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1953 CADILLAC GHIA COUPE

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1953 CADILLAC GHIA COUPE ID.#536253053 GIACINTO GHIA WAS APPRENTICED AS A YOUNG MAN AROUND THE TURN OF THE CENTURY TO A CARRIAGE BUILDER BUT SOON HIS HOMETOWN OF TURIN WAS ESTABLISHING ITSELF AS THE CENTER OF ITALY’S INFANT AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY AND GHIA WAS LURED TO IT. AFTER YEARS OF WORK IN ALL PHASES OF THIS RAPIDLY GROWING INDUSTRY, HE AND A PARTNER STARTED IN THEIR OWN BUSINESS DOING WHAT GHIA HAD ALREADY GAINED A REPUTATION FOR, COACHBUILDING. HIS TALENT BECAME WIDESPREAD EARNING NOT ONLY AWARDS BUT A TITLED AND ILLUSTRIOUS CLIENTELE AS WELL, WHICH HELPED FLOURISHING ENTERPRISE UNTIL THE DESTRUCTION OF HIS FACTORY DURING WORLD WAR II. FOLLOWING HIS DEATH AT THE AGE OF 56 IN 1944, HIS WIDOW PERSUADED FELICE MARIO BOANO TO TAKE OVER THE COMPANY AND HE DECLARED HIS AIM OF ADHERING TO GHIA’S ORIGINAL PHILOSOPHY OF PRODUCING CARS IN LIMITED NUMBERS BUT OF VERY HIGH QUALITY. SUCH A CAR IS BEING PRESENTED, ONE OF TWO MADE, AND OWNED BY MOVIE ACTRESS RITA HAYWORTH. THIS FLAMBOYANT DESIGN ON AMERICA’S PREMIER LUXURY CAR CHASSIS EARNED A COVER PHOTO ON AN ISSUE OF ROAD & TRACK MAGAZINE AND, IN ITS RESTORED STATE, THIS CADILLAC IMMEDIATELY DRAWS A CROWD WHEREVER DISPLAYED.

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left-hand-drive 1953 cadillac ghia coupe restored

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  • Ad ID
    71548
  • Ad type
    For sale
  • Category
    Cadillac > Ghia Coupe
  • Year
    1953

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1092 Eagles Nest Place
Danville, 94506, Alabama
United States

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