Ok, since no car passes unnoticed on ALFABB, here is another good guy ready to save a car: me!
We (my father and me) bought the car in may, and now we started to make an assesment on the work needed.
The chassis number is dated around the 3rd quarter of 1955; engine and chassis numbers match with the title ("libretto").
The car was sold new around Trieste in 1956, then it came to naples (1957) when it had a new plate, and there in Naples the car remained til now. The last time it was run was in 1986. Two owners (except me) from new, the last one for about 40 years.
1955 is also confirmed also by side glasses (marked 1955). The rear window is made of perspex, the body of aluminium.
The original colour of the car could be seen from the dash, it's a medium blue, something around Porsche Adria Blue and Lancia Blue Davis.
The FIAT/Giannini badge is the same pictured on a period advertising scanned from a 1955 Torino Motori (thanks to John de Boer):
The car has the same Boano badge of the same period Abarths built by Boano as well:
I think this is one of the most unknown coachbuilt 1100 Fiat of all times.
I found some traces of the Giannini/Boano coupè in few rows of an article about the 1956 Salone di Torino of 1956 Auto Italiana magazine.
The only period photo (apart of advertisings) found about a sister of my car is this one (thanks to Forum-Auto):
"Targa Florio 1959 - Fiat 1100 coupè Boano , Carlo Bartoccelli - Giuseppe Parla - Salvatore Panepinto , 15°assoluti, 8°categoria gran turismo, 4°classe da 751 a 1300 cc."
I'd be glad to know that there's another car like this somewhere, to have a confrontation. As far as i know, this is the last survivor.
Now engine and gearbox have been disassembled, just in time to check the high-compression pistons:
(dad, i told you not to make photos with that i-Phone)
The guy at the shop told me that the crankshaft was lathed at least two times, this car was exploited for sure.
Since nothing is more important than dispensable things, i started the restoration buying a NOS Franco Conti steering wheel (check out the price tag string still in its place)
More to come....