1962 GHIA L6.4 Car for Sale
The last iteration of a series begun by Gene Casaroll's Dual-Ghia, the Ghia L6.4 embodied not only increasingly capable chassis and engines but also more refined design by Ghia. There are only 26 Ghia L6.4s. Each was individually specified and built for celebrities and industrialists, most famously the Hollywood stars Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and their Rat Pack friends. Dean Martin found the Ghia L6.4 insufficiently exclusive as delivered by Ghia and had this one subtly customized for him by Hollywood's King of the Kustomizers, George Barris. Identified by a plaque on the center console and a pair of original Sixties' Barris Kustoms decals inside the corners of the windshield, this exceptional car has never been restored, nor needed restoration. Finished in black that highlights its body lines and the vast glass area of its greenhouse, the oval headlights reflect Barris's touch. It is fitted with a Nardi woodrim steering wheel and all the luxury touches expected of an exclusive Sixties semi-custom. Power comes from a 335hp Chrysler 383 cubic inch V-8 with TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes and air conditioning. Chrome wire wheels with narrow whitewall tires are highlighted by thin chrome accents around the wheelwells and along the rocker panels nicely setting off thin chrome front fender vent trim. The black leather interior is original and has an inviting patina. With provenance, history and exceptional care, Dean Martin's Ghia L6.4 needs nothing to be enjoyed and shown. Its originality and celebrity history are a delight
Stock Number: 4130
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