Virgil Exner, chief designer at Chrysler teamed with Ghia to build a number of concept cars on Dodge chassis. Among these were four Dodge Firearrow show cars that were engineered as road-going models. They were shown all across America but were never put into production. Eugene Casaroll, owner of the first automobile shipping company in America, finally bought the designs and built the car himself. He first bought Dual Motors in Michigan, which was the starting point for the Dual-Ghias. Combining a chassis from Chrysler and contracting the bodywork to Ghia in Turin, the cars were expensive and exclusive and were bought by suitably rich and exclusive people - Frank Sinatra, Peter Lawford, Eddie Fisher, Glenn Ford and Desi Arnaz were all owners. Built as both coupes and convertibles, around 117 Dual Ghias were made from 1957 onwards.