The Ghia-styled 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic, one of only eight aluminum-bodied examples equipped with a 115-horsepower 2.0-liter overhead-valve 70-degree V8 Fiat engine, is among the exciting entries in the Sports Car class at the 30th anniversary Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance on August 2, 2009 in Rochester Michigan.
The 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic, celebrated by the press at its 1953 Paris Motor Show debut, came to market later that same year for a handsome sum of $3,100. The limited-production Supersonic was purchased by Detroit manufacturers of the day interested in studying its spectacular design and engineering.
“We are ecstatic that David and Ginny Sydorick have added Meadow Brook to the list of prestigious Concours events at which to showcase their superb 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic,” said Larry Moss, Director, Car Selection Committee – Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance. “The recent alliance between Chrysler and Fiat makes this entry especially relevant to our event’s local audience as we all look to the formation of a vibrant “new” Chrysler and its continued contributions to the best Detroit has to offer.”
Additional 2009 Meadow Brook Concours Sports Car Entries:
1967 Ferrari P3/4 (Chassis 0846)
1964 Cobra 427
1966 Ghia 450 SS
1967 Morgan Super Sports
1953 Nash Healey Le Mans Coupe Pinin Farina
1966 Abarth 100sp
1967 Lancia Flaminia Zagato SS
1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica
1953 Cisitalia Concept Car
1954 Jaguar XK 120SE
Meadow Brook Concours Tickets
Tickets for the 2009 Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance are available at www.mbhconcours.org/tickets.htm or by calling 248.643.8645. A commemorative program, parking and shuttle service are included in the ticket price.
Adults (in advance): $25
Children 12 and under: Free
Groups of 10 or more: $20 each
Groups of 50 or more: $18 each
Held annually during the first week of August on the historic grounds of Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester Michigan, the Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance is marking its 30th anniversary with a celebration of “The Best of Detroit.”
For more information, visit www.mbconcours.org.
[Source: Meadow Brook Concours]