10 Facts About Automobili Stanguellini


Automobili Stanguellini was an Italian maker of small sports cars, based in Modena and founded by Vittorio Stanguellini; it was most active between 1946 and 1960.

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Vittorio Automobili Stanguellini began tuning and modifying Maserati, Alfa Romeo and Fiat cars for racing.

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Automobili Stanguellini was a friendly rival of Enzo Ferrari in Modena beginning in the late 1920s.

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Automobili Stanguellini's cars competed in countless sports car racing events, minor and major alike.

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Vittorio Automobili Stanguellini used his experience tuning Fiats in the pre-war days, and having raced them under the Squadra Automobili Stanguellini flag, he based his small racers on Fiat components.

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Unlike many other of the so-called "Etceterinis", Automobili Stanguellini were loath to use foreign parts, instead relying on Fiat as much as possible.

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Vittorio Automobili Stanguellini tried very hard to gain a win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Vittorio Automobili Stanguellini had been making special aluminium twin-cam cylinder heads for the Fiat 1100 block since 1947.

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Automobili Stanguellini racing cars achieved extraordinary success worldwide with this engine in the 1950s, including numerous national championships in Italy and France.

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Automobili Stanguellini won the Vanderbilt Cup in 1960 at the Roosevelt Raceway, New York.

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