First established in Turin in 1915 by Giacinto Ghia and Gariglio as Carrozzeria Ghia & Gariglio, the company initially made lightweight aluminum bodies – notably the 1929 Mille Miglia-winning Alfa Romeo 6C 1500. Between the wars, Ghia also designed special bodies for Fiat and Lancia with another famous example being the Fiat 508 Balilla sports coupe of 1933.
This 51-year old Ghia for sale has had only three owners from new and is just one of 846 cars manufactured. This car had only covered 25,000 miles/40,000 kilometers prior to a incredible one-year restoration and the car is now a totally stunning and pristine example with all original parts. No trim or any other parts have been changed for incorrect items while all the body rubbers, gaskets, fluids, tires, brake pads, hoses, wiring, carpets and full leather interior have been replaced or renewed. (Leather was an extra optional extra in ‘65.) The body is perfectly aligned, the doors and boot open and close as on a new car, and the engine has also been fully rebuilt. The original (optional) double exhaust pipes make a fantastic sound – one of the best-sounding 4-cylinder car engines ever. A matching number of a car and factory light weight, with very few still in existence, which makes it very collectible indeed.