1960 Abarth 1000

Sport Barchetta

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1960
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Légende et Passion

Espace Fontvielle
Monaco

On View:
Friday 9th May 2008 12:00 - 19:00
Saturday 10th May 2008 from 10:00

Sale:

Saturday 10th May 2008
Collectors' Items 14.30
Motor Cars at 15.00

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

Like the previous Abarth 1000 racers, the Barchetta Sport used the familiar twin-cam 1000cc engine that was derived from Fiat 600D and radically tuned to produce 105 bhp. It was placed in a low tube-frame chassis that reflected the same construction techniques engineer Mario Colucci used for Abarth's earlier tube-frame racing cars. This engine was mounted infront of the rear axle and supported by a complex chassis. The resulting body was a dramatically low, distinguished by its flattened profile and wrap-around Perspex windscreen. It was made from fiberglass and both front and rear sections could be flipped open for easy access to