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1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car

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Dual Motors only existed for eight years, but in that time, the marque was able to combine the essence of Virgil Exner's uniquely American design with Ghia's hand built Italian coachwork. These flamboyant cars were based on a modified Dodge chassis with a 315 cubic-inch V8. Unfortunately, the cost to build a Dual Ghia exceeded the selling price, and less than 200 were built. Many were owned by celebrities such as Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.

In the early 1950's, Chrysler designer Virgil Exner had created a series of striking 'Firearrow' concept cars crafted by Italian coachbuilder Ghia. Eugene Casaroll - who owned Dual Motors Corporation - bought the rights to the Firearrow design. By 1956, Casaroll's first car, the Dual-Ghia, was in production. Casaroll built about 100 Dual-Ghias through 1958 priced at $7,646.

Perforamnce was excellent, especially in the cars powered by the high performance, Dodge Hemi D-500, a 315 cubic-inch V8. Out of the cars produced, only 32 are believed to still exist. Over 1,500 man-hours were said to have been lavished on each car before it left the factory. Reportedly, Ronald Regan owned one, which he lost in a high-stakes poker game with then-President Lyndon Johnson.

This car was originally a demonstrator for a Chrysler dealership, Sanders Motors of Long Island, NY. The Pomerantz family of Great Neck, Long Island NY, purchased it. Traded in 1962, the car was slightly used with 42,000 miles. It was driven for a short period of time and then put into storage for the next 32 years.

The current owner acquired it with 44,557 miles on the odometer, then and began a complete restoration project that has taken 12 years to complete. The 2007 Radnor Hunt Concours d'Elegance marked its inaugural concours debut. It was also shown at the 2008 Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance.

117 examples were made and this is car number 37 of the production run.

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No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Dual Ghia Sports Car

(Data based on Model Year 1957 sales)
1957 Dual Ghia Convertible
Sold for USD$363,000
  2022 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible
Chassis#: 150
Sold for USD$456,000
  2021 Worldwide Auctioneers : The 14th Annual Auburn Auction
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1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible
Chassis#: 125
Sold for USD$285,500
  2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey
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1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible
Chassis#: 145
Sold for USD$417,500
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
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1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible
Chassis#: 125
Sold for USD$341,000
  2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey
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1958 Dual-Ghia Convertible
Chassis#: 197
Sold for USD$401,500
  2017 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
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1957 Dual-Ghia
Chassis#: DG128
Sold for USD$231,000
  2017 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car image  
1958 Dual-Ghia Convertible
Chassis#: 197
Sold for USD$412,500
  2015 Russo & Steele : Monterey
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1957 Dual-Ghia
Chassis#: 134
Sold for USD$264,000
  2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
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1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible
Chassis#: 162
Sold for USD$429,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : The Andrews Collection
 
1957 Dual Ghia Convertible
Chassis#: D5008336
Sold for USD$269,500
  2015 WorldWide Auctions - Houston Classic Auction
 
1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible by Carrozzeria Ghia
Chassis#: 145
Sold for USD$456,500
  2013 RM Auction - Art of the Automobile
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1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible
Chassis#: 100
Sold for USD$330,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Monterey
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1957 Dual-Ghia
Chassis#: DG154
Sold for USD$495,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach
 
1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible
Chassis#: 134
Sold for USD$176,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
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1957 Dual - Ghia
Chassis#: 135
Sold for USD$200,000
  2011 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions
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1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible
Chassis#: 158
Sold for USD$247,500
  2011 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island
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1957 Dual Ghia Convertible
Sold for USD$170,500
  2010 Worldwide Auctions - The Auburn Auction
 
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car
Chassis#: 132
Sold for USD$181,500
  2009 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions
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1957 Dual-Ghia By Paul Farago
Chassis#: 120
Sold for USD$363,000
  2009 Pebble Beach Auction : Gooding & Company
 

Dual Ghia Sports Cars That Failed To Sell At Auction

1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1957 Dual Ghia Convertible 2022 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale Arizona   
1957 Dual Ghia Convertible1412021 Mecum : Monterey$325,000$375,000$450,000
1957 Dual Ghia Convertible 2021 Mecum : Indy 2021$450,000$525,000$575,000
1957 Dual-Ghia Cabriolet1502020 Bonhams : Amelia Island Concours $275,000$350,000
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 Profiles

1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car vehicle information
Convertible
Coachwork: Ghia
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car vehicle information
Convertible
Coachwork: Ghia
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car vehicle information
Convertible
Coachwork: Ghia
Chassis #: DUA12157
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car vehicle information
Convertible
Coachwork: Ghia
Chassis #: 132
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car vehicle information
Convertible
Coachwork: Ghia
Chassis #: 197
Engine #: D-500-7723
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car vehicle information
Convertible
Coachwork: Ghia
Chassis #: 135
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car vehicle information
Convertible
Coachwork: Ghia
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car vehicle information
Convertible
Coachwork: Ghia
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car vehicle information
Convertible
Coachwork: Ghia
Chassis #: 134
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car vehicle information
Convertible
Coachwork: Ghia
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car vehicle information
Convertible
Coachwork: Ghia
Chassis #: 100
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car vehicle information
Convertible
Coachwork: Ghia
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car vehicle information
Convertible
Coachwork: Ghia
Chassis #: 119
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car vehicle information
Convertible
Coachwork: Ghia
Chassis #: DG128
Engine #: D500-7715
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car vehicle information
Convertible
Coachwork: Ghia
Chassis #: 125
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car vehicle information
Convertible
Coachwork: Ghia
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car vehicle information
Convertible
Coachwork: Ghia
Chassis #: 145
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car vehicle information
Convertible
Coachwork: Ghia
1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car vehicle information
Convertible
Coachwork: Ghia
Chassis #: 150