Sun Aug 25 2013 16:54:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Here’s one of the most storied haulers in motorsport—in fact, it’s the same 1959 Fiat truck in the lead photo at the top of this story. Originally built for Lance Reventlow’s Scarab operation (as shown here), the Bartoletti-bodied rig was then sold to Lotus, and then to Carroll Shelby’s Cobra outfit in Europe, which added a third axle. The transporter went through several more racing teams, was used in the film LeMans, and spent a decade or two parked in the Arizona desert before it was restored to its current pristine condition by California collector Don Orosco.
Here’s the same Fiat-Bartoletti double decker rig when it was operated by the Ford-backed Alan Mann team based in Byfleet, Surrey, England. If those ramps could talk.