1966 FIAT Abarth 695SS Assetto Corsa  Chassis no. 0927121/514 Engine no. AR100000-206
Lot 56
1966 FIAT Abarth 695SS Competition Saloon Chassis no. 0927121/514 Engine no. AR100.000-206
Sold for €20,700 (US$ 27,887) inc. premium
Lot Details
1966 FIAT Abarth 695SS Competition Saloon
Chassis no. 0927121/514
Engine no. AR100.000-206
'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. Reporting on the FIAT Abarth 695SS in its January 1967 edition, Cars & Car Conversions magazine got close to 145km/h out of the car, not bad going for a model that in standard trim would barely touch 100!

Purchased by the current owner in 1998 in Italy and brought to Denmark, this FIAT Abarth 695SS remains in the same condition as it was when acquired, having covered only some 758 kilometres since then. The car had been restored over the preceding three years by its owner at that time, a professional motor mechanic, and while in the vendor's care has been stored in a dry environment. There are five previous owners recorded in accompanying documentation. In 1998 and 2000 the Abarth participated in the 'Classic Car Cup' race in Copenhagen, Denmark and in 2001 and 2002 won the Ganloese historic hill climb, also in Denmark, with the vendor drivingOffered with valid Italian registration papers and presented in generally very good condition, the car retains its original 10" Campagnolo magnesium wheels and is equipped with safety equipment, ready to race.

Achetée par le vendeur actuel en 1998 en Italie et importée au Danemark, cette FIAT Abarth 695 SS est restée dans l'état où elle a été acquise par le propriétaire actuel après avoir parcouru seulement 758 km. La voiture avait été restaurée pendant trois ans par le propriétaire précédent, un mécanicien automobile professionnel. La documentation jointe identifie cinq propriétaires antérieurs. En 1998 et 2000, l'Abarth a participé à la Classic Car Cup à Copenhague (Danemark) et en 2001 et 2002 à la course de côte historique de Ganloese, également au Danemark, pilotée par le vendeur.

Offerte avec ses papiers italiens en cours de validité et présentée en très bon état général, la voiture qui a conservé ses roues Campagnolo de 10 pouces en alliage léger est équipée des éléments de sécurité obligatoires en compétition.

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