Mario on Nov 6, 2022 said:
The 1954 DeSoto Adventurer II Ghia was commissioned by Chrysler and designed by Ghia for the European car show circuit. It was more Ghia of Italy than Exner of Detroit.
The engine was a Hemi 331ci FirePower V8 180hp 2bbl carb. The car features a retractable rear window made from Plexiglass and custom fitted luggage.
The interior is classic Italian: twin bucket seats upholstered in roll and pleated leather, a two-seat grand tourer rather than a sports car. Voted among the Top Ten Concept Cars ever constructed, it has been an influential inspiration for over half a century.
The 1954 DeSoto Adventurer II Ghia was sold at a Barrett Jackson auction in 2012 for $1,430,000 to a private collector. Enjoy! Mario.[Reply to this comment]
azmusclecar on Nov 7, 2022 said:
Mario, sometimes there are some dimensions of a car that just doesn't work for me. My eye is always drawn back to that roof line. I may have bid $1,425,000 on it but with that roof line? $1,430,000 is just not worth it to me.
Yes I see more Ghia....
Did you ever wish your name is:
Mr. Private Collector.
Imagine how many cars you would own?
A mind is a terrible thing to waste, as the old commercial used to say.
Or is it: A mind is a terrible thing?
Have a blessed day, Rob[Reply to this comment]
Mario on Nov 10, 2022 said:
I would say Mr Private Collector has more cars than Jay Leno! He buys up everything he can get his hands on.
I'm noticing many of the Ghia cars looking the same in styling outside and in. He likes adding custom luggage, he probably owns a luggage company as well.
Remember the VW Karmann Ghia? Looks the same as his concept cars. Cheers![Reply to this comment]