Giacinto Ghia

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Giacinto Ghia
Born (1887-09-18)18 September 1887
Turin, Italy
Died 21 February 1944(1944-02-21) (aged 56)
Turin, Italy
Nationality Italian
Known for Automotive design

Giacinto Ghia (18 September 1887 – 21 February 1944) was an Italian automobile coachbuilder and founder of Carrozzeria Ghia.

Biography[edit]

Ghia was a test driver at Rapid and Diatto, prior to being seriously injured in 1915 — the same year he established Carrozzeria Ghia & Gariglio with his partner Gariglio. After his factory was eradicated during an Allied bombing raid in 1943, he died of heart failure while overseeing the rebuilding of his company.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adler, Dennis (2000). Chrysler. Motorbooks. p. 84. ISBN 978-0760306956.