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1955 Ghia Giloa Coupe Concept Car

This Ghia Giloa Coupe was designed for the 1955 Turin Motor Show in Italy. It is a striking design and foretold the design direction of many American cars later in the decade. Can you spot a De Soto or Chrysler from the late 50s visible in this view?

If the design is not enough it is power by a 1941 cc OSCA turbine! I walked behind the car as it idled by and the thrust from the big exhaust at even that low speed was like a strong hot summer wind.

These photos were all taken at the 2010 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance where this vehicle was displayed as one of the Motor Trend cover cars. To see more photos and read more about this beauty, Click Here.

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at http://www.LegendaryFarms.com.

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  1. I believe that the DeSoto or Chrysler from the late 50’s is actually the tail portion of the LeSabre parked next to the Ghia.

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