Ghia L 6.4

 

Built at Carrozzeria Ghia in Turin for the American market these cars were meant to be a very high end muscle car using a 6.4 litre Chrysler V8 engine & TorqueFlite gearbox, combined with Italian style and coachbuilding. Production ran from 1960 to 1962 during which time only 26 cars were built. perhaps then a curious choice for Corgi to make given that none of the boys these cars were intended for will ever have seen one.

OK, so we first got vacuum plated plastic detailing on the Corvette Stingray and here it comes again, this time with opening everything - AND - a foil sticker for dashboard detail and a real rear view mirror, tipping seats, proper interior detail (with a corgi dog on the parcel shelf) and door liners, plated detailed engine and they even remembered jewelled lights. The only mistake - and it was a big one - was using the plastic bumper moulding to provide suspension, that's why these always sit so low, it just was not resilient enough. Some of Corgi's best, the MGB, Mustang, Imp, Rambler Marlin - they all suffer with suspension sag for the same reason. This is still one of Corgi's finest that sold in hundreds of thousands - and there was only ever 26 of the real car made!

The Ghia L 6.4 was added to the Corgi range in 1963 and remained in production to 1969. It can be found in six different finishes according to my sources, although I have not seen all of them. Colours are: metallic blue and white, metallic green, metallic gold, metallic blue, metallic copper and metallic lime-gold. They are of similar value with the metallic blue and the metallic lime-gold being the best priced versions.

         
Corgi Toys 241; Ghia L 6.4; Metallic Silver-Blue, Red Interior Corgi Toys 241; Ghia L 6.4; Metallic Gold Corgi Toys 241; Ghia L 6.4; Metallic Green, Cream Interior Corgi Toys 241; Ghia L 6.4; Metallic Lime Gold, Yellow Interior Corgi Toys 241; Ghia L 6.4; Metallic Yellow Gold, Yellow Interior
Corgi Toys 241; Ghia L 6.4; Metallic Silver-Blue, Red Interior Corgi Toys 241; Ghia L 6.4; Metallic Gold Corgi Toys 241; Ghia L 6.4; Metallic Green, Cream Interior Corgi Toys 241; Ghia L 6.4; Metallic Lime Gold, Yellow Interior Corgi Toys 241; Ghia L 6.4; Metallic Yellow Gold, Yellow Interior

Detail Features

       
Corgi Toys 241; Ghia L 6.4; Metallic Silver-Blue, Red Interior Corgi Toys 241; Ghia L 6.4; Metallic Silver-Blue, Red Interior Corgi Toys 241; Ghia L 6.4; Metallic Silver-Blue, Red Interior Corgi Toys 241; Ghia L 6.4; Metallic Silver-Blue, Red Interior  

 


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