1959 Stanguellini Formula Junior Monoposto  Chassis no. 0002G Engine no. 830212

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1959 Stanguellini Formula Junior Monoposto
Chassis no. 0002G Engine no. 830212

Sold for € 48,300 (US$ 54,409) inc. premium
1959 Stanguellini Formula Junior Monoposto
Chassis no. 0002G
Engine no. 830212
The name of Stanguellini holds a special place in the history of the town of Modena, now synonymous with the production of performance cars, for the very first automobile (an early Fiat) registered in the town belonged to the father of Vittorio Stanguellini, who began manufacture of Fiat-based sports cars in his home town in 1948. Indeed, Vittorio Stanguellini’s grandfather Celso had brought self-propelled transport to the town as early as 1879 when he began making bicycles.
By 1909 Celso Stanguellini had become the SCAT agent for the Emilia region; his son Francesco took over the agency the following year, and by 1929 the 19-year-old Vittorio was preparing Fiat cars for racing in his father's workshop. When his father died three years later, Vittorio took over the business, selling and maintaining and modifying Fiat cars for road and track.
After the war this activity developed into the manufacture of complete cars, some with 750cc twin-cam engines. Stanguellini built small single-seater racing cars powered by these engines for Italian national Formula Three and when the new Formula Junior was proposed, Stanguellini was the first to go into production. Since he was a Fiat agent, he again used modified Fiat components.
The car offered here was built during his most successful year, 1959, and was restored during 2003. It has been re finished in red with red leather cockpit trim and its overhead valve 1100 cc engine is equipped with two twin choke Weber carburettors. Front suspension is independent by coil springs and superimposed A-frames. A coil sprung rigid rear axle is fitted.
With a top speed in the region of 110 mph, this potent little car would be an ideal mount at the leading historic race meetings.
La voiture présentée ici, construite en 1959, l'année de ses plus nombreuses victoires, a été restaurée en 2003. Elle a été repeinte en rouge avec garnissage du cockpit en cuir rouge et son moteur 1 100 cm3 est équipé de deux carburateurs double corps Weber. La suspension avant est indépendante avec ressorts hélicoïdaux et triangles superposés. Le pont arrière rigide est aussi suspendu par des ressorts hélicoïdaux. Capable d'atteindre 175 km/h, cette puissante petite monoplace est une monture idéale pour disputer les plus belles épreuves historiques du calendrier.
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