conceptcarz.com


1954 Fiat 8V Supersonic Coupe Vehicle Profile

1954 Fiat 8V photograph

1954 Fiat 8V photograph

1954 Fiat 8V photograph

1954 Fiat 8V photograph

1954 Fiat 8V photograph

1954 Fiat 8V photograph

1954 Fiat 8V photograph

1954 Fiat 8V photograph

1954 Fiat 8V photograph

1954 Fiat 8V photograph

1954 Fiat 8V photograph

1954 Fiat 8V photograph

1954 Fiat 8V photograph

1954 Fiat 8V photograph

1954 Fiat 8V photograph

1954 Fiat 8V photograph

1954 Fiat 8V photograph

1954 Fiat 8V photograph

1954 Fiat 8V photograph

1954 Fiat 8V photograph

1954 Fiat 8V photograph

1954 Fiat 8V photograph

1954 Fiat 8V1954 Fiat 8V1954 Fiat 8V1954 Fiat 8V1954 Fiat 8V1954 Fiat 8V1954 Fiat 8V1954 Fiat 8V1954 Fiat 8V1954 Fiat 8V1954 Fiat 8V1954 Fiat 8V1954 Fiat 8V1954 Fiat 8V1954 Fiat 8V1954 Fiat 8V1954 Fiat 8V1954 Fiat 8V1954 Fiat 8V1954 Fiat 8V1954 Fiat 8V1954 Fiat 8V
Launched at the 1952 Geneva Auto Show the displayed V-8 Fiat could not be called that because at the time the Ford Motor Company had a copyright on the term 'V8' so the car was called the Fiat 8V (or Otto Vu). The car is named after the peculiar 2-liter, 70 degree, aluminum, V-8 engine which almost looks lost in the engine compartment. Its short-stroke enabled it to achieve high-revs producing a steep power curve.

Code name Tipo 106, Fiat had been developing the V-8 engine since 1945 with the intention of fitting it into a mass-produced model.

Fiat built 34 examples in their Lingotto shop, these examples usually carry a 'Carrozzerie Speziali' badge, the remaining 80 cars were outsourced to the famous Italian design houses between 1952 and 1954, thus no two cars are alike and each has a unique style. Carozzeria Zagato built 30 that they labeled 'Elaborata Zagato.' Ghia and Vignale also produced their own renditions of which most were coupes, but some spyders were made as well. A one-off fiberglass-bodied example currently resides in the Fiat Museum.

The standard engine specification produced 105 horsepower at 5600 RPM, Fiat offered a factory option with twin Weber carburetors producing 115 horsepower. The engine and gearbox are fitted into a steel tube chassis with Fiat 1100 suspension components attached to each corner. With the body welded or in the case of the aluminum bodies cars mechanically attached to the chassis made it a semi-unitary construction.

This car was first shipped to K.T. Keller, Chrysler chairman. He subsequently sold it to a three-time Gold Cup-winning hydroplane racer, Lou Fageol. For some inexplicable reason, Fageol though he could design better than the famed Giovanni Savonuzzi and he modified the car dramatically. Among other things, he added fins from a Chrysler Imperial and installed a twin-supercharged 1957 Chevrolet Corvette V8.

In 1979 the current owner bought it from a friend and was determined to restore the car to its original configuration. He spent years tracking down the parts needed. One day his telephone rang and the California caller asked if he did indeed own what had been Fageol's car. The owner said he did and the caller said he had the original engine. This claim seemed highly doubtful until the caller read off the numbers and they matched the research. The engine had been stored under a workbench in nearby Ann Arbor for all those decades. It was quickly reunited with the Supersonic.



No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

1954 Fiat 8V Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1954 sales)
1954 Fiat 8V Coupe by Vignale
Chassis#: 106.000047
Sold for USD$775,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : The Elkhart Collection
 
1954 Fiat 8V Coupe by Vignale
Chassis#: 106.000080
Sold for USD$907,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : The Elkhart Collection
 
1954 Fiat 500 Convertible
Sold for USD$16,000
  2012 Mecum - Houston, Tx
 
1954 Fiat 8V
Sold for USD$682,000
  2010 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions
1954 Fiat 8V image  1954 Fiat 8V image  
1954 Fiat 8V Coupé
Chassis#: 106 000042
Sold for USD$557,569
  2009 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1954 Fiat 8V's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1954 Fiat 8V Coupé106.0001042020 RM Sothebys : Open Roads, The European Summer Auction $1,200,000$1,400,000
1954 Fiat 8V Coupé by Vignale106.0000472018 RM Sothebys : Monaco $750,000$950,000
1954 Fiat 8V Coupe by Vignale0000472015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey $1,100,000$1,400,000
1954 Fiat 8V 2009 The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company $875,000$975,000

Comparables

Similar sales to the $587,514 range.
2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale A
Chassis#:ZFF78VHA8F0215315
Sold for $589,319
2021 RM Sothebys : Open Roads - March
1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GTC
Chassis#:101014832
Sold for $582,500
2020 Bonhams : Quail Motorcar Auction
1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Torpedo Phaeton in the style of Barker
Chassis#:2018
Sold for $582,500
2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
1954 Fiat 8V vehicle thumbnail image  1954 Fiat 8V vehicle thumbnail image  
1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
Sold for $592,712
2019 Silverstone - Ferrari Sale
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Big Tank Split-Window Coupe
Chassis#:30837S109293
Sold for $588,000
2019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1968 Ferrari 365 GTC by Pininfarina
Chassis#:11969
Sold for $588,000
2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1954 Fiat 8V vehicle thumbnail image  1954 Fiat 8V vehicle thumbnail image  
1936 Bentley 4.5 Litre Vanden Plas Tourer
Chassis#:RC41
Sold for $586,124
2019 H & H Classics - Imperial War Museum, Duxford
2011 Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0
Chassis#:WP0AF2A99BS785718
Sold for $582,500
2019 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring
Chassis#:9113601231
Sold for $581,753
2019 RM Sothebys : Paris
2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica
Chassis#:ZFFGT61A650143799
Sold for $582,500
2019 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona
1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Sold for $583,000
2018 Mecum : Kissimmee
1957 BMW 503 Cabriolet
Chassis#:69090
Sold for $583,000
2017 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1954 Fiat 8V vehicle thumbnail image  1954 Fiat 8V vehicle thumbnail image  
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Estate Car by H.J. Mulliner and Radford
Chassis#:LSMH65
Sold for $583,000
2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1954 Fiat 8V vehicle thumbnail image  1954 Fiat 8V vehicle thumbnail image  
1963 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 GS
Chassis#:123909
Sold for $584,460
2017 Artcurial : Retromobile
1952 GROSSER WERKMEISTER
Chassis#:6/250052
Sold for $583,858
2016 Coys Blenheim Palace
2004 Porsche Carrera GT
Chassis#:WP0CA29804L001068
Sold for $592,772
2016 Silverstone Auctions : Race Retro Classic Car Sale
1958 Ferrari 250 GT coupé Pinin Farina
Chassis#:1023 GT
Sold for $587,298
2016 Rétromobile 2016 by Artcurial Motorcars
1973 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM VI CABRIOLET
Chassis#:PRX4705
Sold for $592,168
2015 Bonhams : The Frederiksen Auction
1937 MERCEDES-BENZ 320N CABRIOLET A
Chassis#:172289
Sold for $582,915
2015 Bonhams : The Frederiksen Auction
1938 SS 100 Jaguar 3½-Litre Roadster
Chassis#:39010
Sold for $583,000
2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1954 Fiat 8V vehicle thumbnail image  1954 Fiat 8V vehicle thumbnail image  

Fiat 8V Vehicle Profiles
Berlinetta
Fiat 8V Berlinetta

Model Year: 1953
Profile
Supersonic
Fiat 8V Supersonic

Coachbuilder: Ghia
Model Year: 1953
Profile
Supersonic
Fiat 8V Supersonic

Coachbuilder: Ghia
Model Year: 1953

Berlinetta
Fiat 8V Berlinetta

Chassis Num: 000086
Engine Num: 000120
Model Year: 1953
Profile and Auction History
GT Coupe
Fiat 8V GT Coupe

Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis Num: 0026
Engine Num: 0031
Model Year: 1953
Profile
Supersonic
Fiat 8V Supersonic

Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 106 000042
Model Year: 1953
Profile and Auction History

Supersonic
Fiat 8V Supersonic

Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 106 000049
Engine Num: 104.000 000085
Model Year: 1953
Profile and Auction History
Coupe
Fiat 8V Coupe

Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: 106*000051*
Engine Num: 104.000*000073
Model Year: 1953
Profile and Auction History
Elaborata Coupe
Fiat 8V Elaborata Coupe

Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis Num: 106.000022
Engine Num: 104.000.000043
Model Year: 1953
Profile and Auction History

Supersonic
Fiat 8V Supersonic

Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 106.000035
Engine Num: 104.000.000058
Model Year: 1953
Profile and Auction History
Supersonic
Fiat 8V Supersonic

Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 106.000043
Model Year: 1953
Profile and Auction History
Coupe
Fiat 8V Coupe

Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis Num: 106.000065
Engine Num: 104.000.000116
Model Year: 1953
Profile and Auction History

Coupe
Fiat 8V Coupe

Model Year: 1954
Profile
Coupe
Fiat 8V Coupe

Model Year: 1954
Profile
Supersonic Coupe
Fiat 8V Supersonic Coupe

Coachbuilder: Ghia
Model Year: 1954
Profile

Supersonic Coupe
Fiat 8V Supersonic Coupe

Coachbuilder: Ghia
Model Year: 1954
Profile
Elaborata Coupe
Fiat 8V Elaborata Coupe

Coachbuilder: Zagato
Engine Num: 000174
Model Year: 1954
Profile
Supersonic Coupe
Fiat 8V Supersonic Coupe

Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 000040
Model Year: 1954
Profile

Coupe
Fiat 8V Coupe

Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 000042
Model Year: 1954
Profile
Berlinetta
Fiat 8V Berlinetta

Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: 000066
Model Year: 1954
Profile
Coupe
Fiat 8V Coupe

Chassis Num: 106 000063
Model Year: 1954
Profile

Coupe
Fiat 8V Coupe

Chassis Num: 106000061
Engine Num: 000112
Model Year: 1954
Profile and Auction History


Vehicle information, history, And specifications from concept to production.
Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed

Conceptcarz.com
© 1998-2021 Conceptcarz.com Reproduction or reuse prohibited without written consent.