The 1955 Ghia Gilda Coupe Concept was built for the 1955 Turin Motor Show in Italy. It was a styling exercise designed by Savonuzzi (an individual formerly with Cisitalia). It was powered by a OSCA engine that displaced 1491cc and was claimed to have a top speed of 140 mph.
The car was put on the European show circuit. After its tour, it was given to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. It was shipped to America in October of 1955.
Its importance was derived from the studies of aerodynamics through wind tunnel tests conducted at the Turin Polytechnic and it had a decisive influence on the evolution of the styling of American cars in that period.Also photographed at :