My Car Quest

October 23, 2019

Fiat Stanguellini Berlinetta

by Mike – 

This is a great looking little car, a 1954 Fiat Stanguellini Berlinetta. I have never seen one of these before – probably because this is the only one, or one of very few.

Fiat Stanguellini Berlinetta

This car is likely not quick but it looks happy. It would be fun on a sunny day going to a picnic.

Fiat Stanguellini Berlinetta

Designed by Franco Scaglione of Bertone it is constructed on a Fiat chassis and powered by a Stanguellini 1100 cc engine.

The Stanguellini Company has been around for a long time and in the 1950s and 1960s they built fast little sports cars based on Fiats.

Fiat Stanguellini Berlinetta

Briggs Cunningham bought this car for his wife after the New York Auto Show in 1953. What a great guy, I suspect that she loved it.

Fiat Stanguellini Berlinetta

A very cool hatchback.

Fiat Stanguellini Berlinetta

These pictures were taken at the Marin Sonoma Concours d’Elegance in May 2011.

This car is for sale by Fantasy Junction for $295,000 although it is now at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

Fiat Stanguellini Berlinetta logo

Comments

  1. Stephen Mitchell says

    Got to love it!

  2. Mike Gulett says

    Oh, yeah what a great little car, although I may not fit in it.

  3. Very nice Fiat 1100 TV Berlinetta Speciale . Only 3 of those were made for Stanguellini as a “sportiva” version. (too bad somebody added those rear bumpers!)
    Does anybody know if the “Spider” is still in existence???

  4. ~ Briggs had an eye for the unique and unusual. this one certainly expresses character.

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