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Monday, October 12, 2020

The most inspirational design of Ghia in the 1950s

On this occasion we will again explore the story of the beautiful car figures that have colored the automotive world in the past. After a while ago we talked about a beautiful car called 'Demon Rouge,' which was built by Vignale based on a high-performance two-seater sports car called the Fiat 8V.
The most inspirational design of Ghia Supersonic in the 1950s. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3lo6p6i)
And when the Fiat 8V was handled by the renowned Turin-based coachbuilder named Carrozzeria Ghia, the car changed dramatically into the Supersonic, an allusion to the car's rocket style.
The Conrero-tuned Alfa Romeo 1900, a racing car that competed at the 1953 Mille Miglia and inspired the Ghia Supersonic. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3lo6p6i)
At that time the Carrozzeria Ghia received about 30 to 40 of the 114 8V chassis built, and the most striking of which was that 15 of them were miraculously conjured by a touch of Giovanni Savonuzzi's design, which later known as Supersonic and was first shown at the 1953 Paris Auto Show.
The most inspirational design of Ghia Supersonic in the 1950s. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3nC1Hnq)
In fact the Supersonic design first appeared on the Conrero-tuned Alfa Romeo 1900, a racing car that competed in the 1953 Mille Miglia. The supersonic design was originally proposed by Giovanni Savonuzzi, as a car with a long, sharp windshield; a curved nose that formed a straight beltline, ending in a tiny flaming tail fin intended to resemble jet afterburners; and a low, glassy cockpit.
The most inspirational design of Ghia Supersonic in the 1950s. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2SJ3fh7)
Similar styling and is built on an 8V chassis then ordered by American designer Paul Farago, followed by 14 more copies, all of which differed in detail but remained largely true to Savonuzzi's original and dramatic design.
The most inspirational design of Ghia Supersonic in the 1950s. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3lo6p6i)
It's as if that's a match, when the car is built on a Fiat 8V chassis with an all-metal body. And the car still uses the original engine from the Fiat 8V, which is an advanced overhead-valve light alloy V-8 engine. Beside that the Supersonic's body design was also applied to three of the Jaguar XK120, an Aston Martin DB2/4 and another one unit in a more extreme version and was rebuilt into the DeSoto Adventurer II.
These cars are considered to be the most sought-after and desirable 8V-based models, as they are the best and proudest combination of avant-garde designs from the Jet Age. Even today these cars still look very modern and dramatic and always attract attention wherever they go. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | COACHBUILD | SPORTSCARMARKET | SILODROME | RM SOTHEBY'S]
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