1960 Abarth 750

Record Monza

Summary

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

Description

Coys Auction - The Nürburgring

Germany

Saturday 9th August 2008 Motor Cars at 17:00
Viewing: Friday 8th August from 10:00 to 19:00
Saturday from 10:00

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

Carlo Abarth, formerly associated with Cisitalia, set up his own concern in 1950. At first he concentrated on tuning equipment for Fiat and other makes, before turning his hand in 1955 to manufacturing complete cars. 1956 saw the introduction of one of his most famous and successful models, the road/racing 750 coupe. Conceived primarily with the fiercely competitive 750cc class in mind, the car utilised mainly modified Fiat 600 components. Raising the capacity from 633cc to 747cc and changing various mechanical parts, Abarth was able to transform a relatively simple vehicle into a truly sturdy car capable of impressive speed and acceleration. Development continued at a prodigious rate, encompassing not only Abarth''s greatest forte,