<b>c.1959 Fiat-Abarth 750 Record Monza</b><br />Chassis no. 676193<br />Engine no. 751536

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Lot 134
c.1959 Fiat-Abarth 750 Record Monza
Coachwork by Zagato

Sold for US$ 33,600 inc. premium
c.1959 Fiat-Abarth 750 Record Monza
Coachwork by Zagato

Chassis no. 676193
Engine no. 751536

747 cc 4-Cylinder Pushrod Engine
Single Two-Barrel Carburetor
43bhp at 6,000rpm
4-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Classic Zagato bodied sports car
*A model with great racing pedigree
*Barn find in running condition


CARROZZERIA ZAGATO

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 Carrozzeria Zagato.

One of Carlo Abarth's most successful series of GT cars was based on the FIAT 600, the first of these handsome little Zagato-bodied coupés - 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 was used with scant modification apart from changing spring rates and up-rating the front brakes to twin-leading-shoe operation, yet despite this apparent handicap 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.

The next stage of development saw the 750 equipped with an Abarth-designed double-overhead-camshaft cylinder head that helped liberate 47bhp from the tiny engine, models thus equipped being dubbed 'Bialbero' (Twin-cam). Abarth's diminutive coupés 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!

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This highly original and complete Fiat-Zagato sports car is a recent barn discovery by Chasing Classic Cars star Wayne Carrini. The discovery of this remarkable triple Abarth collection is featured in a current season episode. Offered now in running condition, the Abarth will require either a restoration or careful recommissioning before regular use. The car is highly complete and appears quite sound.

This is a fairly straightforward car to get back to road condition thanks to its simple mechanicals and largely aluminum construction. Once back in action, it will reward its owner with a very fun to drive car eligible for many exclusive events.
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<b>c.1959 Fiat-Abarth 750 Record Monza</b><br />Chassis no. 676193<br />Engine no. 751536
<b>c.1959 Fiat-Abarth 750 Record Monza</b><br />Chassis no. 676193<br />Engine no. 751536
<b>c.1959 Fiat-Abarth 750 Record Monza</b><br />Chassis no. 676193<br />Engine no. 751536
<b>c.1959 Fiat-Abarth 750 Record Monza</b><br />Chassis no. 676193<br />Engine no. 751536
<b>c.1959 Fiat-Abarth 750 Record Monza</b><br />Chassis no. 676193<br />Engine no. 751536
<b>c.1959 Fiat-Abarth 750 Record Monza</b><br />Chassis no. 676193<br />Engine no. 751536
<b>c.1959 Fiat-Abarth 750 Record Monza</b><br />Chassis no. 676193<br />Engine no. 751536
<b>c.1959 Fiat-Abarth 750 Record Monza</b><br />Chassis no. 676193<br />Engine no. 751536
<b>c.1959 Fiat-Abarth 750 Record Monza</b><br />Chassis no. 676193<br />Engine no. 751536
<b>c.1959 Fiat-Abarth 750 Record Monza</b><br />Chassis no. 676193<br />Engine no. 751536
<b>c.1959 Fiat-Abarth 750 Record Monza</b><br />Chassis no. 676193<br />Engine no. 751536
<b>c.1959 Fiat-Abarth 750 Record Monza</b><br />Chassis no. 676193<br />Engine no. 751536
<b>c.1959 Fiat-Abarth 750 Record Monza</b><br />Chassis no. 676193<br />Engine no. 751536
<b>c.1959 Fiat-Abarth 750 Record Monza</b><br />Chassis no. 676193<br />Engine no. 751536
<b>c.1959 Fiat-Abarth 750 Record Monza</b><br />Chassis no. 676193<br />Engine no. 751536
<b>c.1959 Fiat-Abarth 750 Record Monza</b><br />Chassis no. 676193<br />Engine no. 751536
<b>c.1959 Fiat-Abarth 750 Record Monza</b><br />Chassis no. 676193<br />Engine no. 751536
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