<b>c.1957 Fiat-Abarth 750 Zagato "Double Bubble"</b><br />Chassis no. Not known

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Lot 136
c.1957 Fiat-Abarth 750 Zagato "Double Bubble"
Coachwork by Zagato

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

Chassis no. Not known

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

*Iconic Zagato body design
*Great restoration project of a worthwhile car
*Elligible for many exclusive events


CARROZZERIA ZAGATO

Carrozzeria Zagato was founded in 1920 by Ugo Zagato, in Milan, and the first bodies would roll out of workshop built out of aluminum on Fiat 501 chassis. Very soon Zagato added Alfa Romeo as a customer and would simultaneously build bodies on Bianchi, Diatto and Itala chassis. Maintaining a various group of products, aircraft parts were produced for Pomilio, for whom he had worked during the war. Forced to diversify during the 1930s, Zagato took on the building of truck cabs for Isotta-Fraschini, a job that kept him busy until Allied bombs laid waste to his workshops in 1943. A new plant in 1946, however, put the firm back in business, and Ugo's son, Elio, joined the company.

Zagato had a good amount of experience with Fiat, having built a 750 GT coupe on the Fiat 500 chassis beginning in 1952. A sports spider in 1953 had a tubular frame and power trains from either the Fiat 1100 or 1400. Commissions from Alfa Romeo and Ferrari followed in short order. From 1955, Zagato took on the production of coupe bodies for Carlo Abarth's new Fiat-based 750.

The Abarth 750 was based on the Fiat 600, its 633cc engine enlarged to 747cc, which nearly doubled the horsepower. With Allemano building bodies for the spider version of his car, Abarth turned to Zagato for a coupe. The coachbuilder's sketches for the body had a roof so low that there was scant headroom for a person of normal stature, so twin bulges were put into the contour. The result was immediately nicknamed "Double Bubble," after a well-known brand of American chewing gum.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This highly original and complete 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. The car is in need of a restoration, but it is quite complete and sound. A notable feature of this car is the enlarged fuel tank, perhaps alluding to some past competition use.

The car is accompanied by extra spares and components, so a careful inspection of the car regarding its completeness is recommended.
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<b>c.1957 Fiat-Abarth 750 Zagato "Double Bubble"</b><br />Chassis no. Not known
<b>c.1957 Fiat-Abarth 750 Zagato "Double Bubble"</b><br />Chassis no. Not known
<b>c.1957 Fiat-Abarth 750 Zagato "Double Bubble"</b><br />Chassis no. Not known
<b>c.1957 Fiat-Abarth 750 Zagato "Double Bubble"</b><br />Chassis no. Not known
<b>c.1957 Fiat-Abarth 750 Zagato "Double Bubble"</b><br />Chassis no. Not known
<b>c.1957 Fiat-Abarth 750 Zagato "Double Bubble"</b><br />Chassis no. Not known
<b>c.1957 Fiat-Abarth 750 Zagato "Double Bubble"</b><br />Chassis no. Not known
<b>c.1957 Fiat-Abarth 750 Zagato "Double Bubble"</b><br />Chassis no. Not known
<b>c.1957 Fiat-Abarth 750 Zagato "Double Bubble"</b><br />Chassis no. Not known
<b>c.1957 Fiat-Abarth 750 Zagato "Double Bubble"</b><br />Chassis no. Not known
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