1957 La Dawrie Custom Q.T. – 1957 VW Karmann Ghia Chassis. Terrific Build quality
We love the rare and unusual, be it production automobiles, motorcycles, kit cars or home builts. With our 1957 La Dawrie Q.T./Karman Ghia with a ‘50s customized body and unusual hydraulics, rare is hardly the right word. One-off, one of one might be a better description.
A previous owner created a Packard Hawk look to the car using actual Hawk Tailfins as a mold for fiberglass rear quarter panels. Taillamp assembly from a Packard, and beautiful custom rechromed LH and RH rear bumpers. Front has also been sculpted to look like the Packard Hawk..Did have electically actuated front Suspension, Hood and decklid actuation. Karmann Ghia original engine and 4 spd trans presently out of the car. Photos of car in Silver House of Color Silver Base coat paint is how the car presently appears.. Photos showing car in Red and White paint scheme are of this car prior to restoration work by previous owner. Price $17,950 in current partially restored "apart" condition.
This car was recently re- purchased by Giordano's Vintage Motors, after over $10,000 of restoration work We are discussing the completion of the interior, dash and light paint restoration as needed. This car ran and drove very well, before last owner took it somewhat apart for restoration. This car is incredicbly rare,visually interesting and gathers alot of attention. View Walkaround and Engine Run Video at: http://youtu.be/ITrYLTfS5V0
La Dawri History: The LaDawri Q.T. Custom & larger, Conquest was designed and built by Les A. Dawes of British Columbia, Canada and is recognized as Canada's first fiberglass sports car. The Conquest was first shown at the Pacific International Exhibition at Vancouver Canada in 1956 as the Cavalier. Original plans were to create a complete sports car for sale and distribution throughout the United States and Canada. The body itself is fiberglass and was designed to take a wheelbase of 100 to 104 inches and a tread of 56 to 58 inches. This covered Corvettes, Thunderbirds, and the like of the day. However, within a year, the car, family, and company moved to Long Beach California where production began and the car debuted on the front cover of Road &Track in July 1957. From this point forward, the car was known as the “Conquest”. Soon, Dawes expanded both the number of designs available and the sizes of each design
as well. New models included Quest Q.T., Daytona, Sebring, and Del Mar.Price $ 14,950
I can ship the car worldwide at affordable Prices. Email [Email Dealer] or call Jim Giordano at 001-425-985-4259
Located in Carnation, WA at Giordano''s Vintage Motors. We Buy, Sell, Consign and Trade Sports, Muscle, Collector Cars and Rods, Motorcycles, Parts and collectables. Come visit our indoor showroom or view our inventory online at www.giocars.com. As well as actively buying and trading vehicles, we welcome consigned vehicles, and offer low consignment sales commissions and no consignment fees, putting more money back in your pocket. We are experts at locating and appraising vehicles, and can help value your vehicle for insurance, estate settlement or in preparation for selling. We have hundreds of satisfied customers, and will work hard to earn your trust. You can visit our showroom at 4501 Tolt Avenue, Carnation, WA 98014. Or view our website at: www.giocars.com. You can email us or call Jim at 425-333-5600. We hope to hear from you! VIN posted at dealership.
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