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Used 1957 Dual Motors Dual Ghia Convertible near Boston


  • Year: 1957
  • Make: Dual Motors
  • Model: Dual Ghia
  • Bodystyle: Convertible
  • Doors: 2
  • Mileage: 1,352 miles
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Exterior Color: Blue
  • Interior Color: Tan
  • Stock #: DG1
  • Comments: As true car enthusiasts, it brings all of us here at Herb Chambers Rolls Royce Motorcars of New England great pleasure to offer this rare and alluring 1958 Dual-Ghia convertible. What’s more, this stunning example is offered directly from the personal collection of our owner, noted collector and car impresario Herb Chambers! 


    The Dual-Ghia, made in extremely limited quantities by Dual Motors Corporation of Detroit, is in many ways the first in a storied line of Italian-American hybrid automobiles. The DeTomasos and Iso Grifos that would become icons of the 1960s owe their existence to this first sublime marriage of Italian coachwork and American power and practicality.


    In 1956, Dual Motors entered into a partnership with Carrozzeria Ghia of Turin. Known for their fabulous craftsmanship and outlandish concept cars, Ghia was at the top of its game during the true golden era of Italian coachbuilding. For the Dual-Ghia, they created a stylistic masterpiece that blends period 1950’s touches with timeless elegance. Even 60 years later, the understated fins and careful use of brightwork highlight the grace and sophistication of Italian design. Inside, the luxurious interior of the Dual-Ghia was trimmed in the finest Connolly leather and accented by brushed metal and restrained touches of chrome.


    Under the stunning bodywork, Dual Motors underpinned their creation with a Mopar frame and running gear. Though the 230-hp “Firebomb” V8 was standard, most Dual-Ghias, including this example, featured the legendary 331-CID Hemi V8. With 260-hp channeled through a powerflite automatic transmission, the Dual-Ghia sprinted to 60 mph in just 8.2 seconds on its way to a then-astonishing 124mph top speed.


    Rarer, more expensive and much more exotic than a Cadillac, Lincoln or Imperial, the Dual-Ghia was truly the super-car of its day. As such, the list of original owners reads like a who’s who of the period’s Hollywood elite. Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra were both devoted fans, as were Peter Lawford, Lucille Ball and Eddie Fisher. The car became an icon in the entertainment world, with actor Ronald Reagan even losing his in a high-profile poker game against then President Lyndon Johnson!


    This is one of 117 Dual-Ghias ever built and one of fewer than 30 thought to exist today. Its impeccable provenance includes a stint on the lawn at Pebble Beach in 2010 and a turn as the featured car at the 2011 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance. Immaculately restored and accompanied by extensive period documentation, this Dual-Ghia represents the pinnacle of Italian style and American engineering. Please contact us for more details on this outstanding motorcar!

We make every effort to present information that is accurate. However, it is based on data provided by the manufacturer & other sources and exact configuration, color, specifications, payment & accessories should be used as a guide only and are not guaranteed. Picture may not represent actual vehicle. Price varies based on Trim Levels and Options. See Dealer for in-stock inventory & actual selling price. All prices plus tax, title & registration fees. Dealer doc fee of $349 in Massachusetts and $200 in Rhode Island not included in price. All inventory is subject to prior sale and prices are subject to change without notice. Under no circumstances will we be liable for any inaccuracies, claims or losses of any nature. To ensure your complete satisfaction, please verify accuracy prior to purchase. Fuel economy figures shown are provided from EPA mileage estimates and may not be comparable across different model years. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on specific options selected, how you maintain the vehicle and your personal driving habits. Certain offers may not be combined with others. Please verify any information in question with The Herb Chambers Companies.

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Dual Motors Dual Ghia


Rolls-Royce Motor Cars New England

529 Boston Post Road
Directions Route 20
Wayland, MA 01778

  • Sales: (888) 216-0412
  • Exterior Color : Blue Interior Color : TAN
  • Mileage : 1,352 miles
  • Stock # : DG1

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