<b>c.1957 Fiat-Abarth 750 Zagato "Double Bouble"</b><br />Chassis no. 658862<br />Engine no. 603661

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Lot 135
c.1957 Fiat-Abarth 750 Zagato "Double Bouble"
Coachwork by Zagato

Sold for US$ 22,400 inc. premium
c.1957 Fiat-Abarth 750 Zagato "Double Bouble"
Coachwork by Zagato

Chassis no. 658862
Engine no. 603661

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

*Worthwhile restoration project of a rare and desirable car
*Beautiful aluminum Zagato coachwork
*Mechanical parts are readily available


THE FIAT-ABARTH 750 ZAGATO

An innovative firm with a sporting pedigree second to none, Abarth branched out from producing induction and exhaust systems to selling performance kits for - mainly FIAT - production cars. The company would later build 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 freedom of choice, including engine specification, so 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, the car coped remarkably well with the Abarth's greatly increased performance. The increase in power 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 was an increase in maximum power from 23bhp at 4,000rpm to 44bhp at 6,000 revs. Tested by Autocar magazine in 1958, the Abarth Zagato 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 MOTORCAR OFFERED

This Fiat-Abarth Zagato sports car is a recent barn discovery by Chasing Classic Cars star Wayne Carini. The discovery of this remarkable triple Abarth collection is featured in a current season episode. Clearly needing a full restoration, it is still a sound and solid basis for a rewarding project.

This Fiat-Abarth is offered as a restoration candidate. Its engine is removed but included with the car along with other components. A careful inspection of the car and its parts is recommended to ensure completeness.
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<b>c.1957 Fiat-Abarth 750 Zagato "Double Bouble"</b><br />Chassis no. 658862<br />Engine no. 603661
<b>c.1957 Fiat-Abarth 750 Zagato "Double Bouble"</b><br />Chassis no. 658862<br />Engine no. 603661
<b>c.1957 Fiat-Abarth 750 Zagato "Double Bouble"</b><br />Chassis no. 658862<br />Engine no. 603661
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