1972 Fiat Abarth 595 SS Replica
Lot 154
1971 FIAT Abarth 595SS Replica Sports Saloon, Chassis no. 110F 2886385 Engine no. 126A 4047981
Sold for £10,350 (US$ 16,563) inc. premium

Lot Details
1972 Fiat Abarth 595 SS Replica 1972 Fiat Abarth 595 SS Replica 1972 Fiat Abarth 595 SS Replica 1972 Fiat Abarth 595 SS Replica 1972 Fiat Abarth 595 SS Replica 1972 Fiat Abarth 595 SS Replica 1972 Fiat Abarth 595 SS Replica 1972 Fiat Abarth 595 SS Replica 1972 Fiat Abarth 595 SS Replica 1972 Fiat Abarth 595 SS Replica 1972 Fiat Abarth 595 SS Replica
1971 FIAT Abarth 595SS Replica Sports Saloon

Chassis no. 110F 2886385
Engine no. 126A 4047981

Footnotes

  • '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, Austrian-born engineer Carlo 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 aerodynamically-stylish sports prototypes and limited-series production cars. An innovative concern with a sporting pedigree second-to-none, Abarth was taken over by FIAT in 1972.

    With their FIAT 500-based 595, Abarth adopted the most cost-effective method of coaxing greater power from a small engine, a new big-bore cylinder block boosting the previously 499cc air-cooled twin to 593cc. Higher-compression pistons, reworked inlet ports, a special camshaft and exhaust system, and a larger carburettor helped raise power from 22 to 30bhp, though the biggest gain was in mid-range torque. Abarth's conversion halved the standard car's acceleration times and endowed the 595 with a top speed of more than 75mph (120km/h). Lowered suspension and wider wheels and tyres helped the baby FIAT utilise the increased performance. Those still not satisfied could opt for the 595SS (Sprint Speciale), with 34bhp on tap and an 80mph (130km/h) top speed.

    This 595SS Replica has been prepared by the Italian Abarth and Giannini specialist, Lorenzo Laura of AutoMotoSport in Rome. The engine is based on a FIAT 126 unit and incorporates numerous Abarth components. Described by the vendor as in generally very good condition, the car is offered with Italian libretto and Certificato di Proprieta.

Saleroom notices

  • This vehicle has a broken universal joint.
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