1960 DiDia 150: The Bobby Darin ‘Dream Car’

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This exotic luxury car was built by Bobby Darin’s friend, Andrew Di Dia, a Detroit clothing designer.

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It took seven years to build (1953-1960) at a cost of $93,647. in 1957, Darin told Di Dia he would buy the car if he ever “hit it big.” He did and bought the car for $150,000 (1.5 million today) in 1961.

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The car is powered by a 427 high-performance Ford engine with a 125-inch wheelbase. It’s metallic red paint was made with 30 coats of ground diamonds for sparkle.

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Darin donated the car to the St Louis Museum of Transportation in 1970 where it remains. – wiki



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