1961 Stanguellini Formula Junior
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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 monoposto racecar it was manufactured in Modena, Italy, in 1961 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 single-seater 1100 Formula Junior was manufactured from 1958 to 1962, in little less than 200 examples. It can reach a maximum speed of 220 km per hour. Racing drivers of the calibre of Von Trips, Lorenzo Bandini, Pedro and Ricardo Rodriguez, Walter Hangsen drove this car. It was tested and driven by the 5-time world champion Juan Manuel Fangio. Among the most important successes achieved by this car there are the 1958 and 1959 European Championships, the 1958-'59-'60 Italian Championships, the 1958 Montecarlo Junior Grand Prix, Nurburgring competition in 1959 and the prestigious '60 Vanderbilt Cup in the USA. In 2004, he won the Grand Prix Historique of Monaco again, repeating the same victory achieved in the fifties.