1959 Abarth 750

Bialbero Record Monza

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1959
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • 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.

In October 1958, Abarth introduced a flagship GT car that heralded the arrival of a new twin camshaft 'Bialbero' engine. Known as Record Monza, it was also significant for being the last collaboration between Abarth and Zagato of Milan. The twin camshaft cylinder head was designed by Gioachino Colombo and featured hemispherical combustion chambers that allowed the use of high-domed pistons. This was fitted to a Fiat 600 block bored out to 747cc and equipped with all the usual Abarth modifications; special camshafts, cylinder head, valves, manifolds, carburettors and exhaust manifold and system. It transformed the humble 22bhp orig