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  Fiat 8V Ghia Supersonic Coupe
 

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced from:1952 - 1954
Numbers built:8 with Supersonic body
Internal name:Tipo 106
Designed by:Giovanni Savonuzzi for Ghia
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:April 25, 2007
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Chassis: 106*000037
Whereas the Zagato bodied machines were mainly intended for competition use, the around forty examples bodied by Ghia were better at home along the French riviera. The Italian coachbuilder applied several designs of which the Giovanni Savonuzzi penned 'Supersonic' style was the most extravagant. As its name suggests, the design was inspired by the 1950's jet craze. Unlike many of the American 'jet' designs, Savonuzzi kept the aircraft touches relatively subtle. Resembling a jet engine's afterburner, the tail lights are the most obvious of those touches.

Ghia built just twelve Supersonic bodies; eight on 8V chassis, three on Jaguar chassis and one on an Aston Martin. Featured is one of the eight 8Vs and the only one with a hood scoop, which was recently restored and painted a very deep silver. It is seen here at the 2007 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este where it was awarded best in class against a very strong opposition. We would like to congratulate the owner and thank him for his help with shooting his car.


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2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2009 The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering 2009 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance
2008 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2007 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2007 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2007 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
2007 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2007 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2007 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2007 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
2007 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2007 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2007 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2007 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
2007 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2007 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2007 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este

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