Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1970
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • 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.

Carl Abarth was a friend of Dr Ferdinand Porsche, and his son Ferry, and he joined the Porsche design studio when it was working on the Cisitalia Grand Prix project. Abarth, an Austrian ex-motor cyclist (five times Champion of Europe) had settled in Italy before the war so he was the natural choice to liaise between Porsche and Cisitalia.

When the Cisitalia project fell apart, and its patron left Italy, one of the drivers persuaded his father to buy the remaining stock of sports car components and set Abarth up in business. At first he concentrated on tuning equipment for Fiat and other makes, before turning his hand i