Stanguellini 1200 Spider America by Bertone – 1957

Stanguellini 1200 Spider America by Bertone - 1957



Stanguellini 1200 Spider America by – 1957


Marca : Stanguellini
Modello : FIAT 1100 TV
Versione : 1200 Spider America
Anno : 1957
Telaio N. : 121166
Motore N. : 121670
Esemplari prodotti : 
Designer : 

Carrozzeria : Bertone
Motore : 4 cilindri in linea
Cilindrata : 1.221 cc
Distribuzione : OHV
Valvole Cilindro : 2
Alimentazione : 2 Weber Carb.
Potenza : 59 bhp
Top speed Km/h : —


Auction Result
2017 – Amelia Island – RM Sotheby’s – $275,000


Stanguellini 1200 Spider America by Bertone - 1957

In one of the niche’s great barn-find stories, this unique one-off Bertone show car was lost to time after having been well documented during a period exhibition run. Since being re-discovered and exhaustively restored by its current 23-year caretaker, this important Fiat-Stanguellini has more recently enjoyed attention at some of the world’s most prestigious events.

Stanguellini 1200 Spider America by Bertone - 1957

As documented by a detailed report, including a copy of handwritten notes by Nuccio Bertone himself, in 1957 the designer acquired a Fiat 1100 TV (Touring Veloce) that was factory-uprated to 1200 specifications and then modified by Stanguellini for greater chassis performance. Under commission number 8900, the car was labeled as prototipo 8901 and clothed in completely unique bodywork styled by the renowned Bertone designer Franco Scaglione.

Stanguellini 1200 Spider America by Bertone - 1957

Pronounced rear tailfins echoed elements of Scaglione’s celebrated Alfa Romeo BAT cars, while the Fiat’s overall shape presaged the Sprint Speciale prototype he would soon design for Milan. Large door scallops and a wraparound one-piece windscreen aesthetically evoked an aggressive competition profile.

Stanguellini 1200 Spider America by Bertone - 1957

The one-off Bertone prototype was dubbed the Spider America and presented by the coachbuilder at the Turin Auto Salon in late October 1957. As period photographs confirm, the car was next seen at the Concorso d’Eleganza Cortina d’Ampezzo held at the Hotel Miramonti-Majestic in July 1958. The Fiat-Stangellini was later shipped to Argentina, where it was exhibited in December 1960 at the Salon del Automovile in Buenos Aires, and from there it is believed the car was sold into Argentine ownership.

Stanguellini 1200 Spider America by Bertone - 1957

 

Stanguellini 1200 Spider America by Bertone - 1957

 

Stanguellini 1200 Spider America by Bertone - 1957

 

Stanguellini 1200 Spider America by Bertone - 1957

 

Stanguellini 1200 Spider America by Bertone - 1957

 

 

Stanguellini 1200 Spider America by Bertone - 1957

 

Stanguellini 1200 Spider America by Bertone - 1957

 

Stanguellini 1200 Spider America by Bertone - 1957

 

Stanguellini 1200 Spider America by Bertone - 1957

 

Stanguellini 1200 Spider America by Bertone - 1957

 

Stanguellini 1200 Spider America by Bertone - 1957

 

Stanguellini 1200 Spider America by Bertone - 1957

 

Stanguellini 1200 Spider America by Bertone - 1957

 

Stanguellini 1200 Spider America by Bertone - 1957

 

Stanguellini 1200 Spider America by Bertone - 1957

 

Stanguellini 1200 Spider America by Bertone - 1957

 

Stanguellini 1200 Spider America by Bertone - 1957

 

Stanguellini 1200 Spider America by Bertone - 1957

 

Stanguellini 1200 Spider America by Bertone - 1957

 

Stanguellini 1200 Spider America by Bertone - 1957

 

Stanguellini 1200 Spider America by Bertone - 1957

 

Stanguellini 1200 Spider America by Bertone - 1957


 

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