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Cadillac Ghia | Rita Hayworth 1953 Cadillac Ghia

1953 Cadillac

Series 62 Coupe by Ghia

Originally owned by Rita Hayworth

The world’s wealthiest man at the time, Prince Ali Khan gave this striking car as a gift to actress Rita Hayworth.  It was one of only two built by Ghia and combines the exotic looks of an Italian bodied custom with powerful and reliable Cadillac running gear.  During the mid 1950s it was still possible to order a chassis from a manufacturer and have it sent to a coachbuilder for a custom body to be fitted.  Other coachbuilders who created special bodies for Cadillac during the 1940s and 1950s included Pinin Farina of Italy, Saoutchik of Paris, and Coachcraft of Hollywood.


The Margie and Robert E. Petersen Collection