Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1969
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    White
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
Padova Fiera
Padova, Italy

Italy

Saturday 25th October 2008

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

Abarth began in business, like so many other motoring concerns in post-war Italy, modifying small capacity cars from Fiat. When the latter introduced the Nuova 500, and then the 600, Abarth suddenly had a mass produced basis on which to build giant-killing racing cars. This sealed Carlo Abarth''s future and his firm went from strength to strength, going on to win more races than any other manufacturer, some 7,000 in total, in addition to five world and 113 international speed records. In all the categories contested Abarth was virtually unbeatable, even by larger engined race cars, and the firm won six successive World Manufacturers Championship titles in the mid-1960s, along with the European Mountain Climb Championship and numerous other titles. It is no surprise, then, to learn that Carlo Abar