Ghia

August 4, 2023

The 1977 Ford-Ghia Megastar Concept Was a Glass Greenhouse on Wheels

The 1977 Ford-Ghia Megastar Concept Was a Glass Greenhouse on Wheels
I have an affinity for the concept cars of the 1970s and early 1980s. In 1977, Ford teamed up with Italian vehicle design and coachbuilder Ghia to create the Megastar, a truly unusual car with a shooting brake profile.…
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April 29, 2020

Concepts from Future Past: 1983 Lincoln Quicksilver by Ghia

Concepts from Future Past: 1983 Lincoln Quicksilver by Ghia
I’ve often said that the 1980s and 1990s were the worst decades for automotive design and performance. So many of the cars produced in that era were either boring boxes or bubbly blobs, often with anemic drivetrains.…
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December 3, 2017

Concepts from Future Past: Ghia Gilda Streamline X Coupe

Concepts from Future Past: Ghia Gilda Streamline X Coupe
During it partnership in the ’50s, Chrysler teamed up with famed Italian design firm¬†Carrozzeria Ghia to create a unique concept car, and the results were quite spectacular.…
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August 4, 2017

Concepts from Future Past: 1982 Ford Ghia Brezza

Concepts from Future Past: 1982 Ford Ghia Brezza
The 1980s kicked off a rather long era of unappealing cars – especially from the big-three US automakers. Sure, there were a handful of cool cars made between 1980 and 2000, but not many.…
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February 21, 2016

The Ghia That Didn’t Win Back Rita Hayworth’s Heart

The Ghia That Didn’t Win Back Rita Hayworth’s Heart
Love stinks. Especially when you get your ex a custom built Cadillac Ghia, she keeps the car but doesn’t get back together with you. Playboy prince Aly Khan endured such a fate in the 1950s, when he tried to win back the love of movie star Rita Hayworth by purchasing one of two custom Cadillacs constructed by¬†Italian coachbuilder Ghia.…
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July 30, 2014

Concepts from Future Past: 1959 Ghia Selene

Concepts from Future Past: 1959 Ghia Selene
The 1959 Ghia Selene came out of the famed Italian design house, but the vehicle’s unique characteristics may have been too much even for cutting edge designs of the era.…
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