A simply gorgeous 1953 Chrysler Ghia Special Coupe has appeared for sale on Hyman with an asking price of $575,000.
The Ghia Special Coupe was the product of a partnership formed in the 1950s between Chrysler and Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Ghia and is underpinned by a New Yorker Deluxe chassis. Just 18 examples were built and it is thought that just eight remain in existence.
This example was originally delivered to France and soon registered by local industrialist Leon Coulibeuf, joining his impressive collection that included the likes of a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupe, Porsche 956 and Alfa Romeo 1900.
The car disappeared for a number of years before being found by Jacques Pelve, a Chrysler dealer. A restoration commenced in the 1990s and was completed in 2001. As part of the restoration, the Ghia Special Coupe was painted in a two-tone blue color scheme and remains in excellent condition, despite being restored some 16 years ago. In 2015, it was shown at the prestigious Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza.