Vincenzo Marciano was born in Torella dei Lombardi, a very small town in Southern Italy, close to Avellino. His father was a farmer and soon Vincenzo moved to Tuscany, following his family. After primary school and a short work training, Vincenzo started working for Pistoni Asso creating engine parts for bikes and cars with a dream in his mind: drive a proper race car on Cerrina race track, once ancient Turin’s airport. Without much money to buy one, he began to assembly one himself, starting from a 1.3-L Alfa Romeo engine. It’s 1969: three years later, his Cerrina was ready. Meanwhile, Cerrina track got closed and Vincenzo quitted his role after seven years. He then moved severals jobs within the car industry around Ponsacco, not far from Pisa, half an hour distance from the village where a man called Leonardo Da Vinci was born. Coincidences, maybe. In his space he started to restore classic cars – mostly Bizzarrinis and Ferraris – for collectors, while building amazingly perfect replicas for special customers. One day he found a crashed Alfa Romeo Montreal. He kept engine + powertrain and built a tubular frame for them. He drew and modeled the body keeping in mind his fav GT cars of all times: Ferrari Dino 206 SP and 250 GTO, Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale and Giulia TZ. He built the suspensions by himself. Windscreen is from a Ferrari 250 LM and lights from a GTO, the 13” magnesium wheels are from Alfa 33 Stradale, differential from a Jaguar E-Type.
The Marciano 268A is ready: 2.6-L V8, Anteriore (front) upgraded with four double Weber 40 DCNF, unleashing 240hp @ 8,000rpm
Lenght: 4100mm, Width: 1750mm, Weight: 750kg.
Due to his restoring job, it took almost 20 years for Vincenzo to finish his own one-off, own named, taylor-made, granturismo personal masterpiece of a car. The 268A has been rarely shown until now, but we will give you the chance to see it very soon.
Text By _Federico Fabbri