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Lot 197 - 1965 Ghia 1500 GT Coupe

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€64,520

Auction Techno Classica April 2016
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Lot Number 197
Reg. Number EU Taxes Paid
Chassis Number 1160389867
Year 1965
Make Ghia
Model 1500 GT Coupe

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Description

First established in Turin in 1915 by Giacinto Ghia and Gariglio as Carrozzeria Ghia & Gariglio, the company initially made lightweight aluminium bodies – notably the 1929 Mille Miglia-winning Alfa Romeo 6C 1500. Between the wars, Ghia also designed special bodies for Fiat and Lancia with another famous example being the Fiat 508 Ballilla sports coupe of 1933.

The 51-year old Ghia for sale has had only three owners from new. Originally purchased in Germany by an American soldier in 1967, he took it with him when he returned to the USA in 1970. He drove it for 42,000 miles and then left it in his barn. In 1987 a Canadian bought with a view to restoration, but after 30 years in his garage it remained untouched. However, following a one-year restoration by the current owner the car is now 100% complete with all original parts. No trim or any other parts have been changed for incorrect items while all the body rubbers, gaskets, fluids, tyres, brake pads, hoses, wiring, carpets and full leather interior have been replaced or renewed. (Leather was an extra optional extra in ‘65.) The body is perfectly aligned, the doors and boot open and close as on a new car, and the engine has also been fully rebuilt. The original (optional) double exhaust pipes make a fantastic sound – one of the best-sounding 4-cylinder car engines ever.

Dieser 1967 in Deutschland erworbene sehr seltene Ghia erhielt eine komplette Vollrestaurierung. Dabei wurde höchsten Wert auf Originalität gelegt und der Einlieferer beschreibt den Wagen als jetzt in Museums – Qualität, durchgehend mit Original Teilen versehen. Außer der totalen kosmetischen Restaurierung wurde der Motor und die gesamte Mechanik vollständig überholt. Der Wagen ist EU – verzollt und alle Papiere, wie Rechnungen. Zertifikat von Fiat usw. sind vorhanden. Eine einmalige Gelegenheit für den Enthusiasten und Sammler. Nur 3 Vorbesitzer in über 50 Jahren!


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