|DeSoto Ghia -- "Adventurer
This enormous "Dream Car" was a standout
this year. Flamboyant beyond belief, this beauty would be the perfect
accessory for many a film, music, or sports star.
|"1954 DeSoto Adventurer II by Ghia (ID#
14093762). One of the most beautiful & desirable Motorama show
cars Chrysler ever built! Great changes and a new exciting atmosphere
became evident with the hiring of Virgil Exner as chief stylist at the
For the first time in twenty years,
since the Airflow, new and startling "Dream Cars" were being created by
the company. Designed by Exner, he never claimed much credit for
the "Adventurer II", attributing it mainly to Luigi Segre and Giovanni
Savonuzzi at Ghia, the builders of almost all the Chrysler "Idea Cars".
This car left the Ghia shops for a series
of automobile salon appearances where it was the center of attraction,
as it often is today. It was purchased from Chrysler by the King
of Morocco in 1956 but as a two-door coupe it proved impractical for him.
It was sold to an American State Department diplomat and it has had only
two owners since. Interesting features include an electrically
controlled sliding rear window and matching luggage."
Info from "The
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