1967 Ghia 450 SS Convertible / BS4049 Chassis Information

1967 Ghia 450 SS photograph

1967 Ghia 450 SS photograph

1967 Ghia 450 SS photograph

1967 Ghia 450 SS photograph

1967 Ghia 450 SS photograph

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Convertible
Designer: Giorgetto Giugiaro
Chassis #: BS4049
Sold for $38,500 at 2009 Sports & Classics of Monterey.
After World War II, the custom coachbuilding craft was beginning to go the way of the dinosaur as new construction methods and in-house design studio's left little work for these artisans. Still, a few continued to work their trade, often creating a number of one-off concepts based on production-based chassis and putting them on display at prestigious auto shows throughout the world. All of this was done in hopes of attracting lucrative commissions from manufactures, as well as sales from the wealthiest private clients.

Ghia was one of these surviving coachbuilders. For the 1960 Turin, Geneva and Paris motor-show, Ghia put on display their GT bodywork which they had attached to a Fiat 2100 sedan chassis. It received great reviews from the press and attracted the attention of Hollywood producer and entrepreneur Bert Sugarman, who convinced Ghia to put the car into production. Sugarman's vision was a little different from Ghias, who wanted to given the car a powerful V8 and underpinnings of the Plymouth Barracuda Formula S, resulting in the 450 SS.

The steel bodywork design was designed by Ghia's designer Giorgetto Giugiaro. It featured compound-curved panels that were integrated seamlessly into the front and rear bumpers. The chassis was formed by a pair of longitudinal tubular frame members, in combination with a very strong semi-monocoque body. The inside was given leather bucket seats and a flat dash containing a comprehensive array of instruments.

This Ghia 450 SS is believed to be one of just 26 surviving examples out of a total production run of 52 hand-built cars. It is painted in metallic burgundy finish with a maroon cloth top and burgundy and grey leather upholstery. There are chrome plated knock-off wire wheels and black-wall tires. Under the bonnet is a 273 cubic-inch V8 engine offering 235 horsepower. There is a TorqueFlite three-speed automatic gearbox and disc brakes in the front and hydraulic drums in the back.

In 2009, this Ghia 450SS was offered for sale at the Sports & Classics of Monterey auction in Monterey, California presented by RM Auctions. The car was estimated to sell for $40,000-$60,000. The lot was sold for the sum of $38,500 including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2009

2009 Sports & Classics of Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$40,000-$60,000 
Sale Price :
$38,500

2019 1
2016 1
2014 1
2013 1
2011 1
2010 2
2009 3
2003 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$123,874$123,8741
2016$151,250$151,2501
2014$87,500$87,5001
2013$129,250$129,2501
2011$103,400$103,4001
2010$90,750$99,0002
2009$88,917$181,5003
2003$44,000$44,0001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1967 sales)
1967 Ghia 450 SS Convertible
Chassis#: BS4032
Sold for $123,874
  2019 RM Sothebys : Essen
 
1967 Ghia 450 SS
Chassis#: BS4025
Sold for $151,250
  2016 Worldwide Auctions - The Houston Classic
 
1967 Ghia 450 SS
Sold for $87,500
  2014 Leake Auction : Dallas Spring
 
1967 Ghia 450SS Convertible
Chassis#: BS4030
Sold for $129,250
  2013 Auctions America - California
 
1967 Ghia 450 SS Convertible
Chassis#: BS4041
Sold for $103,400
  2011 The Scottsdale Auction - Gooding & Company
1967 Ghia 450 SS image  1967 Ghia 450 SS image  
1967 Ghia 450 SS Convertible
Chassis#: BS4042
Sold for $82,500
  2010 Gooding and Company : The Amelia Island Auction
1967 Ghia 450 SS image  1967 Ghia 450 SS image  
1967 Ghia 450 SS Convertible
Sold for $99,000
  2010 Gooding and Company - Scottsdale Auction
1967 Ghia 450 SS image  1967 Ghia 450 SS image  
1967 Ghia 450 SS
Chassis#: BS4049
Sold for $38,500
  2009 Sports & Classics of Monterey
1967 Ghia 450 SS image  
1967 Ghia SS 450 Convertible
Sold for $46,750
  2009 Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale
 
1967 GHIA 450 SS CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 4026
Sold for $181,500
  2009 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction
 
1967 GHIA 450 SS CONVERTIBLE
Sold for $44,000
  2003 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2003
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1967 Ghia 450 SS's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1967 Ghia 450SS Convertible40162018 Mecum : Monterey$110,000$200,000$225,000
1967 Ghia 450SS Convertible40162016 Mecum : Anaheim$140,000  
1966 Ghia 450 SS Convertible with hardtopBS 40232010 FAIRFIELD COUNTY CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE, EXCEPTIONAL COLLECTORS' MOTORCARS AND AUTOMOBILIA $80,000$100,000

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