A unique 1983 Ford Ghia Trio was put up for auction on eBay in the USA. They are asking as much as $500,000 for a tiny city car – as for a new Lamborghini Aventador. Details about the car were disclosed on the eBay site.
The fact is that Ford Ghia Trio exists in a single copy. The concept car was shown at the Geneva Motor Show in 1983, but it never became a serial car.
Ford Ghia Trio was positioned as an ultra-compact car for the city. It was developed 15 years before the appearance of the first Smart and the car simply was too advanced and non-standard for its time.
Ford’s concept car is less than 3 meters long. The streamlined, single-volume design was made by the Italian atelier Ghia.
The layout of the car is very unusual: a driver sits in the front in the center, and two passenger seats are installed behind. By the way, later the same seating formula was applied to the famous supercar McLaren F1.
The Ford Ghia Trio has a 250cc motorcycle engine in the rear and an automatic transmission. It can reach 80 km/h and consumes only 3.4 liters per 100 km.