Thursday, June 4, 2009

Philippe Starck Ghost Car


As a long time fan of Philippe Starck and his iconic creations like the Louis Ghost chair, I read with fascination the article on him in this past Sunday's New York Times Magazine. I have not been able to stop thinking of his amazing vintage beach car. The car, a Fiat Shellette, was once owned by soprano Maria Callas. With its elegant, sleek, understated lines, and wicker seats, it has to be the most beautiful summer beach car ever. 





18 comments:

Averill said...

Gorgeous! Now I just need that and a beach house on the Vineyard to drive it around on. :)

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-Wouldn't South Padre Island be closer for you?

Izabella said...

very retro and fun looking. I like the colors. Nowdays they all seem to be gray/blue metallic.

Style Redux 2 said...

Izabella-I love them all, but especially the red.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

UnBELIEVABLY gorgeous and fun. Helloooo Wish List! ;)

Style Redux 2 said...

MLHP-I love vintage cars and this is the cutest.

Sarah Klassen said...

This car is probably THE cutest, most chic looking car I have seen! I totally agree with Averill, and I can picture it situated in front of a shingled gray, sprawling beach house...The Hamptons? OoooOOOooh, thinking of "Something's Gotta Give" /Sucha dream car, thanks for posting~

Style Redux 2 said...

Sarah-It would have been so perfect for "Something's Gotta Give." Would Diane Keaton have driven it?

ticklishfromadistance said...

I am into this car. Just need a big straw hat and huge sunglasses and I am off!!

Style Redux 2 said...

G.-And bring your own seat belt! ;)

Rose C'est La Vie said...

I'd swop my Ferrari for one of these. I wish. I love these babies; juicy colours oh.

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

I am in love with this beach ride! I can just see Maria Callas riding in this. Thanks for a very cool post.
Catherine

Sarah Klassen said...

I could see her driving it! Turtleneck and all! :)

Frances said...

Oh no! Now I have to get one! =D

Style Redux 2 said...

Rose C'est La Vie-It has great style.

Style Redux 2 said...

A Thousand Clapping Hands-The car has a lot of presence as did she.

Style Redux 2 said...

Sarah-With Onassis perhaps.

Style Redux 2 said...

Frances-Very chic!