Classic Car Catalogue

Ghia 1955

Italy

Gilda
Lincoln Futura
Dodge Firebomb
Daimler Regency
Chrysler Special - discontinued (1953-55 - around 40 ex.)


 

Star of the 1955 Turin Show was the aerodynamic Gilda, designed by Savonuzzi (formerly at Cisitalia). Ghia claims it would reach 140 mph with a dohc 1491 cc O.S.C.A. engine. Work began on the project in November 1954, Savonuzzi decided to build a design study that took imperfectly understood science of vehicle aerodynamics as far as possible. After starring in a number of European shows, Gilda was offered free of charge to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn; in October 1955 it was shipped to America where it went on show there.



Gilda


 


Gilda

 


Dodge Firebomb

 

 


Ford/Lincoln Futura

 


Lincoln Futura was presented by Ford Motor Company at the Chicago Motor Show.

 

 

 


Chrysler Falcon


Chrysler Flight Sweep I


Chrysler Flight Sweep II

 


Chrysler Flight Sweep I


Chrysler Flight Sweep II

 


The last Chrysler Special was shown at Turin Motor Show in April.

 


Alfa Romeo 1900 Supergioiello

 

 


375 MM Coupé by Ghia (#0476AM)

 

 

 

 


Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia