Saturday, July 10, 2010

Mille Miglia, 750 cc

Fiat Giannini 750 Sports MM 1948
Bodywork by Carrozzeria Ala d'Oro

A genuine piece of the Mille Miglia history, this unique sportscar has a stunning background and its existence has been totally characterized by the its entries at the 1948 and 1950 editions, driven by Mr. Baravelli and Mr. Pomes from Scuderia Lazio; then, in 1998, 1999, 2004 and 2008 this nice italian "barchetta" has been one of the protagonists of the evocative and exclusive event starting from Brescia!
Beginning its life as a Fiat 500 A on 23 April 1937, our chassis n.15526 was bought with the actual black plate ROMA 65032, by Signor Melchiorre Pomes of Rome in February 1947; he decided to build up a MM racing sportscar, using the mechanical and engineering support of the Officina Fratelli Giannini and the experience of the Carrozzeria Ala d'Oro to make a perfect bodywork of a "tipo siluro" prototype. The car was then accepted in the Sport 750 Class and it run the 1948 MM with nr.97 (retired), driven by Signor Giulio Baravelli. In 1950, Mr.Pomes decided to change the small 660 engine into a more powerful Giannini G1 unit with a capacity of 743 cc, a Marino alloy head and a three bearings support; this is actual configuration of this "one off" example, which was entered in the Mille Miglia race of 1950 (entry nr. 314).

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