1957 Abarth 750

750 Zagato

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1957
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    222623
  • Lot number 
    204
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Fuel type 
    Other

Description

Italian title

- Beautiful restoration
- Race history
- Rare European version

These nice berlinettas were made in 2 different series; the more luxurious variant for the US market also called series 2 and a stripped down model with lower, uncovered headlamps and smaller taillights for the domestic Italian market later called the series 1.
Chassis Number 222623 is one of these 1st series car made for the domestic Italian market having the above mentioned specifics and the rare Borrani bi-metal wheels. The car left the Zagato plant on the 17th of January 1957 as the 17th car made out of 21 cars and was first registered in March 1957. The first owner and second owners raced the car extensively on the hill climb circuit amongst others the Trieste-Opecina and the Monte Erice hill climb 1957-1960.
Today, the car has been immaculately restored and all photographs of every part of the restoration are available. A particular care has been given to re-creating the original color scheme. The interior color has been re-created through traces of the original paint before the restoration. The owners have also done extensive researches on the car and found most of its race history. The original engine was replaced in 1960 by an 850 ex. works Abarth unit due to racing regulation changes in Italy as the 750 category was cancelled. The original matching number engine does come with the car.
Rarely does one even get to see a European version of the 750 Zagato but to find one with this splendid color combination together with a full restoration and a superb race history must be very unusual and it will unlikely happen for a long time. Truly an opportunity not to be missed.