2010 Fiat 500
Year of manufacture2010
Chassis numberZFA312000 00438767
2010 FIAT 500 Abarth R3T Rally Car
Chassis no. ZFA312000 00438767
The company founded by Carlo Abarth had first come to prominence in the 1960s as manufacturer of a series of giant-killing competition cars based on the diminutive FIAT Nuova 500, so it was inevitable that when the 21st Century version came along there would be an Abarth variant. In fact, since the current FIAT 500's arrival in 2007, coincidentally with the hitherto moribund Abarth brand's revival, there have been numerous Abarth-badged models, all offering improved performance and special styling features.
Offered here is an example of the FIAT 500 Abarth R3T competition version, which was introduced at the 51st Sanremo Rally. According to the manufacturer: "The Abarth 500 power unit features 1368 cm³ with a Garret GT 1446 fixed geometry turbocharger capable of delivering a power of 180 HP (132 kW) at 5500 rpm. The gearbox is sequential, front meshing with 6 speeds and includes a multi-plate self-locking differential, twin-plate clutch and specific driveshafts. The 7" x 17" OZ asphalt rims are designed for 19/62-17 tyres. The Brembo brakes are all disc, ventilated at the front with 4 callipers, solid disc at the rear with brake distributor and governor. The handbrake is hydraulic. The Abarth 500 is equipped with a special welded roll-bar integral with the body, the required safety devices and FIA type-approved seats with seat belts with 6 anchorage points. The weight is the lowest set by the regulations for this category: 1080 kg unladen."
Purchased by the vendor in 2015 for his exclusive private collection in Germany, this stunning rally car is certainly not for the faint-hearted. Indeed, this is a serious rally or track machine that will certainly put a smile on the face of the driver and his or her passenger. The car comes complete with a Certificate of Conformity issued by Abarth (although for a 99 kW engine); invoice for a competition engine from 2011 with the code 'ABA 5738660'; cancelled Italian registration documents; and a duplicate Italian CSAI passport from 2011. An independent specialist's report from 2015 (since when the car has seen minimal use) rates its condition as being 'good all round' (2).