AUTOS: Gone Ghias

In the flashy cash-and-carriage world of Hollywood, actors are often known by the cars they keep. The premier model: a Dual-Ghia convertible. Hand assembled in Detroit, with an Italian body and Chrysler motor, the Dual-Ghia cost $7,500 cash (no trade-ins), and only 117 were made from 1957, when it was introduced, until production was stopped 18 months ago. Frank Sinatra got one of the first Dual-Ghias, and members of his clan, Eddie Fisher and Peter Lawford, were not far behind. But when Sinatra called up to order a fourth for Clansman Sammy Davis Jr., he was turned down....

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