Saturday, November 29, 2014

OLS Saturday Morning Car Show: Dual-Ghia, the "Rat Pack" Mobile

Now this is an interesting story, for sure.  Dual-Ghia was a joint effort between Italian chassis designer Ghia and short-lived American builder, Dual.  The specific model featured below was the 1958 Dual-Ghia 400 of which less than 150 were made.  Each of the members of the Rat Pack owned one of these, and as this tremendous quote from an article at Conceptcarz notes, the car was hugely desirable: "One journalist wrote, 'A Rolls-Royce is a Hollywood status symbol for those who can't get a Dual Ghia.'"  The photos below are of version of which only one was made:

And this one:

And check out the interior here, including the record player: