This 1957 Dual-Ghia was sold new to Hugh and Charlotte Miller. The Dual Ghia was the brainchild of Eugene Casaroll, owner of Dual motors. The Ghia was based on the 1954 Dodge Fire Arrow, a concept vehicle. Eugene was so captivated by the Dual he bought the rights from Dodge. This model was a very successful limited production.
He then commissioned Ghia to build the car for production and sell to the general public. They only built approximately 100 cars over a two-year lifespan. They were outfitted with either the Dodge D500 315 CI Hemi or the 315 CI Poly Headed engine with a power flight transmission.
This example has the 315 CI Hemi V8 engine. This vehicle received a complete rotisserie restoration completed in 2018. The full restoration is documented, and photographs are available. This Ghia retains its original matching number engine. It has power steering, power brakes, power windows, seek and search radio, and wire wheels.
Approximately 3000-man hours were spent during the entire restoration time frame to bring it back to its original factory showroom condition. No expense was spared. It has received its AACA Junior, Senior and Grand National award certificates. It received the W Emmert Swigart Memorial Cup, a national award.
It was also nominated for the coveted AACA Zenith Award, given to the best restoration of the 2018 year. It received first runner up.
If you want the best Dual Ghia in the world – this is it! The car was fully restored by the knowledgeable team at Whitehall Auto Restorations in Hopkinton Massachusetts.