Petrolicious speaks to second-generation Fiat 1100 Stanguellini owner Fabrizio Lorenzoni about the car’s long history. The Fiat 1100 started its life as a race car in 1948. Lorenzoni’s father purchased it in 1955 and the car has been kept in the family’s home ever since. “He bought it exclusively for the pleasure of having a sports car at home, and it was kept in the garage for a long time,” says Lorenzoni. In 1977 the car was entered in a competition commemorating the Parma-Poggio di Berceto race. Since then, it has also been showcased at other events, such as the Targa Florio, the Grand Prix of Rome, the Grand Prix of Naples, and the Giro di Toscana. Although the car’s racing days are behind it, the Fiat 1100 Stanguellini can be seen cruising down the streets of the Italian countryside. “Once the driver is inside the cockpit he finds himself inside a little jewel, by which I mean that it’s very comfortable and you can experience the same thrill the drivers experienced in the ‘50s and ‘60s,” Lorenzoni adds.
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