Automobili Stanguellini, an Italian sports car builder, is remembered for their sports cars and for competing in races such as the 24 Hours of LeMans, Monza, and other International competition. The single seat racing cars were given aluminum bodies and had modified Fiat 1100 cc engine that produced nearly 80 horsepower, thanks in part to the Weber twin-choke carburetors. Vittorio Stanguellini was known as the 'Magician of Modena' and his vehicles provided many podium finishes for the drivers.
This monoposta racecar is serial #137, and was manufactured in Modena, Italy, in June of 1959 by Vittorio Stanguellini, also known as the "Magician of Modena." The all aluminum body was produced by Vaccari & Baccrini-Carrozzeria Gransport. The engine is a modified Fiat 1100 cc with Weber twin-choke carburetors and can produce 78 hp at 6500 rpm.
The car was first sold to Peter Carpenter and he raced it extensively throughout Europe during the 1959 series of Formula Junior, placing 5th place at Monza and 2nd at Di Salerno. The Formula Junior cars were designed to provide an international class of single seat racing cars. It would train and develop a new breed of designers and drivers. Specifications were intended to limit the components to production units.
This car was partially restored in 1970s and spent approximately 20 years in a private museum of an Italian car collector in Miami, Florida.
The current owner purchased the car in 1994 and has spent the last 8 years restoring it to the original racing condition.Also photographed at :