My Car Quest

February 6, 2023

This AC Shelby Cobra 427 Has a History

A Comp 427 AC Shelby Cobra sells at Mecum Kissimmee rescued from the dreaded Eye-talians... by Wallace Wyss - There is many a twist and turn in the road for some cars. This big block Cobra, CSX3063, has more turns than many. It was auctioned … [Read more...]

Chrysler’s Anti-Cobra: The Ghia 450SS

From the My Car Quest Way Back Machine - December 2016... by Wallace Wyss - Well, on paper the Ghia 450SS was the same idea—you take a shop over in Europe and you ship them an American V8 engine and transmission and stuff it into a chassis … [Read more...]

The Rometsch Beeskow Sports Cabriolet and The Denzel 1300 Serien Super

by Mike Gulett - Creating a rebodied Volkswagen is a popular activity for car people and car companies. It seems like it was always that way from the beginning of Volkswagen. He are German and Austrian cars that set the standard for others to … [Read more...]

The Long and Cool 1954 DeSoto Adventurer II Coupe by Ghia

by Mike Gulett - This one-off DeSoto concept car built by Ghia with original Hemi power is certainly one of the coolest concept cars ever. The DeSoto Adventurer II Coupe was originally made in 1954, and is built on a Chrysler Imperial … [Read more...]

The Strange Case of the Ghia Cobra

by Wallace Wyss - If I had to name a culprit, who was behind the appearance and disappearance of a Ghia bodied Cobra roadster I'd say Alejandro De Tomaso. The quirky Argentinian was a customer of Ghia first, having them build his fiberglass mid … [Read more...]

The Importance of a Carrozzeria to an American Automaker

by Wallace Wyss - Car companies make mistakes. To me, one of the dumbest moves Ford did in recent decades was to let go of the hallowed name of a famous carrozzeria (coachbuilder) they had bought degrades ago, namely Ghia. … [Read more...]