Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1967
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • 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.

Carlo Abarth, formerly associated with Cisitalia, launched out on his own in 1950. At first he concentrated on tuning equipment for Fiat and other makes, before turning his hand in 1955 to manufacturing complete cars. In the 1960s, Abarth was successful in hillclimbing and sports car racing, mainly in classes from 850cc up to 2000cc. As the 1960s drew to a close Carlo Abarth began to bow to pressure from his head of design, Mario Colucci, who insisted that the way forward in racing car design was the mid-engined configuration, not Abarth's favoured rear engine layout. A number of sports racing prototypes were built to this design,