Ah, those glorious concept cars. Every big auto show features some. They rotate on their elevated stands, seductively draped in a glamorous model who enthusiastically rattles off feature after amazing feature. How often have we dreamed of ourselves behind the wheel of one of those rolling sculptures, maybe with that glamourous model by our side as we cruise the boulevard? Isn’t that why they call them dream cars? But how many of those dreams actually come true? Even if that beauty gets the go ahead for production, only a few of her amazing features make the cut. Maybe that cool grill stays, but those hand shaped lusciously curved fenders? Victims to the cruel realities of mass production. One dream did come true, however. In the end it was not a profitable dream, but it was a most delicious one.
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Eugene Casaroll: Man with a Dream
The First Dual-Ghia
The Second Coming of Dual Ghia
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