1920 the brothers Domenico and Attilio Giannini opened an
Itala dealership. Soon afterwards they began preparing and
modifying the cars for competition use, including entry to the
Mille Miglia where one of their cars achieved a class win in
business expanded when the Topolino arrived on the scene, and
in 1938 they set numerous world records with a rebodied (single
seater) 500, powered by a 499cc engine with a Siata
cylinder head. Following the second world war Giannini
continued to develop the small Fiat engines, especially the OHV
unit from the 500B. They then went on to develop their own
engines, first the G1, a sohc 660cc and later the G2 which was
a dohc 750cc.
the same time as these engines were developed, Attilio joined
with Berardo Taraschi to form a new company, called Giaur.
The aim was to build sportscars, using the Giannini
engines, and the resulting cars achieved great successes.
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Giannini Sport Roma Collection (photo courtesy of the Mitichi
(photo courtesy of VeloceToday.com)
Giannini 750 Sport
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