1965 Ghia 1500 GT

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1965
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Lot number 
    72
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

French title
Chassis n° 0317992

- Extensive restoration
- Rare and exclusive model
- Only survivor in two-tone version
- No reserve

According to its history, this 1500 GT Ghia coupe would have been ordered by a wealthy Argentine whose current owner, passionate about Italian cars, likes to think would have been Alejandro de Tomaso, the future owner of Ghia.
This car has the peculiarity of a Ghia car registration (usually listed as a Fiat) and a two tone livery of rosso corsa with a black vinyl roof. This car would be the only surviving in this configuration, a chrome strip separates the two tones. It had undergone a very meticulous restoration over three years, the body was bare sandblasted, redone for the parts that required work, repainted and the windshield was replaced. The engine and gearbox have been completely overhauled with the replacement of the pistons, oil pump, water pump, clutch, ignition, seals, and pipes. The list goes on: radiator, starter, steering, suspension, brake system, and fuel tank. The upholstery has been refurbished, carpets renewed, and meters and gauges have all revised.
The car is now in a beautiful condition, as a testament to the brainchild of Sergio Sartorelli, the head of design at Ghia, who had designed this car on a 1500 Fiat chassis base. With adjusted aerodynamics and a limited weight (950kg), the car reached a top speed of 170 km/h. With an equipment worthy of the best GTs, it was expensive and its production remained limited, with some 846 units. Rare, exclusive, elegant, and in great condition, this car will delight any lover of refined Italian sports cars.

For more information and photos: https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-1965-ghia-1500-gt-no-reserve-3980-72