I'm a big fan of Virgil Exner's designs ... especially those he created while at Chrysler (Imperials, Chrysler 300s, Dodge Custom Royals, DeSoto Adventurers, etc.) Mr. Exner joined the Chrysler Advanced Styling Group in 1949 ... partnering with the likes of Cliff Voss & Maury Baldwin ... as well as the Italian designer, Luigi "Gigi" Segre (of Carrozzeria Ghia). Back in 1949, car "design" was still pretty much done by the engineers ... leading to what many thought were old-fashioned, boxy designs on Chrysler cars of the 1940s and early 50s. "Ex" (as he was called by his contemporaries) fought to change this structuring, and got control over the design process, including the clay prototypes and the die models used to create production tooling. Virgil and Gigi respected each other's design vision and a strong personal friendship was forged ... leading to close ties between Chrysler & Ghia throughout the 1950s. This alliance produced several Chrysler / Ghia designs, including "idea cars" (i.e, "dream cars" or "concept cars") such as the '52 Chrysler K-310, the '53 Chrysler d'Elegance, and the subject of this thread ... the '54 Dodge Firearrow. There were a total of four Dodge Firearrow's built between 1953 and 1954. The bodies of these vehicles were constructed at Carrozzeria Ghia S.p.A (in Turin, Italy) using the chassis of stock 1954 Dodge convertibles. Unfortunately, Chrysler decided against putting the Firearrow into production ... however, Automotive Entrepreneur Gene Casaroll purchased the production rights to the design and teamed up with engineer Paul Farago to produce the (Firearrow inspired) 1956-1958 Dual-Ghia.