1965 Abarth OT 1300

Ex Targa Florio

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1965
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • 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 1965 Abarth homologated a new car to compete in the FIA Division 1. That car was the 1300 OT, standing for omologato turismo, and was Abarth's replacement for the Abarth Simca 1300. While the latter had been built on a Simca 1000 platform chassis, the new car was based on a Fiat 850 floorpan, which was nearly identical, the Simca being a rejected Fiat design. Like its predecessor, the 1300 OT had suspension comprising a transverse leaf spring, hydraulic dampers and upper wishbones at the front and semi-trailing arms with coil springs and telescopic dampers at the rear. Also similar to its predecessor was the rear-mounted, five