CORRECT RACES ATTRIBUTION & FAMILY ALBUM
October 3, 2016
It was believed that the 1948 Fiat Zanussi Fontebasso Sport (Carrozzeria Vendrame), chassis no. 5500748, had raced at least one Mille Miglia, the 1949 edition with race number 252.
The research, in this case, found itself faced with a delicate situation; after careful evaluations, in the absence of feedback, it was decided not to validate participation in the Mille Miglia. It was concluded that there were three specimens with different plates and the specimen of the red arrow was different. The use of OCR in massive quantities, thanks to renewed devices, the incorporation of the archives have allowed us to arrive at the attribution of the trips, also thanks to the new AI technologies. However, there were other positive results: participation in two Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti was discovered and validated, accompanying it with photos and videos. Rare and interesting are also the found photos of the family, before they emigrated.
1948 Fiat Zanussi Fontebasso Sport
- Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Vendrame
- Chassis n°: 5500748
- Engine n°: 100AN15490
Built on a Fiat 500 B chassis by Fioravante Zanussi in 1948. It is the only uprated by Antonio Fontebasso and raced the Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti in 1949.