For Sale: 1958 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia for sale in Houston, Texas

For Sale: 1958 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
For Sale: 1958 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
For Sale: 1958 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
For Sale: 1958 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
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Price:  $196,500
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Category:  Cars
Year:  1980 or older
Miles:  65 000 - 69 999

Other: The ad is older than 3 months.

Address:  HoustonTexas

This 1958 Dual- Ghia Convertible . It is equipped with a Manual transmission. The vehicle is Purple with a Tan interior. It is offered As-Is, not covered by a warranty. - 1958 Dual-Ghia Convertible Chassis No. 5169 Specs: 230 hp, 315 cu. in. Dodge D-500 "Red Ram" V8 engine, Carter four-barrel carburetor, Chrysler PowerFlite two-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with unequal-length A-arms and coil springs, live rear axle and semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 115 Eugene Casaroll was a man of great vision who created his fortune by effectively inventing the car-delivery business with his Auto Shippers enterprise. Additionally, Casaroll built twin-engine military vehicles during WWII under Dual Motors Corporation. Next, he diversified into high-end automobile manufacturing by acquiring the rights to the Virgil Exner-designed Dodge Firearrow concept cars of the early 1950s, which he eventually renamed the Dual-Ghia. Casaroll's Dual Motors Company, based in Michigan, shipped modified Dodge chassis to Italy, upon which Ghia fitted the stylish, handmade bodies. Once returned to the Dual facilities in Detroit, the cars were fitted with powerful Chrysler D-500 "Polyspherical" V8 engines and PowerFlite two-speed automatic transmissions. Production ran from 1957 to 1958, with the original styling only slightly modified. Paul Farago, who was Casaroll's partner and Ghia's American representative, enlarged the passenger- and luggage-space, and he specified the subtle aircraft-inspired tailfins. Approximately 117 units were built, including prototypes, with all but two being convertibles. Priced at $7,646, the Dual-Ghia was $1,000 more expensive than the Cadillac's Eldorado Biarritz Convertible. Top celebrities, including the members of the "Rat Pack," adopted it as their car of choice. Casaroll intended to build and sell limited quantities of 150 cars per year, but his refusal to compromise on quality proved to be the company's undoing, as Dual Motors reportedly lost money on every one it produced. This stunning example is the 69th car built. It joined a large private collection in August 2007 and was acquired by the prior owner about five years earlier. It clearly continues to benefit from a comprehensive and professional body-off-frame restoration by Kanter Concepts of Santa Ana, California. Much of the work was performed by noted Dual-Ghia restorer Mike Damon and completed in early 2007. Offered in concours-quality condition, restorative work included a complete strip and repaint, a full mechanical and chassis restoration, a new top, a new interior, and new carpets. The brightwork is show quality, and every detail was addressed, from new wiring to rebuilt instrumentation. Having not been shown yet, it stands ready to compete, and win on the show field. - From an important private collection! - One of just 117 examples produced! - A superb restoration! For only: $196,500.00!! Contact Jose Romero: jose@driversource.com We buy all classic European and American sports cars! Finder's fees paid!! - - Contact DriverSource Sales Team at

or sales@driversource.com for more information. - Priced to Sell Contact Jose Romero

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