Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1969
  • Mileage 
    24 000 km / 14 913 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    1000GC * 025953
  • Engine number 
    202B
  • Lot number 
    31
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

• Only 24,566 km indicated on speedometer
• Completely restored
• Interior preserved
• Original red bodywork
• Skai Blue interior
• Engine totally restored to original condition
• Suspension totally restored to original condition
• Brakes totally restored to original condition
• Original technical manuals

In 1964 a new super sports car from Abarth came onto the market, the 1000 OT (Omologata Turismo), derived from the Fiat 850 coupé. It featured a new version of the classic 982cc single-shaft engine. The radial head was entirely designed and built by Abarth, the valves were V-shaped and arranged on perpendicular axes. The combustion chamber was formed by two hemispherical caps, the smaller of which housed the intake valve and the larger the exhaust valve. Aesthetically, the sober and balanced lines were maintained, designed by Dante Giacosa, who managed to achieve an elegant and sporty appearance. The red band on the front of the car was added as well as the Abarth badges and logos. Particular attention was paid to the interior, with wood trim on the dashboard, a racing-type instrument panel with two large-diameter roundels that recalled that of the Ferrari cars of the 1950s and sports-type seats.
The wonderful example we are offering at auction is one of the few Abarth 1000 OTs still in perfect condition. The car has been meticulously restored in every aspect. The restoration lasted about two years and ended about 2 months ago, and has covered the entire body that has been stripped of paint controlled and repainted in its original red, the suspension has been restored in every aspect and in every order (rubber, rods, shock absorbers, brakes, arms, etc. ...) The engine was disassembled in its entirety, checked, cleaned and reassembled as originally (and works perfectly). To date it has travelled only 400 km since it was restored. The car is equipped with all its original documentation and is registered with the ASI historic register. The car will be auctioned at Milano AutoClassica 2021 in extraordinary condition.