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Bologna-based engineer Aldo Faccioli started out in 1947 when his OSFA workshop (Officina Specializza Faccioli Aldo) designed, developed and built 750cc specials based on the FIAT 500 chassis fitted with the Lancia Ardea engine. The subsequently named OSFA/Lancia spider achieved numerous top-five finishes throughout the 1950s. In 1960, racing driver Massimo Bondi commissioned Faccioli to build a car to compete in the increasingly popular Formula Junior series. The result was one of the first mid-engined Formula Juniors to come from Italy, its pleasing lines echoing those of a Maserati 250F. The Faccioli was powered by a tuned FIAT 1100/103 engine and used a modified FIAT 600 four-speed gearbox.
1960 Faccioli Tipo BF Formula Junior Monoposto
Records show that the Faccioli Tipo BF (Bondi/Faccioli) was competitive and results sheets indicate that the car was driven in many Italian races by 'Cesare'. The only one of its kind ever made, the Faccioli was also driven by Anzio Zucchi, a well-known team driver for Alfa Romeo and Abarth. Mr Zucchi achieved 1st in class in the car at the 1961 Predappio Della Rocca Camminate race which is mentioned on page 167 of the book 'Formula Junior' by Luigi Orsini and for which Mr Zucchi has provided the current owner with some lovely photographs of his drive and win.
Commencing in the late 1970s the Faccioli was exhibited at the Monza Museum for some nine years and while there was incorrectly described as the only rear-engined Bandini. It seems the designation 'BF' caused the confusion; however, both Dr Dino Bandini (nephew of Ilario and owner of the Bandini Collection) and Anzio Zucchi have confirmed this was an error and attested in writing to the car's true origins as a Bondi/Faccioli rather than a Bandini/Faccioli. Source
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