c.1965 FIAT-Abarth 1000TC Racing Saloon  Chassis no. 1854065 Engine no. 1729655
Lot 159
c.1965 FIAT-Abarth 1000TC Racing Saloon Chassis no. 1854065 Engine no. 1729655
Sold for €11,500 (US$ 15,166) inc. premium
Auction Details
c.1965 FIAT-Abarth 1000TC Racing Saloon  Chassis no. 1854065 Engine no. 1729655 c.1965 FIAT-Abarth 1000TC Racing Saloon  Chassis no. 1854065 Engine no. 1729655 c.1965 FIAT-Abarth 1000TC Racing Saloon  Chassis no. 1854065 Engine no. 1729655 c.1965 FIAT-Abarth 1000TC Racing Saloon  Chassis no. 1854065 Engine no. 1729655
Lot Details
c.1965 FIAT-Abarth 1000TC Racing Saloon
Chassis no. 1854065
Engine no. 1729655

Footnotes

  • Cette Abarth 1000 TC a été détenue et pilotée par Peter Urfer.

    Elle a été trouvée à Berne en Suisse, dans les années 70, et achetée par le propriétaire actuel, un collectionneur d'automobiles Japonais qui l'a ramenée au Japon.

    L'Abarth a été restaurée et exposée au 'Kawaguchiko Motor Museum' pendant 20 ans.

    Nous avons été informés que les étriers de freins avant et le filtre à air manquent.

    Bien qu'ayant toujours été un véhicule d'exposition, nous recommandons à son acheteur de faire effectuer une révision de la voiture avant toute utilisation.



    'The performance of FIAT engines, as modified by Carlo Abarth, has for long been held to verge on the supernatural.' – John Bolster, Autosport magazine.

    After leaving Cisitalia in 1948, Abarth set up as an independent in Turin, the home of the Italian auto industry. From producing induction and exhaust systems, Abarth branched out into selling performance kits for - mainly FIAT - production cars, later building a highly successful series of sports prototypes and limited-series production cars.

    Possibly the best known of all Abarth's creations are the series of high-performance adaptations of the FIAT 600 saloon, whose giant-killing exploits were one of the most entertaining aspects of saloon car racing in the 1960s.

    In creating his 'TC' (Turismo Competizione) racers, Abarth stretched FIAT's 'D'-block, four-cylinder, overhead-valve engine to 750, 850 and finally 1,000cc. Quoted maximum power output for the 1965 Abarth 1000TC in Group 2 specification was 85bhp (DIN) at 8,000rpm, a quite exceptional output for a production-based pushrod engine of this capacity. Ed Swart, Giancarlo Baghetti, Willi Kauhsen and 'Pam' all claimed European Touring Car Championships for Abarth during the Sixties decade, underling the Italian manufacturer's almost total dominance of small-capacity saloon car racing.

    Previously owned and raced by Peter Urfer, this particular 1000TC was found in Berne, Switzerland in the late 1970s and purchased by the current owner, an automobile collector, who took the car home with him when he returned to Japan.

    The Abarth was rebuilt and after completion was displayed at the Kawaguchiko Motor Musem for 20 years. However, we are advised that the front brake calipers and air cleaner are missing, and in view of the car primarily being a static exhibit museum we suggest it requires re-commissioning prior to road use.

Saleroom notices

  • We are unable to verify the originality of this lot. The motorcar is sold as seen. Nous ne sommes pas en mesure de confirmer l'originalite de ce lot. L'automobile est vendue en l'etat.
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