My Car Quest

June 16, 2019

The Best Ghia 450SS That I Have Seen

by Mike –

I suspect that many of you have never seen a Ghia 450SS in person because they are so rare.

Ghia 450SS

What does it mean for me to say that this is the best one that I have seen when I have only seen three in person?

Ghia 450SS

The three that I have seen in person represent 10% of the Ghia 450SSs in existance. I have also seen photos of a few more and this is still the best one.

I love the copper color with white interior.

Ghia 450SS Background

The Hollywood producer, Burt Sugarman, saw a Ghia-bodied Fiat on the cover of Road & Track magazine in 1965. Sugarman loved the looks and wanted one for himself. He approached Ghia and persuaded the company to build a similar car. So, the Ghia 450SS was born.

Today the Ghia 450SS is an extremely rare car that combines the elegant styling of Giorgetto Giugiaro with Chrysler power.

Ghia 450SS

Only fifty-two were made in 1966 and 1967 and all were sold by a dealer in Beverly Hills, California, which may explain why many of these cars were owned by Hollywood locals.

Ghia 450SS

I wrote about this Ghia 450SS For Sale. The Ghia 450SS is also in my book European Style with American Muscle.

This beauty was at the Palo Alto Concours d’Elegance recently.

Flip through this slide show below.

Ghia 450SS logo

Ghia 450SS logo

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