Monday, June 27, 2011
Stanguellini is a name that is less familiar to most than, say, Ferrari, Maserati or Lamborghini but the Fiat-based cars of Vittorio Stanguellini were made in Modena from 1946 until 1966. Though Stanguellini might sound to some like one of the made-up names from the writings of Henry N. Manney III, they were real cars for the road and track and even raced at Le Mans.
The photos here were sent to me by Serge Dermanian and his note tells of his recent visit to Modena and the Stanguellini factory.
Last Monday, I drove to the old Stanguellini factory in Modena. Ten hours round trip to pick up an engine for an American collector who is restoring his 1957, ex-Sebring car. Great trip! What a superb building. They have kept the original factory with all tools and equipment plus one section is a museum displaying a variety of old cars. This is one of the engines I brought back to Nice with my car!