<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156

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Lot 195
1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Allemano

US$ 55,000 - 75,000
£ 43,000 - 58,000
Amended
1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Allemano

Chassis no. 100-502156

1,050cc OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine (see text)
2 Weber Downdraft Carburetors
Approximately 110bhp at 7,500rpm
4-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Delivered new to the US for period H Production racing
*Only four owners from new
*Recent engine rebuild
*A true giant killer


THE ABARTH ALLEMANO

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-liter Abarth was obliged to compete against rivals displacing up to 3.8 liters and still proved capable of winning!

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This little Spyder was born as and has always been a race car. Featuring a handcrafted, lithe aluminum body designed by Serafino Allemano of Turin, Italy, it was delivered new to the United States where it competed in H Production racing in Southeast. A resident of Alabama for the first eight years, it was purchased be Dale Genious of Alexandria, Louisiana in 1967. Dale would keep the car a subsequent 19 race seasons before selling it to Ugo Piccagli of Dallas, Texas. After a decade of track time with Ugo, it was acquired by its fourth and current owner in 1998.

Under the car of the present owner the car has been regularly maintained and tuned. Restored not long after purchase, it has since competed in CVAR, SCCA, SVRA, RMVR, and HMSA with laps around such prestigious tracks as Laguna Seca and the Circuit of the Americas under its belt. Repainted in 2015, it was most recently sent to Robert Rogers of Shadetree Enginetrics in Nevada, Texas for an engine rebuild in March of this year. The motor, plugged out to 1000 TRC spec and fitted with an eight-port aluminum head will no doubt rocket the car around any track.

Giant killers then and now, this Abarth racer is sure to provide huge fun on the track for the next lucky owner. Complete with logbooks going back to 1990, the season is just getting under way and this is the perfect way to jump in the world of vintage motorsport or further your participation as a racer!

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, the title for this vehicle will be in transit. Also note, THE MOTORCAR OFFERED section in the printed catalog is incorrect for this car. The correct cataloging is as follows and is correct online: THE MOTORCAR OFFERED This little Spyder was born as and has always been a race car. Featuring a handcrafted, lithe aluminum body designed by Serafino Allemano of Turin, Italy, it was delivered new to the United States where it competed in H Production racing in Southeast. A resident of Alabama for the first eight years, it was purchased be Dale Genious of Alexandria, Louisiana in 1967. Dale would keep the car a subsequent 19 race seasons before selling it to Ugo Piccagli of Dallas, Texas. After a decade of track time with Ugo, it was acquired by its fourth and current owner in 1998. Under the car of the present owner the car has been regularly maintained and tuned. Restored not long after purchase, it has since competed in CVAR, SCCA, SVRA, RMVR, and HMSA with laps around such prestigious tracks as Laguna Seca and the Circuit of the Americas under its belt. Repainted in 2015, it was most recently sent to Robert Rogers of Shadetree Enginetrics in Nevada, Texas for an engine rebuild in March of this year. The motor, plugged out to 1000 TRC spec and fitted with an eight-port aluminum head will no doubt rocket the car around any track. Giant killers then and now, this Abarth racer is sure to provide huge fun on the track for the next lucky owner. Complete with logbooks going back to 1990, the season is just getting under way and this is the perfect way to jump in the world of vintage motorsport or further your participation as a racer!
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<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
<b>1959 Abarth Allemano Spyder</b><br />Chassis no. 100-502156
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