Fiat - Giannini Boano 1956 LHD My fascination for etceterinis has brought yet another very special Fiat derivate into my stock. The basis for this exotic Coupé is a 1956 Fiat 1100 TV which from day 1 has been tuned-up by Giannini and very elegantly coachbuilt by Boano. In the past Giannini Automobili has proved with many competition successes to be a real wizard when it comes to tune-up these little Fiat engines. On this already sporty 1100 TV (Turismo Veloce) basis ,Giannini enlarged the cylinder capacity to 1250 cc, fitted high compression pistons, a re-profiled camshaft and a big 36 inch double Weber carburettor. A promising mechanical elaboration! When Felice Mario Boano left Ghia in 1955 and before starting in 1957 at the newly founded Centro Style Fiat, Boano had created his own factory: Boano Lavorazioni Speciali. This extremely elegant Giannini Boano Coupé, entirely except the doors coachbuilt in aluminium, is probably the only remaining example of a small batch of 10 such sport-Coupés. Not only a promising Concours dElegance contender... but also a rally car which needs to be taken seriously! One of these Giannini Boano sport-Coupés participated at the 1959 Targa Florio and arrived 4-th in class and 15-th OA. During the recent 2014 Mille Miglia, 2 young, very enthusiast Belgian classic car friends proved 55 years later, once again, that this Fiat Giannini Boano is an excellent rally car by driving the 1.700 Km without any mechanical problem! The only thing they had to think about was fill-up the fuel tank from now and then... The cars previous history shows very few previous owners amongst which one with 47 years of ownership. The last Italian owner undertook a comprehensive restoration respecting rigorously the originality of this particular car. Even the original colour combination for coachwork and interior trim was respected. Hundreds of photos illustrate, in a very detailed way, this quality restoration.
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