Ferrari Lamborghini Stanguellini 1100 sport Mille Milglia 1955, 1960
- Make: Ferrari
- Model: Other
- SubModel: Stanguelllini 1100 Sport
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Convertible
- Year: 1955
- Mileage: 10,000
- Color: Red
- Engine size: 1100
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1955 Ferrari Other Convertible
Automobili Stanguellini was a maker of small sports cars in Modena. Italy. founded by Vittorio Stanguellini and most active between the post-war years. 1946 through 1980. A handful of pure competition cars were assembled with the last being completed in 1966. The Stanguellini family has had a long involvement with road and race car construction and tuning going back to Vittorio's grandfather who founded an engineering company in 1879. The Stanguellini family was also the first one in Modena to register a car in 1910. with the coveted registration "MO 1". By the time Vittorio took over. in 1929. the family business included a Fiat authorized sales and service agency. Vittorio Stanguellini began tuning and modifying Maserati. Alfa Romeo and Fiat cars for racing before the war. He was a friendly rival of Enzo Ferrari in Modena beginning in the late 1920s. Vittorio then formed Squadra Corse Stanguellini in 1938 and quickly found success when he modified a Maserati 6CM which took the overall victory at the 1938 Targa Florio. In 1925 the Stanguellini operation gained national notoriety by establishing a racing team. When. in 1932 Francesco Stanguellini died he was succeeded by his son. Vittorio. still only 19 years-old. Vittorio had an extreme talent for engineering and guided the dealership along the lines that later would be picked up by another great of Italian motorsports. Carlo Abarth. From 1935 onwards Stanguellini became synonymous as a tuner of FIAT cars. Initially the cars built were 750's and 1100's but there was also an effort in the bigger categories such as 2800 cc. all based on FIAT mechanicals. The year 1937 saw the birth of the Squadra Stanguellini. a racing team that was composed of Baravelli and Zanella with Fiat 500's. Rangoni on a FIAT 508 Sport. and last but not least Severi on a Maserati 1500 that was thoroughly modified by Stanguellini. Severi finished 1st overall in the Targa Florio of 1937. The early years saw many more important victories for Squadra Stanguellini. one of the most memorable ones being the class victory of Baravelli at the wheel of a 750 Stanguellini in the Mille Miglia of 1938. With this victory the Stanuellini operation gained international fame. Stanguellini's cars competed in countless sports car racing events. both minor and major. such as the 1957 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The majority of Stanguellini's pre war efforts focussed on carefully assembled and tuned FIATs. These were often raced under the Squadra Stanguellini flag. The small displacement racers were based on Fiat components as a starting point but were carefully re-worked and re-engineered for improved performance and reliability. Focusing on the 750 & 1100cc classes and winning numerous National and International victories. Stanguellini sports cars were beautifully engineered with light-alloy cylinder blocks. twin overhead camshafts (bialbero) and dual side-draught Weber carburettors. This would add up to a claimed 60bhp at 7500rpm from the 741cc sports engine and 90bhp at 7000 rpm from the larger 1100cc engine. These engines enabled top speeds of 180kph / 110mph and 190kph 120mph! Unlike many other of the so-called "Etceterinis". Stanguellini were loath to use foreign parts. instead relying on Fiat as much as possible. Bodywork was usually by local Carrozzeria Reggiano but several were fitted with outside and even internal coachwork depending on the needs and client requests.
Vittorio Stanguellini an experienced racer personally tried very hard to gain a class win at the 24 hours of Le Mans. Given his limited resources. he never was able to achieve this with his best finish being a fourth in class. Other notable race successes achieved by Stanguellini's creations include: 1938 and 1939 Mille Miglia 750cc class wins and an 1100cc class win in 1940.
1938 and 1952 Targa Florio 750cc class wins.
1957 12 Hours of Sebring class win.
1960 Vanderbilt Cup overall Formula Junior win at the Roosevelt Raceway in New York. Post War Success: Vittorio Stanguellini had been making special aluminum twin-cam cylinder heads for the Fiat 1100 block since 1947. From 1958 until 1963 they produced more than 100 different Formula Juniors. Major successes were achieved by some of the most famous drivers of the day until the advent of the mid-engined Lotus and Coopers rendered the front-engined Stanguellini's obsolete. By 1966. the Stanguellini family was out of the production business concentrating their efforts on their FIAT dealership and aftermarket tuning and component business.
This Stanguellini 1100cc Sport International was one of the most competitive as well as beautiful competition vehicles produced by Stanguellini. The model was introduced in 1947 and the final example built in 1965 with a dry weight of only 550kgs. they were incredibly light and nimble. Initially tuned to produce 60bhp at 6000rpm. output as well as reliability steadily rose over the years. 1949 though 1955 models had a rated output of 85bhp at 7000rpm. Final examples built in 1965 produced just shy of 100bhp at 8000rpm!
This car: Built in 1962 is in a wonderfull restored condition ready to drive and race again. Engine-out service, brake service has been done 500 KM ago. The Alloy body is very well conserved tru all the years some small patina can be found. The interior is done in leather a few years ago too and is still in a great condition. The car still have the original libretto ( Title) . Elligible for Mille Miglia. Le Mans Classic and all internationnals races. All electrics work perfect too. This very rare alloy body racing car is ready to win again.Car still have original libretto (title). The car can be inspected and/or tested in the Netherlands. I will help International buyer with shipping all over the World.
I'm selling this car on behalve of my dad who does not use computers. If you need info or extra photos just let me know andI'll be happy to answer just send me an email and I will get the answers from my dad and let you know.I will help International buyer with shipping all over the World.