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1956 Dual Ghia Convertible Convertible / D63392893 Vehicle Information

1956 Dual Ghia Convertible photograph

1956 Dual Ghia Convertible photograph

1956 Dual Ghia Convertible photograph

1956 Dual Ghia Convertible photograph

1956 Dual Ghia Convertible photograph

1956 Dual Ghia Convertible photograph

1956 Dual Ghia Convertible photograph

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Sold for $379,500 at 2017 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Pacific Grove Auction.
Dodge passenger car chassis' were shipped from Detroit to Turin by Dual Motors. The Italian craftsmen at Ghia then created hand-formed steel bodies to cloth the chassis. They were then returned to the Dual Motors facilities where they received 315 CID Dodge V-8 engines and Dodge PowerFlite two-speed automatic transmissions. The car's had a 115-inch wheelbase, rearward engine placement, and low center of gravity with Ghia's bodywork channeled in a 'step-down' arrangement over the chassis frame, allowing for easy entry and exit.

Virgil Exner's Firearrow Concept design was modified by Paul Farago, Casaroll's partner and chief engineer and Ghia's American representative. He increased the passenger and luggage space and added a pair of jet aircraft-inspired tailfins at Casaroll's instance.

The total Dual Ghia production was 117 cars including prototypes, with all but two being convertibles. They carried a hefty sticker price at $7,646 making them some of the most expensive vehicles on the road.

Eugene Casaroll intended to build 150 cars per year, but the complex building process and insistence of high-quality reportedly drove financial losses on every example built.

This particular example is numbered 101 and is the very first production car. It was sold new in 1956 to Sascha Lautman of Monterey, California. The car was given to Mr. Lautman by Eugene Casaroll in exchange for a painting by Mr. Lautman.

Mr. Lautman displayed this Dual Ghia at the April 1957 SCCA Palm Springs Concours d'Elegance and at the 1961 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

Mr. Lautman's mechanic was John T. 'Jack' Amader who was promised the first right to purchase the car, a privilege Mr. Amader eventually exercised in 1986. The car would remain in his care for the next 30 years until mid-August 2015 when it was purchased by its current caretaker.

The current owner totally restored to as-new, factory specified, and original colors. The work took 14 months and was completed in October of 2016. Since completion, the car has not yet been shown.

The car is powered by its original 315 CID Dodge V8 engine fitted with Carter four-barrel carburetors and offering 218 horsepower. There is a PowerFlite two-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.


By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2017



2017 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Pacific Grove Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $450,000-USD $650,000 
Sale Price :
USD $379,500

1956 Dual Ghia Convertible Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1956 sales)
1956 Dual Ghia Convertible
Chassis#: D63392893
Sold for USD$379,500
  2017 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Pacific Grove Auction
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1956 Dual-Ghia Convertible
Chassis#: 113
Sold for USD$195,000
  2015 Mecum : Monterey
 
1956 DUAL GHIA CONVERTIBLE
Sold for USD$129,800
  2004 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2004
 

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