Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
Saturday 24th October 2009
Admission by catalogue only - admits two
Registration Number: EU registered Chassis Number: 1454504
The Abarth 750 had an illustrious racing career in a mind-boggling array of bodies, both kit and custom-made, before Carlo Abarth went to work on his next great engine. In late 1960, Fiat introduced the 600D, which increased the stock four-cylinder’s displacement to 767cc. In Abarth’s hands that number jumped up to 847cc by stretching the 600’s 60mm bore to 62.5mm and lengthening the from 63.5mm stroke to 69mm. Maximum speed rose to 87.5 mph (as fast as saloon cars with twice the engine size) and torque increased from 39.8lb/ft to 50.6lb/ft at 2,800 rpm. Designated 850 TC, for Turismo Competizione, Abarth was obliged to build 1,000 examples to meet homologation requirements to race in the Touring Competition class, the last of which was completed by the end of 1961.
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