ghias were mostly bought by American celebrities most likely drawn to the car’s Italian style and finish with the V8’s American power. Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden and Richard Nixon, Dean Martin, and Desi Arnaz owned one. Ronald Reagan owned one but lost it in a high-stakes poker game with then-President Lyndon Johnson, who kept the car for several years. Dean Martin can be seen driving his Dual-Ghia in the film Kiss Me, Stupid. This vehicle is in exceptional condition. A true Collectors dream car!   Interesting trades considered.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1022297
  • Price:$465,000
  • Location:Westwood, Massachusetts
  • Year:1957
  • Make:Dual-Ghia
  • Model:Coupe
  • Exterior Color:Blue
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:0
  • Convertible:Yes
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • Bucket Seats:Yes
  • Power Brakes:Yes
  • Power Steering:Yes
  • Engine Condition:Running