Dodge Firearrow III Concept Car to Fetch $1M at Auction
Designed by Ghia stylist Luigi Segre, under the direction of Virgil Exner, the Firearrow III project had made a strong visual impact at launch, while mounted on a Dodge Royal regular-production chassis.
Considered to be a car that was not only built for show, but also for go, the blue coupe you can admire in the adjacent images presents itself as the only concept/dream car to ever set and hold a land-speed record, as RM Auctions claims.
“After Betty Skelton’s speed runs at the Chelsea Proving Grounds, Firearrow III was placed on the show circuit, becoming a crowd favorite and serving as the basis for Firearrow IV, an open-top variant. Soon after, the Series III and Series IV Firearrows provided Eugene Casaroll with the inspiration for his limited-production Dual-Ghia convertibles, which were offered in 1957 through Dodge dealers,” RM auctions explains.