1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078

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Lot 345
FIAT Giannini 750 Sport 1950

€ 250,000 - 300,000
US$ 280,000 - 340,000
FIAT Giannini 750 Sport 1950
Carrosserie Lotti
Châssis n° 011250
Moteur n° G1-078

•Engagée aux Mille Miglia 1952
•Numéros concordants
•Restaurée état concours
•Immatriculée en Belgique

Cette Fiat 500 Topolino comporte de nombreux accessoires destinés à améliorer ses performances en provenance de Giannini. Créée sous forme d'un garage en 1920 par les frères Giannini – Attilio et Domenico – la marque a commencé à modifier des Fiat 500 Topolino dans les années 1930 et s'est assuré 12 records de vitesses mondiaux avec une de ses voitures modifiées. Au début des années 1960, la société ferma ses portes, les frères se séparant pour créer chacun de leur côté de nouvelles structures. Cette voiture a été construite par les frères Benedetti de Florence (voir le livre « Le Sport », page 87) et carrossée par Lotti de Florence, un carrossier toujours en activité. Construit par Pasquino Ermini, le moteur original était un bloc de Fiat 1100 ramené à 750 cm3 qui fut plus tard remplacé par le moteur Giannini G1 dont la voiture est aujourd'hui équipée.

La Fiat a couru à la Coppa Toscana et aux Mille Miglia 1952 pilotée par son propriétaire Carlo Chiti, un passionné florentin peu fortuné. La carrozzeria Lotti modifia l'arrière en prévision des Mille Miglai 1952. Pilotée par son propriétaire et « Cioni » dans cette épreuve, la Fiat termina 5e de la catégorie Sport 750 cm3 et 125e au classement général dans cette course remportée par la Ferrari 250 GT berlinetta de Bracco/Rolfo. Les photos d'époque du dossier montre la voiture à la Coppa della Toscana (numéro de course 1020), à la course de côte Firenze-Fiesoli (numéro 136) et au Mille Miglia 1952 (numéro 005).

Les papiers fournis datent de 1960 quand la Fiat était encore immatriculée à Florence. La première page de l'estratto cronologico indique l'immatriculation FI 48158 et la voiture donneuse comme une Fiat Topolino modèle A, carrossée en Sport par la carrozzeria Lotti de Florence. Le moteur était un Giannini G1.

Lorsque l'actuel propriétaire acquit la voiture, au début des années 1990, elle portait des plaques d'immatriculation de Sienne, bien que le transfert de propriété ne soit pas mentionné par les mines italiennes (PRA). Peu après son acquisition, la voiture a été entièrement démontée et restaurée à l'état concours par la carrozeria Campana de Modène. Les photos prises avant, pendant et après la restauration figurent au dossier et la voiture est également vendue avec la correspondance de son second propriétaire, sa carte grise belge en cours de validité et ses papiers FIVA/ASI. Une occasion inespérée d'acquérir une concurrente authentique des Mille Miglia des années 1950.

1950 FIAT Giannini 750 Sport
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Lotti
Chassis no. 011250
Engine no. G1-078

•Mille Miglia participant in 1952
•Matching numbers
•Restored to concours condition
•Registered in Belgium

This FIAT 500 Topolino incorporates various performance enhancing products made by Giannini. Founded in 1920 as a garage by the Giannini brothers - Attilio and Domenico - the company began tuning the little FIAT 500 Topolino in the 1930s and secured 12 world speed records with one of its modified cars. In the early 1960s the original company closed, the brothers going their separate ways to found new enterprises. This car was built by Fratelli Benedetti of Florence (see the book 'Le Sport', page 87) and bodied by Carrozzeria Lotti of Florence, a company still in existence. Built by Pasquino Ermini, the original engine was a FIAT 1100 unit reduced to 750cc, which was replaced later with the Giannini G1 engine that the car has today.

The FIAT raced in the Coppa Toscana and the 1952 Mille Miglia, driven by its owner Carlo Chiti, an impecunious Florentine enthusiast. Carrozzeria Lotti modified the body's tail in preparation for the '52 Mille Miglia. Driven in that race by its owner and 'Cioni', this FIAT Giannini finished 5th in the Sport 750 Class and 125th overall in a race won by the Ferrari 250 S Berlinetta of Bracco/Rolfo. Period photographs on file show the car at the Coppa della Toscana (competitor number '1020'), the Firenze-Fiesole hill climb (number '136'), and the 1952 Mille Miglia ('005').

The accompanying Italian title dates from the 1960s when the FIAT was still registered in Florence. The first page of the Estratto Cronologico records the registration number as 'FI 48158' and the 'donor' vehicle as a FIAT Topolino model A, bodied as a Sport by Carrozzeria Lotti of Florence. The engine was a Giannini G1.

By the time the current owner bought the car in the early 1990s, it had acquired Sienna registration plates, though the transfer of ownership had not been recorded with the Italian licensing authorities (PRA). Shortly after acquisition, the car was completely dismantled and restored to concours standard by Carrozzeria Campana of Modena. Photographs taken before during and after the restoration are on file, and the car also comes with second-owner correspondence, current Belgian Carte Grise, and FIVA/ASI papers. A rare opportunity to acquire a genuine Mille Miglia competitor from the 1950s.
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1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078
1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078
1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078
1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078
1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078
1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078
1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078
1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078
1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078
1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078
1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078
1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078
1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078
1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078
1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078
1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078
1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078
1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078
1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078
1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078
1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078
1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078
1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078
1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078
1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078
1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078
1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078
1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078
1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078
1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078
1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078
1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078
1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078
1950 Giannini 750 Sport  Chassis no. 011250 Engine no. G1 078
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