In 1954 Ghia designed the Adventurer II as a prototype to showcase their own version of a Rocket Age Desoto. With an extended hood, long rear overhang and small greenhouse, the Adventurer II had many Desoto proportions with European style.
Adventurer II came from Ghia’s own Supersonic design by Giovanni Savonuzzi. It was reworked by Virgil Exner to accommodate the length of the Desoto chassis and in doing so he created a much more dramatic design. A unique feature of this Ghia special is the sliding sunroof which hides into the trunk area.
The Adventurer II was built on the Desoto Imperial Series S-19 chassis and is powered by the Chrysler Firepower Hemi displacing 276 cu in.