1956 Abarth 750 Allemano Spyder  Chassis no. 640586 Engine no. 699300

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Lot 142
1956 Abarth 750 Allemano Spyder
Chassis no. 640586 Engine no. 699300

Sold for € 69,000 (US$ 76,693) inc. premium
1956 Abarth 750 Allemano Spyder
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Allemano

Chassis no. 640586
Engine no. 699300

Footnotes

  • Peinte en bleu métallisé avec l'intérieur couleur magnolia et une capote noire, cette Abarth 750 est carrossée en spyder par Allemano.

    Fondée à Turin en 1928 par Serafino Allemano, cette société spécialisée à l'origine dans la réparation de voitures, se consacra à partir du milieu des années 30 dans la conception de carrosseries.

    Entièrement restaurée et en excellent état, cette voiture possède son moteur d'origine. Elle faisait auparavant partie de la collection d'un amateur Italien d'Abarth.

    La voiture est vendue avec un certificat de datation au carbone, attestant l'originalité de la carrosserie et du châssis, des ses anciens papiers d'immatriculation Italiens et l'actuel titre anglais V5.

    Cette rare et très belle Abarth est éligible à une grande variété d'événements historiques.



    An innovative concern with a sporting pedigree second to none, Abarth branched out from producing induction and exhaust systems into selling performance kits for - mainly FIAT - production cars, later building a succession of aerodynamically stylish sports prototypes and limited-series production cars, many of which were produced in conjunction with coachbuilders such as Zagato and Allemano.

    One of Carlo Abarth's most successful series of GT cars was based on the FIAT 600 - the 750 - appearing in 1956. Although the 750 was production based the customer had such freedom of choice, including engine specification, that it is rare to find two identical cars. The 600 chassis required little modification apart from changing spring rates and up-rating the front brakes to twin-leading-shoe operation, and coped remarkably well with the Abarth's greatly increased performance. The latter was achieved by boring and stroking the 600's 633cc four-cylinder engine to 747cc and modifying or replacing just about every other component, the result being an increase in maximum power from 23bhp at 4,000rpm to 44bhp at 6,000 revs. Tested by The Autocar magazine in 1958, the Abarth 750 GT scorched through the standing quarter-mile in 20 seconds on its way to maximum speed of 95mph, outstanding figures for such a small-engined car.

    The racing heritage of the marque is legendary and Abarth's diminutive motor cars were soon dominating the small-capacity classes in international GT racing. Indeed, in North American SCCA events the 1.0-litre Abarth was obliged to compete against rivals displacing up to 3.8 litres and still proved capable of winning!

    Finished in the very Cote d'Azur colour scheme of azzuro metallizzato and cream interior with blue piping and black hood, the Abarth 750 offered here wears chic but sporting lightweight aluminium spyder coachwork by Carrozzeria Allemano. The latter had been founded in Turin in 1928 by Serafino Allemano, specialising at first in the repair of cars before switching exclusively to design work in the mid-1930s. After WW2 Serafino's nephew, Mario joined the firm, which by 1950 had become renowned for its championing of modern, forward-looking styling themes typical of the 'Jet Age'. Fully restored and presented in excellent condition in every respect, this matching-numbers car previously formed part of a well-known Italian Abarth collection and comes complete with documentation which includes previous Italian registration papers, plus current UK V5 document and MOT. Exquisite style from an Italian marque whose small-capacity GT cars are so coveted, this rare 750 Allemano spyder stands out from the crowd and is eligible for a wide variety of historic events.
1956 Abarth 750 Allemano Spyder  Chassis no. 640586 Engine no. 699300
1956 Abarth 750 Allemano Spyder  Chassis no. 640586 Engine no. 699300
1956 Abarth 750 Allemano Spyder  Chassis no. 640586 Engine no. 699300
1956 Abarth 750 Allemano Spyder  Chassis no. 640586 Engine no. 699300
1956 Abarth 750 Allemano Spyder  Chassis no. 640586 Engine no. 699300
1956 Abarth 750 Allemano Spyder  Chassis no. 640586 Engine no. 699300
1956 Abarth 750 Allemano Spyder  Chassis no. 640586 Engine no. 699300
1956 Abarth 750 Allemano Spyder  Chassis no. 640586 Engine no. 699300
1956 Abarth 750 Allemano Spyder  Chassis no. 640586 Engine no. 699300
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