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Moretti Race Cars

Moretti Race Cars
Moretti Race Cars
Moretti Race Cars photographed by Douglas at the 2010 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.

Moretti Race Cars

1956 Moretti 1500 Sports Twin Plug Racecar
Starting in 1949 and continuing through 1957, Moretti cars have a long and exciting history of participation in the Mille Miglia. This car, A Moretti 1500 Freccia d'Oro, is powered by a Moretti designed and built 1500cc, four-cylinder, twin cam, twin plug, twin carburetor and twin distributor motor. It has both body and tubular chassis by Moretti. The four-speed transmission is a Fiat 1100. This car was one of three ordered and built in 1955-56 by Moretti for the 1500cc class by an Argentinean group who wanted to compete against the Maserati 150S and OSCA 1500, among others. This is the 3rd car built; #001 went to Argentina and was never paid for, but crash/destroyed; #002 and #003 were bought by the Trustee for Moretti's bankruptcy as an independent constructor in the 1960s. Moretti aurvived several more years as a carrozzeria or body designer/coachbuilder, mostly for Fiat.

This Moretti is the only one known to exist and is in mostly original condition. It does have new paint and an engine rebuild.

Photo By: Douglas Wilkinson
Date: March 14, 2010
Location: Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, Amelia Island, Florida

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