The Truth About Cars » Ghia http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:27:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 TTAC Project Car: Getting Down To Business! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/ttac-project-car-ford-sierra-gets-business/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/ttac-project-car-ford-sierra-gets-business/#comments Fri, 20 Nov 2015 13:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1223305 Farewell to our Ford Sierra’s reasonably adequate, high compression and emissions free 2-liter Pinto motor because it’s time to visit Lima, Ohio — not Peru — with a bonus question for the truly tech-savvy among the B&B. There’s a guy named Bo that’s earned quite the reputation in TurboFord-land. I’ve seen his handiwork kicking ass at LeMons races, but was […]

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Farewell to our Ford Sierra’s reasonably adequate, high compression and emissions free 2-liter Pinto motor because it’s time to visit Lima, Ohio — not Peru — with a bonus question for the truly tech-savvy among the B&B. There’s a guy named Bo that’s earned quite the reputation in TurboFord-land. I’ve seen his handiwork kicking ass at LeMons races, but was […]

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Chrysler Dart Diablo Concept, an Italian-American Beauty http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/chrysler-dart-diablo-concept-italian-american-beauty/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/chrysler-dart-diablo-concept-italian-american-beauty/#comments Thu, 19 Nov 2015 13:00:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1221449 From the late 1940s into the 1960s, Chrysler had most of its high profile concept and show cars fabricated by Ghia in Italy. Chrysler liked how the Italians did high quality work at prices far below what union labor would have cost them in Detroit, and Ghia liked the work and the revenue as Italy […]

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From the late 1940s into the 1960s, Chrysler had most of its high profile concept and show cars fabricated by Ghia in Italy. Chrysler liked how the Italians did high quality work at prices far below what union labor would have cost them in Detroit, and Ghia liked the work and the revenue as Italy […]

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Junkyard Find: 1972 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/junkyard-find-1972-volkswagen-karmann-ghia/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/junkyard-find-1972-volkswagen-karmann-ghia/#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 13:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1065402 After seeing this 1986 Volkswagen Quantum GL5 on Tuesday and this 1980 Volkswagen Dasher four-door hatchback on Thursday, it’s only fitting that we should wrap up this week’s Junkyard Finds with yet another old VW: a seldom-seen-in-self-serve-yards 1972 Karmann Ghia. Air-cooled VW Beetles show up in these high-inventory-turnover yards all the time, because 979 trillion […]

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After seeing this 1986 Volkswagen Quantum GL5 on Tuesday and this 1980 Volkswagen Dasher four-door hatchback on Thursday, it’s only fitting that we should wrap up this week’s Junkyard Finds with yet another old VW: a seldom-seen-in-self-serve-yards 1972 Karmann Ghia. Air-cooled VW Beetles show up in these high-inventory-turnover yards all the time, because 979 trillion […]

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Capsule Review: 1983 Ford Sierra Ghia 2.0 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/capsule-review-1983-ford-sierra-ghia-2-0/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/capsule-review-1983-ford-sierra-ghia-2-0/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:44:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=981897     “Wait! Is that a…” “Are you British?”  “I haven’t seen one of these since I left Venezuela as a teenager, only rich people had Sierras!” Behold random responses from gawkers of TTAC’s Project Car. The surprises continue after several hundred miles under the Ford Sierra’s belt, as life with this fish out of water is […]

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    “Wait! Is that a…” “Are you British?”  “I haven’t seen one of these since I left Venezuela as a teenager, only rich people had Sierras!” Behold random responses from gawkers of TTAC’s Project Car. The surprises continue after several hundred miles under the Ford Sierra’s belt, as life with this fish out of water is […]

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A Car So Personal Virgil Exner Named It After Himself, the Plymouth XNR http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/car-personal-virgil-exner-named-plymouth-xnr/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/car-personal-virgil-exner-named-plymouth-xnr/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:00:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=949705 In the late 1950s, when Chrysler executives asked Virgil Exner Sr to show them what could be done with a highly personalized future car for the popularly priced Plymouth brand, the Chrysler design chief took them at their word and came up with something so personal that he named it XNR, after himself. One of a […]

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In the late 1950s, when Chrysler executives asked Virgil Exner Sr to show them what could be done with a highly personalized future car for the popularly priced Plymouth brand, the Chrysler design chief took them at their word and came up with something so personal that he named it XNR, after himself. One of a […]

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A Crown Imperial Limousine Fit For A Queen http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/an-crown-imperial-limousine-fit-for-a-queen/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/an-crown-imperial-limousine-fit-for-a-queen/#comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:00:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=845777 It’s possible that the Ghia-built 1957-58 Crown Imperial limousine was Chrysler’s effort to show the other members of the Big 3 automakers that they too could sell an extravagantly assembled and appointed ultra-luxury car and lose big money on each and every unit they sold, just as Ford did with the Continental Mark II and the […]

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It’s possible that the Ghia-built 1957-58 Crown Imperial limousine was Chrysler’s effort to show the other members of the Big 3 automakers that they too could sell an extravagantly assembled and appointed ultra-luxury car and lose big money on each and every unit they sold, just as Ford did with the Continental Mark II and the […]

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TTAC Project Car: Citizen Sierra http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/ttac-project-car-citizen-sierra/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/ttac-project-car-citizen-sierra/#comments Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:03:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=635937 It’s been a while since our last update on TTAC’s intercontinental project car: a UK-spec 1983 Ford Sierra Ghia finished in Rio Brown.  Since then the Sierra’s gifted creator passed away and more positively, Ford wisely ditched its Titanium trim level for a famous name befitting a premium offering with brown paint…even if it isn’t […]

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It’s been a while since our last update on TTAC’s intercontinental project car: a UK-spec 1983 Ford Sierra Ghia finished in Rio Brown.  Since then the Sierra’s gifted creator passed away and more positively, Ford wisely ditched its Titanium trim level for a famous name befitting a premium offering with brown paint…even if it isn’t […]

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Junkyard Find: 1977 Ford Granada Ghia http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/junkyard-find-1977-ford-granada-ghia/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/junkyard-find-1977-ford-granada-ghia/#comments Fri, 14 Sep 2012 13:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=460120 I took my first driver’s-license test in a 1979 Ford Granada, and so I always notice Granadas (and Monarchs) when I see them on the street (very rarely) and in the junkyard (slightly more frequently). The Granada Ghia was the version with the top trim level, using the name of Ford-purchased Carrozzeria Ghia. Since you […]

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I took my first driver’s-license test in a 1979 Ford Granada, and so I always notice Granadas (and Monarchs) when I see them on the street (very rarely) and in the junkyard (slightly more frequently). The Granada Ghia was the version with the top trim level, using the name of Ford-purchased Carrozzeria Ghia. Since you […]

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TTAC Project Car: Home and Dry! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/ttac-project-car-home-and-dry/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/ttac-project-car-home-and-dry/#comments Sun, 03 Jun 2012 17:43:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=447348 It happened. TTAC finally has their very own Ford Sierra. It’s true: the UK-spec Ford Sierra I promised to TTAC readers has arrived.  Well actually two Brits, as our man Captain Mike Solo imported both his Peugeot 205 1.6 GTI and my Ford Sierra Ghia at the same time.  And while I eagerly awaited the […]

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It happened. TTAC finally has their very own Ford Sierra. It’s true: the UK-spec Ford Sierra I promised to TTAC readers has arrived.  Well actually two Brits, as our man Captain Mike Solo imported both his Peugeot 205 1.6 GTI and my Ford Sierra Ghia at the same time.  And while I eagerly awaited the […]

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Junkyard Find: Guess the Ghia! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/junkyard-find-guess-the-ghia/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/junkyard-find-guess-the-ghia/#comments Fri, 30 Sep 2011 13:00:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=413021 Carrozzeria Ghia and Ford go way back, with the Ghia name getting slapped on everything from the Fiesta to the Barchetta. A few days back, I snapped this photograph in a Denver junkyard. What sort of car do you think we’re looking at here? What else could it be but a Granada? And not the […]

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Carrozzeria Ghia and Ford go way back, with the Ghia name getting slapped on everything from the Fiesta to the Barchetta. A few days back, I snapped this photograph in a Denver junkyard. What sort of car do you think we’re looking at here? What else could it be but a Granada? And not the […]

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TTAC Project: The Zombie Sierra http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/ttac-project-the-zombie-sierra/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/ttac-project-the-zombie-sierra/#comments Sat, 30 Oct 2010 16:29:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=370876 I’m going drifting. I’m going drifting dressed in the finest English brown velour ever to roll out of Dagenham, England. I’m going drifting in what this week’s Curbside Classic should have been, a 1983 Ford Sierra. And with that, I rejoin TTAC after a long hiatus due to our wonderful country sending me to various […]

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I’m going drifting. I’m going drifting dressed in the finest English brown velour ever to roll out of Dagenham, England. I’m going drifting in what this week’s Curbside Classic should have been, a 1983 Ford Sierra. And with that, I rejoin TTAC after a long hiatus due to our wonderful country sending me to various […]

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Sunday Concours: The Destruction Of The Chrysler-Ghia Turbine Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/sunday-concours-the-destruction-of-the-chrysler-ghia-turbine-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/sunday-concours-the-destruction-of-the-chrysler-ghia-turbine-cars/#comments Sun, 22 Nov 2009 19:40:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=336442 The post Sunday Concours: The Destruction Of The Chrysler-Ghia Turbine Cars appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

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