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The Bobby Darin “Dream Car” – 1960 – The Di Dia 150

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When fins were in.  What, a blind spot? Therefore they made the rear roof all glass.

The body was hand-formed by Ron Clark  and constructed by Bob Kaiser from Clark Kaiser Customs.

Its metallic red paint was made with 30 coats of ground diamonds for sparkle.

Built in Detroit , Michigan , clothing designer Andrew ‘Andy’ Di Dia designed this “unrestrained and unconventional” automobile.  Only one example was ever built.

The normal V8 engine is located at the front with an engine displacement of 365/427.

It has a rear-wheel drive, the body and chassis is hand-formed from 064 aluminum with a 125-inch wheelbase alloy tube frame.

The 1960 Di Dia 150 was a luxury, custom-designed iconic, handmade car also known as the “Dream Car” forever associated with its second owner, singer Bobby Darin.

The car was designed by Andrew Di Dia, a clothing designer, who Bobby Darin had met whilst on tour in Detroit in 1957.  Darin telling Di Dia at the time that he would purchase the car if he ever “hit it big”.

For seven years, from 1953 to 1960 the Di Dia 150 was hand-built by four workers, at a cost of $93,647.29  but sold to Darin in 1961 at a cost of over $150,000 (1.5 million today).

At the time the car was listed as most expensive ‘custom-made’ car in the world by the Guinness Book of Records.

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When fins were in.  What, a blind spot? Therefore they made the rear roof all glass. The body was hand-formed by Ron Clark  and constructed by Bob Kaiser from Clark Kaiser Customs. Its metallic red paint was made with 30 coats of ground diamonds for sparkle. Built in Detroit , Michigan , clothing designer Andrew 'Andy' Di Dia designed this "unrestrained and unconventional" automobile.  Only one example was ever built. The normal V8 engine is located at the front with an engine displacement of 365/427. It has a rear-wheel drive, the body and chassis is hand-formed from 064 aluminum with a 125-inch wheelbase alloy tube frame. The 1960 Di Dia 150 was a luxury, custom-designed iconic, handmade car also known as the "Dream Car" forever associated with its second owner, singer Bobby Darin. The car was designed by Andrew Di Dia, a clothing designer, who Bobby Darin had met whilst on tour in Detroit in 1957.  Darin telling Di Dia at the time that he would purchase the car if he ever "hit it big". For seven years, from 1953 to 1960 the Di Dia 150 was hand-built by four workers, at a cost of $93,647.29  but sold to Darin in 1961 at a cost of over $150,000 (1.5 million today). At the time the car was listed as most expensive 'custom-made' car in the world by the Guinness Book of Records.

The Bobby Darin "Dream Car" – 1960 - The Di Dia 150

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