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July 16, 2023

Amazing Photos of the 1960 DiDia 150

The 1960 DiDia 150 was a luxury, custom-designed iconic, handmade car also known as the “Dream Car” forever associated with its second owner, singer Bobby Darin. Built in Detroit, Michigan, clothing designer Andrew “Andy” Di Dia designed this “unrestrained and unconventional” automobile. Only one example was ever built.

The car was originally powered by a 365 cubic inch Cadillac engine, later replaced by a 427 cubic inch high-performance Ford engine, and had a 125-inch wheelbase, with a tubular aluminum frame and a hand-fashioned soft aluminum body. It has Batmanesque set of rear fins dominating the bodyline and ruby red hubcaps on whitewall tires.

The car has a glass cockpit in back, a squared steering wheel resembling a superellipse and thermostatically controlled air conditioning system. The interior is rust colored in contrast to the ruby paintwork. The design included the first backseat-mounted radio loudspeakers and hidden windshield wipers, which start themselves when it rains. Other features include retractable headlamps, rear turn signals which swivel as the car turns, ‘floating’ bumpers and a trunk that was hinged from the driver's side. Each of the four bucket seats have their own thermostatically controlled air conditioning, individual cigarette lighters and ashtrays, as well as a radio loudspeaker.

Here below is a set of amazing photos of the 1960 DiDia 150.


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