PARISOTTO FIAT 750 Sport 1952 I strongly recommend the book La Sport e suoi artigani by Andrea Curami & Piero Vernano to discover the multitude of Italian sports car constructors and artisans just before and after the II-nd WW. One of these was Alessandro Parisotto. Sig. Parisotto was one of the founders of the Scuderia Patavium of Padova. At the beginning, the organisation of the cars was left to Armando Pasqualin (another sports car constructor from the same area), but in 1952 Alessandro Parisotto himself took over the project in order to build their own sports cars so that the partners of the Scuderia Patavium could use them in competition. The production of the new Parisotto 750 started, based on the tubular frame built by Mr. Pasqualin and the full assembly was executed in the workshop of Cesare Rizzato in Padova. Only 9 cars were built. One of them was named Morassuti (now it is in Japan), as for the others, apparently only 3 of them remain in existence. As for the engines, from the historical info found, there was not a particular engine type in the cars building project, only the displacement of 750 cc was fixed. One had a Lancia Ardea engine, one a Giannini 750 and another one a Fiat 750. Of course all the mechanical elements fitted were prepared by the Parisotto works. The Parisotto team only short-lived and disappeared in 1953-54. Parisotto 750 chassis: 5062652 This car is 100% certain one of the small series of max. 9 cars built. It has a Fiat 750 cc engine with the Siata B type head. It raced with starting number 2400 at the MM in 1952 with one of the Scuderia Patavium members, Gino D'Angeli assisted by co-driver A. Gasparini. Unfortunately the car did not finish the race. Probably the same car raced at other events amongst which la Coppa della Toscana in 1952 with once again Gino D'Angeli at the steering wheel. The Estratto Cronologico obtained from the Automobile Club D'Italia certifies that this car was in the 1952 Mille Miglia, linking the number plate PD 35512 to the chassis nr. 5062652. From the Estratto Cronologico it is clear that the race career of this Parisotto was rather short and that after its competition life it was not sold to somebody else. This is confirmed by the last owner who says that he found the car in a scrapyard more than 40 years ago, complete but without papers and number plates. This man, who lives close to Padova (the area of the Scuderia Patavium) was a Fiat service mechanic. He took-on the restoration himself. Today the car is in good running condition and completely original. The chassis number is stamped correctly in the proper location. Some minor items need to be put right such as the exhaust, the Borrani wire wheels, the disc brakes (originally drum brakes, which luckily are supplied with the car), the pedals (the originals come also with the car) and several gadgets which do not add to the purity of design of this elegant barchetta.
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