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That Hugo90 has done wonders for the Hemmings Nation Flickr pool, bringing us all sorts of weird and exotic cars we’ve never heard of, that I thought it time we repay him, just as Mack and the boys on Cannery Row always feel the need to repay Doc for his generosity. The opportunity recently arose when Hugo90 posted a few photos of a Ghia-looking mystery car that he photographed nearly 30 years ago in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Fortunately, we have an answer for him.
In fact, we had the answer for him six years ago, in the very first issue of Hemmings Classic Car, when we showed this same car in the Lost and Found section. For those of you without a copy of HCC #1 handy, at the time the car was owned by Bob Ewing, whose research showed that Harry Dundore, owner of Die Craft Corp. in Baltimore, had the car built on a 1957 Chrysler 300-C chassis by Gordon Vann‘s Custom Shop in Berkeley, California. Dundore’s inspiration for the car came from a drawing he brought back with him from a business trip to Ghia in Turin. Ewing spotted the car years later at a service station in Stratford, Pennsylvania, and when we last spoke with him, he’d gotten it running and driving, but was unsure about whether he intended to fully restore it.