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Stanguellini Chassis

H Modified

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“The Stanguellini featured a large diameter tube frame in contrast to the small diameter multi-tube frames of the Bandini, Giaur and Nardi. Based on a Fiat block, the twin-cam engine made about 60 hp.

Florida Etceterini enthusiast Howard Banaszak - who is restoring the ex Briggs Cunningham Stang’ 750 - has passed along a few technical details about the car:

  • Fiat 500 front suspension
  • Stang’ rear suspension with coil springs
  • Fiat drivetrain
  • Wheelbase 78"
  • Weight 750 lbs.
  • Like Giaur and Bandini, the fenders were removable.
  • Sandy MacArthur remembers, 'My Stanguellini was imported by Briggs Cunningham for the Watkins Glen race in 1953. I was there with my Bandini, but the Stang’ ran off and hid from everyone.' The impressive output (60 hp) made outboard motor magnate Karl Kiekhaefer so curious that he bought it and later blew the engine on a dyno while trying to learn its secrets. MacArthur continues, 'I later bought the Stang’- Mercury and drove it four years until 1960. I’m sure that it was faster (with the Mercury) and as dependable too.'”1

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    Stanguellini leading a TXP1

    Sports & Exotic Car magazine article, April 2007, page 26.

    page 27


    1Carl Goodwin, Vintage Motorsport (May/June 1991), The H-Modified Etceterinis p67-69. This article was transcribed for the Sports Racer Network by Curt Anderson.

    Revised: March 13, 2007.

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