1943 Stanguellini 1100 Barchetta Ala d' Oro
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The Stanguellini family has had a long involvement with the motor car. Vittorio's grandfather founded an engineering company in 1879, and his father was the first one in Modena to register a car (in 1910, registration "MO 1"). "By the time Vittorio took over, in 1929, the family business included a FIAT agency.
Vittorio Stanguellini began tuning and modifying Maserati, Alfa Romeo and Fiat cars for racing. 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.
Display together with Stanguellini Junior was launched in 1943 with the brand Stanguellini 1100 sports car, the car is configured 1089c.c. Inline four-cylinder engine with a maximum horsepower 45 / 6000rpm, and also in 1948, this car Stanguellini 1100 In challenging the famous Mille Miglia endurance race thousands of miles of harsh test and successfully complete the task and fame.In design terms, Stanguellini 1100 the most unique in its use of three groups headlight design approach, and use a lot of chrome create a sense of movement like marching, the other side of the body is able to rare to see thousands of miles Mille Miglia endurance race finish badges, only through rigorous schedule of trials to be able to hang title of this one, so this car Stanguellini 1100 In addition to its historical significance than it is has a very high net worth.
The bullet shaped like a leap sleek lines also Stanguellini 1100 on the models identified a major feature on the slender and elegant lines with its contour come through time and space is a variety of classic cars very unique design.
The Stanguellini Barchetta Ala d’Oro (literally, “Golden Wing”) was born in 1943 out of the imagination of Francesco Stanguellini, son of the founder of the homonymous sports car maker in Modena in 1900. The company, despite its small size, enjoyed a glorious history of victories, even over its more famous “cousins” at Ferrari.
Francesco had a passion for racecars, and was described as “the engine wizard” by the press for his ability to build light and powerful cars by transforming other models’ frames and engines. One day he drew the first sketch of this splendid vehicle (1,110cc, 45hp, 185 kilometers per hour at top speed), which would win the Italian Sportscar Championship in 1946 and 1947.