Dual Motors was a major supplier of military vehicles to The US Government. The owner Eugene Casaroll purchased the Dodge FIre Bomb concept car rights from Chrysler in the mid fifties with the idea of making a limited production high end vehicle with a Dodge D 500 Drive train. The star struck Mr Caseroll decided to produce the Ghia designed car for Hollywood Celebrities he loved to rub shoulders with. The Dual Ghia immediately became popular with Hollywood types. In fact, Dual Ghia’s were in such demand that Dorothy Killgalin from What’s My line fame quipped that if you could not get a Dual Ghia you would have to settle for a Roll Royce.
Our Dual Ghia is perhaps the most original example in existence even to its paint job. The car was delivered new to Clyde Young, a prominent car dealer in Monterey, California. He and his wife Evelyn showed their car at early Pebble Beach Concours. New cars were admitted to Pebble in those days. The young’s won the coveted Gwynn Graham Award for elegance in 1964.
We showed this Wonderful original Dual Ghia at Pebble in 2012 in the preservation class to showcase its originality.