Friday, July 24, 2015
San Francisco Street Sighting - 1962 Fiat Ghia 1500 GT
1976 AMC Pacer and 1958 Hillman Husky, I drove up a side street to make a U-turn and there it was. The car had no emblems except for a Ghia script badge on the fenders and horn button, and looked oddly kit-car-ish. But it was apparently the same car I had seen in that screenshot.
Bring A Trailer. Seems it was just put up for sale earlier this month (July 2015) by the original owner. According to the ad, it was purchased new in Italy and shipped to the United States when the owner moved to the East Coast. At some point he relocated to San Francisco and the car has resided there since. The paint is clearly not original and appears to have been sprayed right over the old Azzurro Metallizzato (Light Blue Metallic). The wheels have been painted silver, as has the rear bumper which should be chromed. Otherwise it looks quite original and has probably not been fully taken apart in a long time. The car could stand to receive a total restoration for sure, but where are you going to get the parts? A vehicle of which fewer than a thousand were ever made is an expensive and difficult project. I respect whomever decides to take it up and I hope it receives the proper respect as well.