My Car Quest

October 23, 2020

Car Of The Day – Classic Car For Sale – Here’s Johnny’s Car! – A 1966 Ghia 450SS

by Mike - Here is my pick for the classic car for sale today that I would like to own. The original owner of this beautiful Ghia 450SS was the TV talk show host Johnny Carson whose replacement on The Tonight Show was Jay Leno. Johnny Carson … [Read more...]

A Ghia 450SS Encounter In Spain

by Mike - By email from Julian Wolfendale from a little village in Buckinghamshire, England Read your post on the Ghia 450SS, great stuff! I knew I’d seen one, so I trawled through my box of old photo’s in the loft and found this shot, taken … [Read more...]

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. 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? The three that I … [Read more...]

The Palo Alto Concours D’Elegance – 2012

by Mike - Yesterday was the Palo Alto Concours D'Elegance held on the campus of Stanford University. The weather was great and so were the cars, the people, the food and the beer. Here are a few of my favorite cars. Flip through … [Read more...]

Ghia 450SS – The Hollywood Convertible

by Mike - 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. … [Read more...]