1971 ABARTH 1300 SCORPIONE

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Lot 46
1970 ABARTH 1300 Scorpione SS
Sold for US$ 116,600 inc. premium

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1970 ABARTH 1300 Scorpione SS
Coachwork by Francis Lombardi

Chassis no. 104S1287292067
Engine no. 0655019 204

1,280cc OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
2 Twin Weber Carburetors
100bhp at 6,200rpm
4-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*One of just a handful of Abarth Scorpione SS models produced
*Exquisite restoration by renowned Bay Area restorers 'The Pit Stop'
*Powerful and rare Etceterini
*Shown at Concorso Italiano and Hillsborough Concours d'Elegance


THE ABARTH SCORPIONE

From 1968 to 1972, the Carrozzeria Francis Lombardi Company of Vercelli, Italy produced a small, rear-engine sports car based upon the Fiat 850. Its rather attractive, streamlined coachwork was styled in-house by Giuseppe Rinaldi and marketed as the OTAS 820, the Giannini, and as the Abarth Grand Prix and Scorpione during its production life.

Its public debut was made at the Geneva Auto Salon in March of 1968. Its shapely good looks – with its electrically raised and lowered headlights – attracted much favorable comment. The Abarth 1300 Scorpione however would soon prove to be Abarth's last independently developed car.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Believed to be one of just a handful of Abarth Scorpione SS models produced, this stellar example was delivered new to the Netherlands, to a Mr. Ed Swort who had intended to race the car, but sold it soon after taking delivery due to the rumors of Abarth selling out to FIAT, thereby losing its factory race support. The car relocated to neighboring Belgium where it was later owned by a Mr. Guy Moerenhout. Mr. Moerenhout displayed the Scorpione SS in his renowned Abarth museum until the mid-1990s, until being sold to its previous owner Mr. Hans de Bekker of the Netherlands. The consignor, a renowned Bay Area restorer and enthusiast, purchased the car from de Bekker in the early 2000s.

In the current consignor's care, the Scorpione SS has been treated to a decade-long, nut and bolt restoration. Every aspect of the car has been addressed, with the livery changed from red to silver over black. In concours condition throughout, this Abarth has been shown at the 2015 Concorso Italiano, and most recently the 2016 Hillsborough Concours d'Elegance where it earned an award for Second in Class. Offered with a large history file and its tool kit, this rare and powerful Abarth 1300 Scorpione SS is ready for further concours outings or high-speed rallies such as the Copperstate 1000.
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