The XK120 Supersonic is a rare example of an XK120 fitted with bespoke, non-factory coachwork, being one of only three XK120 Supersonics built by the renowned Italian coachbuilder Ghia.
The 1950s decade was a period when automobile stylists the world over were influenced by developments in aircraft technology, in particular the coming of the ‘Jet Age’. The work of Giovanni Savonuzzi at Ghia, the ‘Supersonic’ body design first appeared on a Conrero-tuned Alfa Romeo 1900 entered in the 1953 Mille Miglia. In addition to the solitary Alfa and the three XK120s, the Supersonic design also appeared on an Aston Martin and a number of FIAT 8V chassis.
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