1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car Convertible Vehicle Profile

1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car photograph

1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car photograph

1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car photograph

1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car photograph

1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car photograph

1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car photograph

1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car photograph

1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car photograph

1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car photograph

1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car photograph

1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car photograph

1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car photograph

1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car photograph

1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car photograph

1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car photograph

1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car photograph

1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car photograph

1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car photograph

1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car photograph

1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car photograph

1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car photograph

1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car photograph

1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car photograph

1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car photograph

1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car photograph

1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car photograph

1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car photograph

1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car
Convertible
Coachwork: Ghia
Designer: Paul Farago
Detroit was a dream-car hotbed in the 1950s. Car shows were a forum for the design chiefs, and the eye candy they created rarely reached production. That applied to the series of Dodge Firearrow concepts from Virgil Exner's Chrysler design studios, but Eugene Casaroll had his own production plan.

A Detroit entrepreneur who made his fortune building dual-engine auto carrier trucks, Casaroll acquired the Dodge Firebomb, fourth in the Firearrow series, when it left the show circuit. Then he orchestrated a deal in which Chrysler shipped Dodge chassis to Carrozzeria Ghia, the Italian design and coach-building house that executed Exner's show cars.

Using the Firebomb as a design template, Ghia hand-crafted bodies and interior; then shipped the rolling chassis back to Chrysler for the powertrain, a 260-horsepower 315 cubic-inch Dodge V8 and Chrysler Powerflite automatic transmission.

Casaroll called it the Dual Ghia, for his new Dual Motors Company. Sales went through Dodge dealerships, and the price, $7,646, was ambitious. But the car attracted a celebrity clientele, including future presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, plus Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Lucille Ball, and Desi Amaz.

A total of 115 Dual Ghia convertibles were built and sold in 1957 and 1958. At the end of the ragtop run, Ghia created two prototype coupes, but by then Casaroll's health was failing, and the project came to an end.

This is the fifth car in the original production run. It has had a six year long restoration by Whitehall Auto Sales of Hopkinton, MA. The car has been restored to the original configuration. Resplendent in 1953 Chrysler Vermont Green, it rides on Motor Wheels wire wheels, and carries NOS 1955 Chrysler carpeting. The hand crafted interior features specially dyed hides matching the original color.


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

2019 1
2018 1
2017 3
2015 4
2013 4
2011 2
2010 1
2009 3
2008 2
2004 2

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1957 sales)
1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible
Chassis#: 125
Sold for $285,500
  2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car image  1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car image  
1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible
Chassis#: 145
Sold for $417,500
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car image  1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car image  
1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible
Chassis#: 125
Sold for $341,000
  2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car image  1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car image  
1958 Dual-Ghia Convertible
Chassis#: 197
Sold for $401,500
  2017 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car image  1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car image  
1957 Dual-Ghia
Chassis#: DG128
Sold for $231,000
  2017 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car image  
1958 Dual-Ghia Convertible
Chassis#: 197
Sold for $412,500
  2015 Russo & Steele : Monterey
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car image  1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car image  
1957 Dual-Ghia
Chassis#: 134
Sold for $264,000
  2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car image  1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car image  
1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible
Chassis#: 162
Sold for $429,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : The Andrews Collection
 
1957 Dual Ghia Convertible
Chassis#: D5008336
Sold for $269,500
  2015 WorldWide Auctions - Houston Classic Auction
 
1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible by Carrozzeria Ghia
Chassis#: 145
Sold for $456,500
  2013 RM Auction - Art of the Automobile
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car image  1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car image  
1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible
Chassis#: 100
Sold for $330,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Monterey
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car image  1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car image  
1957 Dual-Ghia
Chassis#: DG154
Sold for $495,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach
 
1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible
Chassis#: 134
Sold for $176,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car image  1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car image  
1957 Dual - Ghia
Chassis#: 135
Sold for $200,000
  2011 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car image  
1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible
Chassis#: 158
Sold for $247,500
  2011 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car image  1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car image  
1957 Dual Ghia Convertible
Sold for $170,500
  2010 Worldwide Auctions - The Auburn Auction
 
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car
Chassis#: 132
Sold for $181,500
  2009 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car image  1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car image  
1957 Dual-Ghia By Paul Farago
Chassis#: 120
Sold for $363,000
  2009 Pebble Beach Auction : Gooding & Company
 
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car
Sold for $176,000
  2009 Automobiles of Arizona
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car image  1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car image  
1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible
Chassis#: DUA12157
Sold for $176,000
  2008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car image  1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1957 Dual-GhiaDG1542017 Gooding & Co. : Scottsdale, AZ $450,000$525,000
1958 Dual-Ghia1972014 Gooding & Company Amelia Island Sale $350,000$450,000
1957 Dual Ghia Convertible 2011 Mecum Auctions Dallas, TX Auction$150,000  
1957 DUAL-GHIA CONVERTIBLE 2011 Auctions America Spring Auburn$165,000  
1957 DUAL GHIA CONVERTIBLE 2011 Auctions America Fort Lauderdale$150,000  
1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible1282010 Bonhams Quail Lodge $225,000$275,000
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car1322009 Sports & Classics of Monterey$120,000$180,000$220,000

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1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car vehicle thumbnail image  1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car vehicle thumbnail image  
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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Dual Ghia Convertible1956 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Dual Ghia Convertible1956 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: D63392893
Chassis information for the Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 100
Chassis information for the Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 119
Chassis information for the Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 125
Chassis information for the Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 132
Chassis information for the Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 134
Chassis information for the Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 135
Chassis information for the Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 145
Chassis information for the Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 158
Chassis information for the Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 197
Engine Num: D-500-7723
Chassis information for the Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: DG128
Engine Num: D500-7715
Chassis information for the Dual Ghia Sports Car1957 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: DUA12157
Chassis information for the Dual Ghia Convertible1958 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Dual Ghia Convertible1958 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Dual Ghia Convertible1958 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Dual Ghia 4001958 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Dual Ghia 4001958 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Dual Ghia Convertible1958 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 128
Engine Num: 7715
Chassis information for the Dual Ghia Convertible1958 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 185
Chassis information for the Dual Ghia Convertible1958 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 192
Engine Num: D633-I06704
Chassis information for the Dual Ghia Convertible1958 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 195
Chassis information for the Dual Ghia Convertible1958 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 5169
Chassis information for the Dual Ghia Convertible1958 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: DG191


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