19. Ghia 450 SS
Back in the ‘50s, the Ghia design studio had a close connection with the Chrysler Corporation. Together, they produced lots of highly successful and influential show cars. So, in the early ‘60s, Burt Sugarman, the famous Hollywood producer, contacted Ghia. He suggested the company produce a limited run of roadsters they would base on the Plymouth Barracuda.
However, they would offer it with a special body, bespoke interior and more power. And that is how the Ghia 450 SS was born. Powered by a 273 V8 and paired to an automatic transmission, the Ghia 450 SS pumped out 240 HP.
It offered decent performance numbers, along with a unique and stylish design. As you can expect, the Ghia 450 SS was an expensive proposition, costing roughly three times more than the top-of-the-line Barracuda. And that is why they only made 52 cars.