Lot 728 – 1967 Ghia 1500


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1967 Ghia 1500 GT, Fabulous Restoration

Vin# 0284987

Motor # 1-419303

Carrozzeria Ghia is famous for their custom work on other models of cars however, Ghia built a few models of their own in the 1960s. This extraordinary Ghia 1500 GT is one of very few of these rare cars.

Only 846 were built between 1963 and 1967. Only 36 were officially exported to the USA. Almost none remain in any condition. This is an exceptional example, perhaps one of the finest in the world.

The 1500 GT was powered by a Fiat 1.5-liter straight-four with horsepower ratings ranging from 67 to 84. The top speed was over 100 mph. Suspension consists of an independent front end with coil springs and a live rear axle with leaf springs.

The former owner replaced the Fiat 1500 motor with a fresh 118 horsepower 2 Litre Volvo motor with dual SU carburetors. When he performed the complete restoration, the body and frame were blasted, epoxy primed, and painted Rosso Corsa by a top quality paint shop in Bellingham, WA. An original 1500 Fiat motor is on a stand and available with the car. The replacement motor weighs considerably less than the original motor and produces nearly 30 more horsepower.

The Borrani wheels have been powder coated and new tires were fitted. The headliner, seats, and carpet are all fully restored. A superb and fast car, the extra 40-60hp makes it an exciting drive. Full documentation of restoration accompanies this rare, unusual and uncompromisingly car.

Compare it to the much more common and much more expensive Alfa Romeo Sprint Specials. It is a veritable bargain at only 25% of the pricing.