From the Maranello Rosso Collection and considered to be ,circa 1977 Abarth 'SE025FL' Experimental Formule Libre Racing/Hill-Climbing Single-Seater  Chassis no. 025/0128
Lot 108
circa 1977 Abarth 'SE025FL' Experimental Formule Libre Racing/Hill-Climbing Single-Seater
Chassis no. 025/0128
Sold for €39,100 (US$ 46,005) inc. premium

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From the Maranello Rosso Collection and considered to be ,circa 1977 Abarth 'SE025FL' Experimental Formule Libre Racing/Hill-Climbing Single-Seater  Chassis no. 025/0128 From the Maranello Rosso Collection and considered to be ,circa 1977 Abarth 'SE025FL' Experimental Formule Libre Racing/Hill-Climbing Single-Seater  Chassis no. 025/0128 From the Maranello Rosso Collection and considered to be ,circa 1977 Abarth 'SE025FL' Experimental Formule Libre Racing/Hill-Climbing Single-Seater  Chassis no. 025/0128 From the Maranello Rosso Collection and considered to be ,circa 1977 Abarth 'SE025FL' Experimental Formule Libre Racing/Hill-Climbing Single-Seater  Chassis no. 025/0128 From the Maranello Rosso Collection and considered to be ,circa 1977 Abarth 'SE025FL' Experimental Formule Libre Racing/Hill-Climbing Single-Seater  Chassis no. 025/0128 From the Maranello Rosso Collection and considered to be ,circa 1977 Abarth 'SE025FL' Experimental Formule Libre Racing/Hill-Climbing Single-Seater  Chassis no. 025/0128 From the Maranello Rosso Collection and considered to be ,circa 1977 Abarth 'SE025FL' Experimental Formule Libre Racing/Hill-Climbing Single-Seater  Chassis no. 025/0128
From the Maranello Rosso Collection and considered to be
circa 1977 Abarth 'SE025FL' Experimental Formule Libre Racing/Hill-Climbing Single-Seater
Chassis no. 025/0128
In 1972, Abarth & C's extremely capable chief designer, Mario Colucci developed another single-seater racing car chassis from his Formula Italia concept. This was the larger-engined Fiat-Abarth Formule Libre, which was to be powered by the Fiat 124 Rallye Spider 4-cylinder 1756cc engine, more highly-tuned than in rally configuration to develop as much as 170bhp at a lusty 6,200rpm.

As with the Formula Italia SE025 cars themselves, this new Formule Libre design employed the Lancia Fulvia five-speed transaxle gearbox. It appears that one car was built as an experimental prototype, and it was equipped with both large nose wings on each side and a rear wing extending laterally to the inner tyre sidewalls on each side, and mounted upon medium-height struts behind the engine bay.

It employed more robust suspension components, uprights, bigger wheels and tyres etc than the basic schoolroom class Formula Italia model from which it had been derived, and it is offered here as a most interesting and entirely distinctive competition car, still of undoubted sprint, hill-climb and track-day potential. The car appears to be complete, and has been preserved for many years on display in the legendary Maranello Rosso Collection museum in San Marino. As with all cars that we offer from long-term museum display, we advise expert inspection and preparation before a new owner attempts to run this car.

En 1972, le talentueux ingénieur-concepteur d'Abarth, Mario Colucci, conçut un autre châssis monoplace de compétition à partir de son concept de Formula Italia. Il s'agissait d'une version équipée du plus gros moteur de la Formule libre Fiat-Abarth, le 4 cylindres 1756 cm3 du spider Fiat 124 Rallye, plus puissant que la version rallye, développant 170 ch à 6 200 tr/min.

Comme les SE025 de la Formula Italia, ce nouveau concept de Formule libre utilisait la boîte de vitesse transaxle à cinq rapports de la Lancia Fulvia. Il semble qu'une seule voiture fut construite comme prototype expérimental, équipée avec les deux ailes à grosse ouïe de chaque côté et un large aileron arrière d'étendant jusqu'au bord intérieur des roues de chaque côté et monté sur un support de hauteur moyenne juste derrière le moteur.

Elle recevait des éléments de suspension plus robustes, des roues et des pneus de plus grande dimension que ceux des Formula Italia de base dont elle était dérivée, et elle se présente ici comme une voiture de compétition particulièrement intéressante et particulière, avec tout son potentiel pour les grands prix, les courses de côte ou le circuit.
Cette voiture, qui semble complète, a été conservée pendant de nombreuses années dans la mythique collection Maranello Rosso au musée de Falciano, à San Marin. Comme toutes les voitures ayant été exposées pendant de nombreuses années dans un musée que nous proposons, nous conseillons une inspection par un expert et une préparation avant que le nouveau propriétaire ne fasse usage de la voiture.
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