1957 Dual Ghia Convertible.
The Dual Ghia was derived from a concept car built by Dodge in 1954. The concept car was called the Fire Arrow. It was powered by a Dodge drivetrain and the body was built by coach builder Ghia of Italy. It never made production. Eugene Casaroll loved the Fire Arrow and was able to purchase the rights from Dodge. Mr. Casaroll was the owner of Dual Motors in Michigan. He commissioned Ghia to build the bodies and fitted them with the D500 Dodge drivetrains. They built 117 cars total from 1956 to 1958. Experts believe there are less than 32 Ghia’s left in the world.
This particular 1957 Dual Ghia is number 46 It was built new for Charlotte and Hugh Miller as the plaque on the glove box is still present. Powered by the famed 315ci D500 Hemi V8 engine, connected to a Power-Flite transmission. Correct Mallory distributor & Volt master coil. Power steering & Power brakes. Power windows, Town & Country radio, Correct top with integrated headliner. Original bumper jack… Wide white wall tires, Correct Ghia specific spare tire & hold down.
This Dual Ghia received an Extensive, no expense spared, Multiyear nut and bolt rotisserie restoration by renowned Dual Ghia restorer Tom White of Whitehall Restorations in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Approximately 3000-man hours were spent during the entire restoration time frame to bring it back to its original factory showroom condition. The restoration was 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.
This Stunning example has been shown throughout the AACA show circuit and has received a 1st Junior/Senior and Grand National 1st place status. It was also awarded the W. Emmert Swigart Memorial Cup, a national award from AACA. On top of that, it was nominated for the AACA Zenith award for best restoration for the 2019 year, which it won 1st runner up. To sum it up this is the most decorated Dual Ghia. And in our opinion, the very best example out there!
The Dual Ghia is a very rare & sought-after collector car that seldom comes up for sale. Here is an opportunity to own the very best one available.