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1958 Dual-Ghia Convertible

Visit our website for more info: www.driversource.com 1958 Dual-Ghia Convertible Chassis No. 5169 Specs 230 hp, 315 cu. in. Dodge D-500 "Red Ram" V8 engine, Carter four-barrel carburetor, Chrysler PowerFlite two-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with unequal-length A-arms and coil springs, live rear axle and semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 115" Eugene Casaroll was a man of great vision who created his fortune by effectively inventing the car-delivery business with his Auto Shippers enterprise. Additionally, Casaroll built twin-engine military vehicles during WWII under Dual Motors Corporation. Next, he diversified into high-end automobile manufacturing by acquiring the rights to the Virgil Exner-designed Dodge Firearrow concept cars of the early 1950s, which he eventually renamed the Dual-Ghia. Casaroll's Dual Motors Company, based in Michigan, shipped modified Dodge chassis to Italy, upon which Ghia fitted the stylish, handmade bodies. Once returned to the Dual facilities in Detroit, the cars were fitted with powerful Chrysler D-500 "Polyspherical" V8 engines and PowerFlite two-speed automatic transmissions. Production ran from 1957 to 1958, with the original styling only slightly modified. Paul Farago, who was Casaroll's partner and Ghia's American representative, enlarged the passenger- and luggage-space, and he specified the subtle aircraft-inspired tailfins. Approximately 117 units were built ...

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