Monday, 17 March 2014

Prime Mover Mondays - 1955 Ghia Streamline X 'Gilda' Concept Car

Who doesn't love the turbine whine of the batmobile? Well guess what? - Such a vehicle existed!

Ghia Gilda Streamline X Coupè

According to Jalopnik.com - Chrysler’s executives commissioned it in 1955 and it was designed by Giovanni Savonuzzi of Italy’s Ghia coachbuilding firm. The car was shaped to take a gas turbine, but it was never fitted with one: the Gilda toured the show circuit with a 1.5-liter OSCA four-pot, then was handed over to the Henry Ford Museum, where it sat until purchased by a Californian eight years ago for $125,000.

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