Antonio Pucci (racing driver)

Baron Antonio Pucci (* 1923 in Palermo, † 15 July 2009) was an Italian race car driver and 1964 winner of the endurance race Targa Florio in Sicily.

The Sicilian baron, who had made in the early 1960s as an amateur sports car racer a name, was appointed in 1964 by Huschke von Hanstein for the Targa Florio as a works driver in the Porsche team. 1959, von Hanstein, at this time racing driver, the class of the great touring cars won in this road race. In the overall standings that was after more than eleven hours of driving, the third overall. Pucci drove together with Colin Davis a Porsche 904 GTS. After the failure of the past in the lead Ferrari 250 GTO by Jean Guichet and Carlo Facetti Pucci took over the lead in the sixth round. Only his compatriot Nino Vaccarella was with the pitfalls of the Sicilian mountain roads like we trusted it. Pucci knew every dangerous spot and brought the Porsche safely and quickly as leaders home. He was by Francesco Ciuppa 1909 and Constantino magistri 1936, the third Sicilians, who won this race.

In 1965, again as a Porsche factory driver, he was together with Günter Klass and fifth in 1966 with Vincenzo Arena in a Porsche 906 third in the overall standings.

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