1976/9 Fiat 130 131 AbarthSOLD
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This one is a beautiful example of what was best of competitive automobiles.

This fine example and 'one of 200 survivors of the 400 units produced for homologation in Group 4.

It is totally original (correct number of chassis and engine sound and original), never suffered restoration, imported from Italy to Portugal already 'a few years and I can say that and' the only example in Portugal.

Excellent investment, valuation upward.

Homologation into Group 4 of the Rally Championship required 400 road versions of the 131 Rally to be made. Lightweight body panels had been designed by Bertone who were given the assembly task too. In rally form the shell was some 50kg to 75kg lighter than standard ľ depending on the spec. for the particular rally. Abarth used the stiffer 2 door saloon. And in March 1976, all the preparations were complete.

131 ABARTH Spec (homologation road spec)


Engine 138 AR1.000 Twin cam belt driven
4 cylinder in line, 1995cc, 10:1 compression
84mm bore x 90mm stroke
16 valve dohc head 8 valves per cam
Output 140bhp DIN @ 6400rpm 18 mkg @3800
Lubrication: rotary pump sump cap. 4.1kg radiator cooled
Coolant: pump, thermostat & electric booster fan cap 7.5li
Carburation Weber 34 DMTR 51/250
Ignition Coil and distributor electronic trigger
Fuel Tank capacity 11 gals, d.c. pump
Gearbox 5 speed Colotti cogs Fiat assembly, clutch: single dry plate
Final Drive Cylindrical screw, 14/50 ratio
Suspension Front: McPherson strut type, coil springs, with lower wishbones, longitudinal tie rods
Rear: independent wishbones with transverse leaf spring & telescopic shock absorbers
Brakes Front: disc, single piston & swing arm caliper
Rear: drum
Steering Rack and Pinion
Weight 980kg unladen
Wheels/tyres 14ins 185/60 HR Pirelli
Cromadora 7J

So the road going version of the 131 Abarth included a 1995cc twin cam, with a 16valve head, but with only one twin choke Weber carb. This generated about 140bhp @ 6400 rpm with a maximum of 130 lb/ft of torque at 3800 rpm. A 5 speed box was used, and Abarth homologated * rear axle ratios between 7/43 and 11/40 for competition.
Power output from the Works Rally 131 was 215bhp @ 7000 rpm, with 166lb/ft of torque at 3800. As mentioned the Works cars also had a fully independent rear suspension, Kugelfischer mechanical injection, and a 5 speed ZF gearbox. This car won 3 of the next 4 World Championships in 1977, 78 and 1980.

Reference Number 129779

as of 11/19/2012

Overview
Car 1976/9 Fiat 130 131 Abarth
VIN 131 AR * 2045046 * 
Exterior / Interior Color      Maroon 171 /      Black  
Condition Exceptional 
Mileage 73.000 km 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
Options Interior: Leather steering wheel 
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Known History

Homologation into Group 4 of the Rally Championship required 400 road versions of the 131 Rally to be made. Lightweight body panels had been designed by Bertone who were given the assembly task too. In rally form the shell was some 50kg to 75kg lighter than standard ľ depending on the spec. for the particular rally. Abarth used the stiffer 2 door saloon. And in March 1976, all the preparations were complete.

 

131 ABARTH Spec (homologation road spec)

 

 

Engine 138 AR1.000 Twin cam belt driven

4 cylinder in line, 1995cc, 10:1 compression

84mm bore x 90mm stroke

16 valve dohc head 8 valves per cam

Output 140bhp DIN @ 6400rpm 18 mkg @3800

Lubrication: rotary pump sump cap. 4.1kg radiator cooled

Coolant: pump, thermostat & electric booster fan cap 7.5li

Carburation Weber 34 DMTR 51/250

Ignition Coil and distributor electronic trigger

Fuel Tank capacity 11 gals, d.c. pump

Gearbox 5 speed Colotti cogs Fiat assembly, clutch: single dry plate

Final Drive Cylindrical screw, 14/50 ratio

Suspension Front: McPherson strut type, coil springs, with lower wishbones, longitudinal tie rods

Rear: independent wishbones with transverse leaf spring & telescopic shock absorbers

Brakes Front: disc, single piston & swing arm caliper

Rear: drum

Steering Rack and Pinion

Weight 980kg unladen

Wheels/tyres 14ins 185/60 HR Pirelli

Cromadora 7J

 

So the road going version of the 131 Abarth included a 1995cc twin cam, with a 16valve head, but with only one twin choke Weber carb. This generated about 140bhp @ 6400 rpm with a maximum of 130 lb/ft of torque at 3800 rpm. A 5 speed box was used, and Abarth homologated * rear axle ratios between 7/43 and 11/40 for competition.

Power output from the Works Rally 131 was 215bhp @ 7000 rpm, with 166lb/ft of torque at 3800. As mentioned the Works cars also had a fully independent rear suspension, Kugelfischer mechanical injection, and a 5 speed ZF gearbox. This car won 3 of the next 4 World Championships in 1977, 78 and 1980.