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Offline SK903

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Cadillac Ghia
« on: September 10, 2017, 12:11:37 PM »
Any info on this car other than only 2 were built?
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Re: Cadillac Ghia
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 06:36:38 PM »
Wasn't one the Rita Hayworth car? It is in the Peterson Museum collection, in Los Angeles, and is a beauty.

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Re: Cadillac Ghia
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 08:41:13 PM »
Rita Hayworth did have one -- a present given to her by Prince Aly Khan,
at the time one of the richest men in the world.  It was one wedding present
to her, during their brief marriage.

As Quadfins said, one is in the Peterson Museum, the other was sold at R&M
auctions in 2016 for $1.4 million.  That car was originally commissioned by
John Perona, who owned the El Morocco night club in NYC (it was black).

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Re: Cadillac Ghia
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2017, 11:21:45 AM »
Thank you for your replies.
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Re: Cadillac Ghia
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2017, 01:54:55 PM »
The Self-Starter ran an article on this car in the June 2004 issue.
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Re: Cadillac Ghia
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2017, 02:21:28 PM »
Lots of info and photos of the Ghia custom jobs in the "Cadillac Database":

https://www.newcadillacdatabase.org/static/CDB/Dbas_txt/Drm52-53.htm

Look for "Ghia (Italy)"
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