Ghia L 6.4, 1961-63
This car was made by Casaroll and company. Production was only 26 cars, built only as a glassy two-door hardtop with styling by Ghia. The front was like the earlier Dual-Ghia. The model designation relates to the displacement, in liters, of the Chrysler 383-cid wedgehead V8, but there were fewer Mopar components (including the separate chassis, which was now a special design as Chrysler had switched to unit construction for all its cars except Imperial in 1960). Twice as costly as its predecessor and faster but softer riding, with handling not as taut as that of the earlier cars. But svelte good looks made up for a lot, and everybody who was anybody wanted one. Again, however, incredibly high overhead costs plagued the project, and Casaroll called it quits after a mere handful of cars were built. He would go on to play a role in the project that led to a new Stutz, born out of Virgil Exner's proposal for a modern Duesenberg.
Dual-Ghia L 6.4 Coupe, 1963