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The House of Ghia

Motoring’s capitol has for decades been for many years it seemed to that only in Turin you find designers intent on the automobile into an art form. In of design studios and workshops, men their dream cars in a of imagination, flair, craftsmanship and skill which could a brain wave which come to a designer into a metal car body.


Despite large-scale volume car in places like Detroit, Wolfsburg, Cologne and even itself dominating the auto there was still a fundamental for the forward-looking imagination and flair of the stylists. They could a model which would be in hundreds of thousands but with the individual motorist could and reflect their personality, and aspirations.

Ghia Operations of is typical of the styling houses. famous design shop’s have, for the past century, directed mainly towards an market. Nowadays, the Ghia and craftsmen concentrate most of efforts on products which of us more ordinary mortals can This change of emphasis has four decades ago when became part of the Ford and there were many Turin ‘motoring-fashion houses’ close relationships with big manufacturers.

The House of Ghia

‘The of Ghia’ began back in when Giacinto Ghia a small coachbuilding workshop in catering for an elite and exclusive Those first customers big de luxe cars with lines, or refined sports Then Ghia started with large manufacturers, and one of his projects with the big boys was to the ‘Torpedo’ high performance for Fiat who were also in Turin.

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The Ghia plant was seriously during World War 2 and Giacinto died, leadership of the firm to the young stylist Boano. In Boano left for Fiat, the moved to via Agostino da Montefeltro, and Segre took over. then bought Pietro appointing Frua as head of Design (1957-1960), designing the Floride.

During the period of Segre’s Ghia established connections Detroit, and subsequently built or special models which the Chrysler K310, De Soto Plymouth Explorer, Plymouth Plainsman, Norseman (which was when the liner Andrea sank on its way to the United States) and the Turboflite. And it was under Segre’s at the top that the firm produced a of special bodies for famous chassis, including Delahaye, and Talbot.

Ghia‘s output of destined for production, like the 2+2 coupe, and exotic concept continued throughout the Fifties and There was the famous Gilda of with its stabilising rear which represented a styling the Ferrari Superamerica, Renault Volvo P1800, the ‘Jolly’ on Fiat chassis and, for the Turnpike Cruiser, Bimini, and

1948 Ghia designed 135M 3.5 Litre.

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