Skip to comments.Dean Martinís Custom 1962 Ghia L6.4 Can Be Yours
Posted on 05/14/2012 9:59:59 PM PDT by nickcarraway
It's no secret famed Rat Packer Dean Martin is still about as cool as it gets, so it only makes sense he would choose a vehicle as cool and unique as a 1962 Ghia L6.4 as a mode of transportation.
After getting his hands on the car, Martin decided his Ghiaone of 26 L6.4s builtstill needed a little bit more unique personality and enlisted famed custom car builder George Barris to add a few subtle touches. Whether you love the styling of the Ghia or hate it, it's impossible to dispute it's one of a kind nature.
Under the hood of the Ghia is a 335hp Chrysler 383ci V-8 which like the rest of the car is original from when Martin owned it. You read it right, this Ghia has a pampered existence to thank for the fact it is a completely original carbeyond the Barris custom treatment of course.
Martin's Ghia is currently being offered for sale by Hyman Cars LTDa classic car dealer well known for their unique and rare inventoryat the price of $199,500. While it certainly isn't cheap, it's rather hard to put a price on feeling like a member of the Rat Pack every time you get behind the wheel.
If I had the money, I’d write the check
I had one Hyman car in my life I think.
“Let me get my buddy Danny in here...”
You just posted a pic of a car I do not know about! I did not think there was an american car I did not know about. It looks like a cross between a chrysler avante and the original plymouth barracuda...maybe a little bit of studebaker loewey coupe.
I am shocked. And I like that car!
I love that show!
Jackie Gleason’s limo was offered in a recent episode.
1962 GHIA COUPE
Dean Martin Ghia: but this is more than just a beautiful car. Originally owned by Hollywood star Lucille Ball and husband Gary Morton, it was then bought by legendary Rat Pack member Dean Martin and customised to his personal requirements by George Barris. Rare, beautifully preserved and with that celebrity connection its a true Hollywood car.
Dean owned three Stutz Bearcats, one was crashed
Bob Siler grew up in Burbank, not far from Universal Studios and Warner Brothers where they made his favorite monster movies. A long-time fan of Westerns, he still has a hard time believing that the great John Wayne could die. Bob has created many lists detailing where the famous and infamous lived, are buried, and the cars they drove. He has recently completed this list of Western Stars homes after many years. Burbank Bob now resides in Portland, Oregon.
A thing of beauty, but imagine getting parts for it if you actually drove it.......My greatest fear of getting a classic anything.
Me, too. I get a kick out of it.
So clean that the ash-tray has never been used.... oh wait...
I knew I could stump you eventually.
“If I had the money, Id write the check”
RIP Dino, I still love you very much.
Ive always been a history buff, and like the dynamics of the show.
It’s produced very well.
I am also a history buff and love to see neat little tidbits and trivia. Yes, it’s well done.
Yup and it was turned down even though Gleason was “The Greatest”
I drove it’s little sister, Karmen, from Sf to LA and back. It’s convertible top blew off on route 5, but, otherwise, it was fun
RIP Dino, I still love you very much.
Earlier this evening I was watching Dean Martin Roasts on
Youtube while watching a special on Johnny Carson.
I then saw a great clip of Dean Martin, George
Goble, Bob Hope on the Johnny Carson Show. Dino was
flicking his cig. ashes into George Gobel’s drink.
The dialogue was spontaneous and hilarious.
“A thing of beauty, but imagine getting parts for it if you actually drove it.......My greatest fear of getting a classic anything.”
I have a 57 Bel Air and 67 Camaro. Easy to get parts.
yes, me too
8/26/09: Bonhams - 1962 Ghia 6.4L Coupe Sold for $117,000 Owned by Gary Morton (Lucille Balls second husband) and later modified for its second owner Dean Martin by the King of the Kustomizers, George Barris. Sold without reserve. $117,000
When I was a little kid my Dad bought a ‘57 Bel Air. I still remember the “New car smell”. LOL
What’s the mileage?
One of my all-time favorites!
I have to be honest. That is one ugly car.
Those were just some westerns that he did.
Thanks for the reminder;) My husband bought this two-seater soon after we were married so we wouldn’t have room for his mother;)
I don’t understand why the Ghia is considered an American car - it was a VW.
The Pawn Stars won’t be buying it nor will Les at Hardcore Pawn unless they can get it for about $50K.
I hope that Jay Leno buys it so that it’ll get driven instead of being bubblewrapped.
The Ghia’s not too bad, but that “Stutz” is purely hideous. 98% of pimps would say, “that’s too bling for me, bro”.
I think Dino is very underrated as a singer, and is better remembered as a celebrity. His voice was awesome.
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