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1955 Chrysler Ghia ST Special

Vehicle Description

1955 Chrysler Ghia ST Special

AUCTION ESTIMATE   $800,000 – 1,000,000

  • 1955 Carrozzeria Ghia Turin Motor Show Turntable Display Car
  • Ghia Coachbuilt ST Special, one of two known to exist
  • Presumed to be last Chrysler Ghia Special Built
  • Concours Quality Restoration
  • 250 Horsepower Hemi V8 with Powerflite automatic transmission


After WWII there was a huge interest in sleek luxury European cars. The US manufacturers realized this and teamed up with many European coach builders to design and build concept cars or limited edition production cars. Many of the 50’s coach builders were based in Italy, such as Pininfarina, Bertone, Carrozzaria Turin and Ghia to name a few. Chrysler and Ghia teamed up quite a bit during the 1950s, developing numerous concept cars. Between 1952 and 1955, Ghia built a handful of beautiful coupes and convertibles on Chrysler frames called “Specials”.

This amazing Special is one of two ST’s known to exist and was sold new off Ghia’s display at the 1955 Turin Motor Show. It spent most of its life in France where it was eventually discovered in barn-find condition, sold to a renowned American collector and subsequently brought to the USA and restored to a no expense spared Concours winning condition. The hand built body rides on a Chrysler New Yorker chassis powered by a 5.4-liter Hemi V-8 and powerflite transmission. This stunning car’s exterior is finished in pleasing two tone copper and beige with a corresponding copper-brown and beige interior. All the brightwork is as new, including steel wire wheels and wide white wall tires. Every attention to detail was used to bring the ST Special back to the day as it was first seen in 1955 at the Turin Motor Show. Now it is time for a proud new owner to commence showing this fabulous car at Concours events around the world.

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Vehicle Details

  • Auction: Amelia Island Select – 2017
  • Lot: 256
  • Status: Consignment
  • Year: 1955
  • Make: Chrysler
  • Model: Ghia ST Special

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