Petrolicious shines the spotlight on a little-known, Fiat-based racecar

Petrolicious has a way of finding intriguing, obscure vehicles that are owned by fascinating people all across the world. In this latest video, the filmmakers discover the soft-spoken Fabrizio Lorenzoni in Italy and showcase his utterly gorgeous Fiat 1100 Stanguellini.

Stanguellini was a mechanic from the sports car hotbed of Modena, Italy, who earned a name for himself by modifying Fiat engines for racing. This one started its competition life in 1948 with open wheels but gained these curvaceous fenders a few years later for events like the Mille Miglia.

Lorenzoni was lucky enough to grow up right on the course of Parma-Poggio di Berceto road race. His father must have loved seeing the Italian sports cars zipping by the home, too, because he bought the Stanguellini in 1955 with no intention of racing. It wasn't until 1977 that Fabrizio put the roadster back into competition.

Petrolicious shoots Lorenzoni crammed behind the wheel of the little Stanguellini on some bucolic, Italian roads. It's absolutely a beauty to behold.

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