1955 DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia)

DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954 - Photo: Ron Kimball
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954 - Photo: Ron Kimball
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954 - Photo: Ron Kimball
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954 - Photo: Ron Kimball
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954 - Photo: Ron Kimball
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954 - Photo: Ron Kimball
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954 - Photo: Ron Kimball
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954 - Photo: Ron Kimball
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954 - Photo: Ron Kimball
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954 - Photo: Ron Kimball
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954 - Photo: Ron Kimball
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954 - Photo: Ron Kimball
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954 - Photo: Ron Kimball
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954 - Photo: Ron Kimball
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954 - Photo: Ron Kimball
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954 - Photo: Ron Kimball
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954 - Photo: Ron Kimball
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954 - Photo: Ron Kimball
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954 - Photo: Ron Kimball
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954 - Photo: Ron Kimball
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954 - Photo: Ron Kimball
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954 - Photo: Ron Kimball
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954
DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1954
DeSoto Adventurer II, Dodge Firearrow III Concept Cars (Ghia)
DeSoto Adventurer II, Dodge Firearrow III Concept Cars (Ghia)
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The 1954 DeSoto Adventurer II concept car was more Ghia of Italy than Exner of Detroit.
A second DeSoto-based exercise, the 1955 Adventurer II, was mainly Ghia’s work and never a serious production prospect. Though larger than the original Adventurer, it had seats for only two. The front bumper was dispensed with; up back, the plastic backlight was retractable into the rear deck.


Similar only in name to the first DeSoto Adventurer designed by Virgil Exner in 1954 as Chrysler’s answer to the Chevrolet Corvette, the 1955 DeSoto Adventurer II Concept Car was more Ghia of Italy than Exner of Detroit. The Adventurer II was commissioned by Chrysler and designed by Ghia by Luigi Segre and Giovanni Savonuzzi for the European car show circuit. With Chrysler Hemi V-8 power and Italian coachowrk, the DeSoto Adventurer II was larger than the first Adventurer; it was much more of a two-seat grand tourer rather than a sports car. After its launch the car was shown at all the major car shows, finishing up at the Moroccan Auto Salon where it was acquired by King Mohammed V of Morocco in 1955. It was then bought by American Diplomat Armand Archer, who kept it until 1985.The car features a retractable rear window and fitted luggage. A cosmetic restoration was completed in 1989. It has been driven 200 miles since then and currently only shows 15,000 total miles since new.


В следующем, 1954 году появился очередной концепт компании De Soto – Adventurer II. По мнению некоторых специалистов, это один из красивейших «итало-американских» автомобилей того периода. Разработка и производство единственного образца была полностью передана итальянским коллегам из ателье Ghia. Обводы кузова получились очень выразительными. Двухместное спортивное купе имело длину «всего» 5,5 м. Для европейцев это – кошмарный сон, для Америки – то, что надо. De Soto Adventurer II – попытка совместить несовместимое. Проектировщики из Турина сохранили типично итальянскую рациональную эргономику салона, в результате объем кабины оказался несоизмеримо мал по отношению к общему объему кузова. Заднее ветровое стекло расположено в почти горизонтальной плоскости, вследствие чего объем багажника крайне невелик, а обзорность назад – чисто символическая. Общий пластический образ граничит с шаржем. Автомобиль имеет довольно большой дорожный просвет и небольшую общую высоту, что при полном отсутствии переднего бампера делает кузов визуально облегченным. Этот дизайнерский ход впоследствии станет характерным для ведущих итальянских стилистов.
По материалам: auto.howstuffworks.com; Иван Рожнов, Журнал "МОТОР", 8-1998
Разработки студии Ghia
1933 Fiat 508S Balilla Spider (Ghia), 1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Cabriolet (Ghia), 1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Cabriolet (Ghia), 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Coupe (Ghia), 1950 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Supergioiello (Ghia), 1950 Ferrari 195 Inter (Ghia), 1951 Chrysler K-310 (Ghia), 1951 Plymouth XX-500 (Ghia), 1951 Talbot-Lago T.26 Record Coupe (Ghia), 1952 Chrysler C-200 (Ghia), 1952 Chrysler Special (Ghia), 1953 Abarth Fiat 1100 (Ghia), 1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 Sprint Supergioiello (Ghia), 1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 Supersonic Conrero (Ghia), 1953 Cadillac Coupe (Ghia), 1953 Chrysler D’Elegance (Ghia), 1953 Chrysler GS-1 Special (Ghia), 1953 Chrysler Thomas Special (Ghia), 1953 Dodge Firearrow I (Ghia), 1953 Fiat 8V Boano Coupe (Ghia), 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic Coupe (Ghia), 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 CS Speciale (Ghia), 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 SS (Ghia), 1954 Alfa Romeo 2000 Abarth (Ghia), 1954 Chrysler ST Special (Ghia), 1954 DeSoto Adventurer I (Ghia), 1954 Dodge Firearrow II (Ghia), 1954 Dodge Firearrow III (Ghia), 1954 Dodge Firebomb - Firearrow IV (Ghia), 1954 Jaguar XK120 Supersonic (Ghia), 1954 Plymouth Explorer Special (Ghia), 1954 Simca Convertible Special (Ghia), 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 Supergioiello (Ghia), 1955 Chrysler Falcon (Ghia), 1955 Chrysler Flight Sweep I (Ghia), 1955 Chrysler Flight Sweep II (Ghia), 1955 Chrysler ST Special (Ghia), 1955 Chrysler ST Special Convertible (Ghia), 1955 DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia), 1955 Ferrari 375 MM Coupe Speciale (Ghia), 1955 Ghia Gilda I, 1955 Lincoln Futura (Ghia), 1955 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia (Ghia), 1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II Supersonic (Ghia), 1956 Chrysler Dart (Ghia), 1956 Chrysler Norseman (Ghia), 1956 Chrysler Special K300 (Ghia), 1956 Dual-Ghia Convertible (Ghia), 1956 Ferrari 410 Superamerica (Ghia), 1956 Jaguar XK140 (Ghia), 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Berlina/Convertible (Ghia), 1956 Packard Predictor (Ghia), 1956 Plymouth Plainsman (Ghia), 1957 Chrysler 375 Coupe (Ghia), 1957 Chrysler Diablo (Ghia), 1957 Dual-Ghia Sport Coupe (Ghia), 1957 Fiat Jolly (Ghia), 1958 Dual-Ghia 400 (Ghia), 1958 Simca Special (Ghia), 1959 Ghia Selene, 1960 Chrysler Valiant (Ghia), 1960 Ghia Dragster IXG, 1960 Plymouth XNR (Ghia), 1961 Chrysler TurboFlite (Ghia), 1961 Dodge Flite-Wing (Ghia), 1961 Dual-Ghia L 6.4 (Ghia), 1961 Ghia Cart, 1961 Maserati 5000 GT (Ghia), 1961 Plymouth Asimmetrica (Ghia), 1961 Volvo P1800 (Ghia), 1962 Fiat 500 Ziba (Ghia), 1962 Ghia Selene II, 1962 Plymouth Valiant St. Regis (Ghia), 1963 Chrysler Turbine Car (Ghia), 1963 Ghia G230S, 1964 Chrysler V280 (Ghia), 1964 Ghia 1500 GT, 1964 Renault R8 Coupe (Ghia), 1965 Bugatti Type-101C (Ghia), 1965 DeTomaso Competizione 2000 (Ghia), 1965 DeTomaso Vallelunga (Ghia), 1966 DeTomaso Mangusta (Ghia), 1966 DeTomaso Mangusta Spyder (Ghia), 1966 DeTomaso Pampero (Ghia), 1966 Duesenberg Model D (Ghia), 1966 Fiat 850 Vanessa (Ghia), 1966 Ghia 450/SS, 1966 Isuzu 117 Sport (Ghia), 1966 Maserati Ghibli (Ghia), 1967 DeTomaso Rowan (Ghia), 1967 Iso S4 Fidia (Ghia), 1967 Oldsmobile Thor (Ghia), 1968 Ghia Serenissima, 1968 Maserati Ghibli Spider (Ghia), 1968 Maserati Simun (Ghia), 1969 DeTomaso Mustela (Ghia), 1969 Isuzu Bellett MX1600 (Ghia), 1969 Lancia Fulvia 1600 Competizione (Ghia), 1969 Lancia Marica (Ghia), 1970 DeTomaso Pantera (Ghia), 1970 Ghia City Car, 1971 DeTomaso 1600 Spider (Ghia), 1971 DeTomaso Deauville (Ghia), 1971 DeTomaso Zonda (Ghia), 1971 Ford GT-70 (Ghia), 1972 DeTomaso Longchamp (Ghia), 1973 DeTomaso Pantera II/Montella (Ghia), 1973 Ford Mustela II (Ghia), 1973 Lincoln Mark I (Ghia), 1974 Ford Coins (Ghia), 1975 Ford Flashback (Ghia), 1975 Ford Urban Car (Manx) (Ghia), 1976 Ford Corrida (Ghia), 1976 Ford Prima (Ghia), 1977 Ford Megastar (Ghia), 1978 Ford Fiesta Tuareg (Ghia), 1978 Ford Lucano (Ghia), 1978 Ford Megastar II (Ghia), 1978 Ford Microsport (Ghia), 1978 Ford Mustang III (Ghia), 1978 Ghia Action, 1978 Mercury XM (Ghia), 1979 Ford GTK (Ghia), 1979 Ford Navarre (Ghia), 1979 Ford Probe I (Ghia), 1980 Ford Granada Altair (Ghia), 1980 Ford Mustang RSX (Ghia), 1980 Ford Pockar (Ghia), 1981 AC ME3000 (Ghia), 1981 Ford Aerovan (Ghia), 1981 Ford Avant Garde (Ghia), 1981 Ford Cockpit (Ghia), 1981 Ford EXP-II (Ghia), 1981 Ford Shuttler (Ghia), 1981 Ford Super Gnat (Ghia), 1982 Ford Brezza (Ghia), 1982 Ford Quicksilver (Ghia), 1982 Ford Topaz (Ghia), 1982 Ghia Mini Max, 1983 Ford Barchetta (Ghia), 1983 Ford Trio (Ghia), 1984 Ford APV (Ghia), 1984 Ford Vignale Mustang (Ghia), 1984 Ford Vignale TSX-4 (Ghia), 1985 Ford Probe V (Ghia), 1985 Ford Urby (Ghia), 1986 Ford Vignale TSX-6 (Ghia), 1987 Ford HFX Aerostar (Ghia), 1987 Lincoln by Vignale (Ghia), 1989 Ford Saguaro (Ghia), 1989 Ford Via (Ghia), 1990 Ford Fiesta Bebop (Ghia), 1990 Ford Zag (Ghia), 1990 Ford Zig (Ghia), 1991 Ford Connecta (Ghia), 1992 Ford Focus (Ghia), 1993 Aston Martin Lagonda Vignale (Ghia), 1994 Ford Arioso (Ghia), 1996 Ford Alpe (Ghia), 1996 Ford Lynx (Ghia), 1996 Ford Saetta (Ghia), 1996 Ford Vivace (Ghia), 1996 Lincoln Sentinel (Ghia), 1998 Ford Touring Ka (Ghia), 2000 Ford Street Ka (Ghia), 2001 Ford Forty Nine (Ghia)
Автомобили марки DeSoto
1954 DeSoto Adventurer I (Ghia), 1955 DeSoto Adventurer II (Ghia)
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