1953 Stanguellini 1100 Sport Internazionale Roadster (Italy).
Stanguellini were a Modenese family who had long dabbled with 'wheeled vehicles' (although the company was founded in 1879 to produce drums), from powered tricycles at the beginning of the 20th century.
In 1910 they has also become the first official car dealer in Modena, selling Ceirano and Scat, later Fiat was added to the cars they sold.
Francesco, the founder, died suddenly in 1932 and Vittorio his son, who was only 22 years old, temporarily suspended the motorsport, although he continued to modify cars and engines in his spare time. This break was not to last long, and in 1938 the Squadra Corse Stanguellini was formed.
1947 saw Stanguellini produce their first road car (although it too saw competition), an 1100 coupe with a body built by Bertone and their first twin-cam cylinder-head.
The first completely new engine developed by Stanguellini, the 750 twin-cam, emerged in 1950.
1954 saw another road car released, an 1100 berlinetta designed by Scaglione and built by Bertone. Only nine examples were produced. A 1200 Spider followed a few years later.
A brief attempt was made to build a road-going GT car for the US market, the Momo Mirage (financed by Mr. Momo), but only about four prototypes were made (plus a half-built spider) before the project sank.
(text source: Cars from Italy)
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