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This one-off Formula Junior car was built in 1958 by Renato Cazzulani, a mechanic of Juan Manuel Fangio at Maserati. PLW stands for Pietri, Lina and Walter, the names of Cazzulani's three children. It was powered by a 1100cc Fiat OHV engine, and was raced 3 times by Giuseppe Crespi.

ChassisTubular steel spaceframe
BodyAluminium panels
ModelFiat 103 number 3996
Type4-cylinder OHV, 2VPC
Capacity1099 cc
Bore x Stroke68.0 x 75.0 mm
CarburettorsTwin horizontal-draft Weber 40DCO28F
Max Power90 HP @ 7000 rpm
Gearbox4-speed + reverse Fiat type 1035
ClutchSingle dry-plate
Front SuspensionIndependent, torsion bars
Rear SuspensionRigid axle (10X43), torsion bars
Front and rear brakesHydraulically operated with finned aluminium drums
Front and rear wheelsBorrani wire
Front tyresKléber CI 145 x 13
Rear tyresKléber CI 155 x 14
Wheelbase2120 mm
Front track1220 mm
Rear track1200 mm
Weight418 kg
Top Speed185 km/h

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