The Ghia-badged L 6.4, officially a Dual Motors creation, followed the Dual-Ghia and had its roots in the collaboration between Chrysler’s design chief, Virgil Exner, and Ghia’s leader, Luigi Segre. Like its predecessor, the L 6.4 aimed to compete with luxury giants like Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Mercedes-Benz, and Cadillac. It combined robust Chrysler power with Italian styling, presenting Exner’s mid-century glamour with a touch of Italian sophistication.
Under the hood, it housed a Mopar 383-cubic-inch “Wedge” V-8 engine paired with a sturdy TorqueFlite automatic transmission, delivering 335 horsepower for exceptional performance. However, its steep $13,500 price tag limited its appeal, despite ownership by celebrities like Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, and Dean Martin.
Unfortunately, like many Italian-American hybrids of the era, the L 6.4 faced challenges due to rising labor costs in Italy and the complexity of shipping bodies overseas. Ultimately, Ghia produced only 26 examples of the stunning L 6.4 before the project came to an end.