Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro while he was under contract to Ghia, the Ghia 450SS was a concept car introduced at the 1966 Turin Auto Show. It was spotted there by Bert Sugarman, a Hollywood personality, who encouraged (probably with a wad of greenbacks) Ghia to move it into production. The chassis and drivetrain reprised the current Plymouth Barracuda including the Barracuda's 235 horsepower 273 cubic inch V-8 and TorqueFlite automatic transmission. The Ghia 450SS was offered with a full complement of options including power steering and power brakes. In addition, this one has a Panasonic CD changer and chrome spoke wire wheels. It is attractive finished in metallic Burgundy with matching Burgundy and Grey leather upholstery and a Black cloth top. Chrome spoke wire wheels and black wall tires complete the look of competence and purpose. This is a very sweet, unusual and attractive car, created by one of the pre-eminent designers of our age, Giugiaro, and executed by one of the best Carrozzeria, Ghia. It has been translated and executed in low production with attractive cosmetics and very usable and enjoyable accessories, ready to use and enjoy. The design is sleek, crisp and distinctive, a convertible with bright, original design themes that will be different in almost every situation where it appears.
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