My Car Quest

March 30, 2017

Appreciating The Classic Karmann Ghia

by Wallace Wyss - Of all the cars I’ve owned, which includes two Mercedes 300SL Gullwings, a Ferrari GTC/4, a Ferrari 308GTS, etc... the one I miss most is the 1971 Karmann Ghia convertible. Why? Because it was dirt cheap to run, and … [Read more...]

1954 Plymouth Explorer Dream Car By Ghia

A design that’s still contemporary by Wallace Wyss - I have two or three books written by former Rolls Royce and/or Bentley designers and the more I flick through them, the more I realize that they are largely involved in re-inventing the … [Read more...]

1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible – The First One?

by Mike - This beautiful Dual-Ghia sold at the RM auction in Monterey in August 2013 for $330,000. The Dual-Ghia is a rare, low volume car that was produced in America between 1956 and 1958. Eugene Casaroll formed Dual Motors in Detroit, … [Read more...]

1956 Chrysler – A Necessary Change!

by Mike - In 1955 all Chrysler cars were redesigned by Virgil Exner, which was a great idea as can be seen in the photos below. The Windsor was the top of the line for Chrysler in the years 1951 through the 1960 model year and it was Chrysler's … [Read more...]

Chrysler Ghia GS-1 – Great Teamwork To Create A Beautiful “Idea Car”

by Mike - In the early 1950s Virgil Exner was hired by Chrysler to update the Chrysler design image which was a little stodgy at the time. Exner developed a relationship with Ghia that lasted for 15 years, resulting in eighteen Chrysler/Ghia … [Read more...]

Remember When Fins Were In? – Will They Ever Come Back?

by Mike - In the 1950s American car styling took a turn to the 'unusual' with the movement to fins. Fins were big in the 1950s until the early 1960s. Even Ferrari got into the act. Virgil Exner with Studebaker and Chrysler led the way … [Read more...]

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