Non-electric Hybrid: ’67 Ghia 450SS
Burt Sugarman, the producer of the Newlywed Game and other TV hit shows loved Italian cars. As the story goes, Burt sees the Ghia Concept Car designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro at the Turin Auto Show in 1960. He was so taken by the styling, he pestered Ghia into a limited production run. The chassis was designed for the car and a small-block Chrysler 273 engine provided the power. All approximately 52 Ghia 450SS cars were automatic Spyders with only 2 options – hardtop and A/C. Probably because of Sugarman’s Hollywood connection, almost all of the Ghias were sold in Beverly Hills and they were as expensive as any Ferrari or Maserati of the day. Today’s find is just out of a prominent New York area collection and sports the factory optional hard top. It, like almost all Ghia SSs, was originally a Southern California car. We have featured another Ghia SS from one of our favorite sellers. This one is in very un-California colors of Black over black. It looks absolutely beautiful in any color but the black is pretty breathtaking. Would love to see pictures of it with the hard top fixed. Available here in Connecticut at Carriage House Motor Cars. You can get to the eBay listing by clicking here or contact them directly.