1957 Dual Ghia Sports Car Convertible / 145 Chassis Information

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 Car
Convertible
Coachwork: Ghia
Designer: Paul Farago
Chassis #: 145
Sold for $456,500 at 2013 RM Auction - Art of the Automobile.
Sold for $417,500 at 2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey.
Eugene Casaroll's tribute to power and wealth was the Dual-Ghia. Mr. Casaroll had enjoyed success as a Detroit trucking magnate, particularly with the twin-engines trucks built by his Dual Motors. After Dodge had introduced a car called the Firebomb and opted not to put it into production, Mr. Casaroll purchased both the car and the rights to its design. The Firebomb Concept was an attractive vehicle and a modern evolution of the Ghia-built Firearrows of the early 1950s.

Mr. Casaroll's version of the Firearrow was known as the Dual-Ghia, a hand-built combination of Motor City-built Dodge' red Ram' V-8 power and four-passenger convertible bodywork hand-built by Ghia in Turin. They were exceptionally expensive, exclusive, and rare.

The design featured recessed headlights in an oval nose, with exotic knife-edge tailfins in the back. They were elegant without an excessive amount of trim. The craftsmanship was beautiful with exhaust attention to detail. The leather interior featured English hides over coil springs and foam rubber.

Dual-Ghia's list of clientele included Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, and Dorothy Kilgallen.

Over the three year production lifespan, around 100 examples of the Dual-Ghia were built. This particular example is chassis number 145, and is believed to have been delivered new in California. Its history traces back to the 1970s, when it was owned by Graham Enterprises, of Los Angeles. It then passed to Robert Irving Moe who cared for it a long time before selling it to the current caretaker.

The new owner treated the car to a restoration to concours standards. It was finished in the period-correct shade of bronze with a bright red leather interior, which was installed in the correct pattern.


By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2018


2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey

Sale Price :
$417,500

2013 RM Auction - Art of the Automobile

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$450,000-$650,000 
Sale Price :
$456,500

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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