001907 was prepped up for the sale with a paintjob done locally.
The engine and it's Reparto Corse 5 speed piggy bag gearbox had just been checked.
Many added on parts were of the "cafe-racer" spec from later years.
Our agent from Terni found her again two years ago in a parking outside Siena and shipped her to Haarlem after the payment was handed over to her former owner.
Our New York based client, her new owner, asked us to bring her back to her glory of the era she won most races. And to check her engine to see if she was as in the days.
We found her to be re-sleeved, probably to bring her back from 1400 cc to the homologated 1300 cc. The artisanal welded on camshafts and the lightened gearwheels for the chain still smelt like coming from a Roman tuning shop in the late sixties.
So we took both the engine and the box out and built her a serious 1400 cc replica engine and a stand in gearbox. She now races like before.
All details on the outside were corrected. She now wears the original colored band and the correct Macciocca decals.
001909 was first bought by an Englishman who replaced the fatigue 1300 engine by a compressor driven V4. I had the chance of doing one frightening trip in her but her top speed was hindered by a faulty Bacci Romano gearbox.
Our West Coast based client ordered us to build a fresh 80 x 80 engine that now sits mated to the original 4 speed box. We think mr De Sanctis, who tuned her in the era, would have loved the performance she is now capable of.
We gave her a respray in her original color scheme and a serious rebuild of her suspension.
001909 as she looked on her first outing since many years: entering the Siena streets during the GP Nuvolari. Since then she did the Targa Florio and will do many exiting hill climbs in the future.
On July the 20st 1969 - the day Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon -she did a 1st in class win in the Sarnano-Sassotetto hil climb. The trophy she won that day is still with the car.
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