1959 Stanguellini Formula Junior



  • Year of manufacture 
  • Mileage 
    10 000 km / 6 214 mi
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Condition 
    Original Condition
  • Interior colour 
  • Number of seats 
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
  • Gearbox 
  • Performance 
    90 PS / 67 kW / 89 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
  • Fuel type 


Stanguellini Formula Monoposto:

- Vittorio Stanguellini, Know as the Magician of Modena for his tuning and racing exploits , setting the standard for others to beat . Born in Modena 1901 , and a close friend of Enzo Ferrari , he was the frist Fiat dealer in the world.
In 1946 he founded Scuadra Stanguellini and began devoloping race cars.From le Mans to Sebring for over Thirty years period they made their mark on the world of Motorsports.

The “ Formula Junior” is for sure the most important cars that was built by Mr. Stanguellini ; during the sixties, all the young drivers who then became very champions of the Formula One circuits raced this car all around the world. After the début of the first FJ at Monza in 1958, people like Bandini, Von Trips, Siffert, and Rodriguez decided to enter the monoplace world with a Stanguellini 1100, as the car was the best front engine “Formula” of that period, winning the 1958 Italian Championship with Lippi, and the 1959 Championship with Cammarota. In 1960, while Michel May won the European Trophy, a Stanguellini was again first in the rank of the Italian Championship with Mr. Renato Pirocchi.

*The most successful Formula Junior model of its Time

* CSAI Technical Passport and FIA Identity Form

* Eligible for numerous historic events

* Successful Period Race History

* Champions Formula 1 School

The Engine of this car is a Fiat 1.089cc. ( 4 Cylinder ) from a Fiat 1100/103, modified with the magic of Mr. Vittorio and capable of more than 90HP, with a 4-speed gearbox (syncro on 2nd, 3rd and 4th ), and double twin carburettors Weber “40 DCOE”, drum brakes on the four wheels. The car has a wheelbase of 2,000-mm, a rear track of 1,230 and a front track of 1,220-mm. The weight is 400kgm; max speed is 212 km/h.

Body Specs - Adopting some of its styling cues from the Maserati 250F, the Stanguellini featured a tubular ladder-frame chassis that offset the driver to the left to clear the prop-shaft and aluminium Body

* This peculiar car is the chassis #00179 built in 1959 and delivered in 1960 to Mr. Mario Rossini, who drove it on:
• 04/03/1960 – Stallaven-Boscochiesanuova Hillclimb,
• 04/17/1960 – Circuito di Cesenatico, #8
• 07/24/1960 – VI Circuito Città di Salerno
When the car was purchased and kept in the personal collection of Mr. Franco Burdisso, Italy until 1989, when it was bought Mr. Luigi Lomolino from Como, Italy, who drove it the “ Scuderia Madunina” in some of the historic races of th Lurani Trophy until the year 2000. The last owner Buy this car in 2006 in England , This car was entered at three editions of the Coppa Intereuropa on the Monza Circuit and was valid CSAI Technical Passaport and FIA Identity Form.Eligible for Goodwood and Monaco Historic Events
Remains the original Weber carburetors, original suspension and brakes, and even original Borrani wire wheels. Unlike so many other Stanguellini racers, it has not been updated for modern vintage racing, it shows no signs of period injuries and repairs, and it has never been fully disassembled for restoration or renovation. As such, it is one of the most significant and original of all the FJ Monoposto cars, showcasing period workmanship and engineering as it was, not as we wish it would be.

Stanguellini FJ #00179 represents a rare and unique opportunity to own what is arguably the most beautiful Formula Junior car ever built, one that was also dominant in its day and with a genuine period race history. As an artifact, it remains exquisite in authenticity and detail, and would be ideal for display purposes in any collection. With appropriate upgrades, it could also be used for vintage racing where these cars continue to be competitive and easy to drive, not to mention economical to race. It remains the quintessential front-engined Formula Junior racer from the golden age of racing where men were men and the cars were elemental and exquisite.

For more information or an appointment, please call Jorge Faria or send an e-mail to [email protected] Please do not hesitate to contact us . Jorcar is located near Fatima in the centre of Portugal .