1956 Abarth 750 Alemano CabrioletSOLD
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Estimate: €95,000-120,000

Sold: €111,640

Carlo Abarth, formerly associated with Cisitalia, set up his own concern in 1950. At first he concentrated on tuning equipment for Fiat and other makes, before turning his hand in 1955 to manufacturing complete cars. 1956 saw the introduction of one of his most famous and successful models, the road/racing 750 coupe. Conceived primarily with the fiercely competitive 750cc class in mind, the car utilised mainly modified Fiat 600 components. Raising the capacity from 633cc to 747cc and changing various mechanical parts, Abarth was able to transform a relatively simple vehicle into a truly sturdy car capable of impressive speed and acceleration. Development continued at a prodigious rate, encompassing not only Abarth's greatest forte, increasing engine power, but also reliability, endurance and safety, all vital ingredients in sports car racing. It was logical that coachwork should also come into the equation and supplying suitable bodies were some of Italy's finest design studios. The 750's sporting debut came at Monza, but true glory was achieved when the new model won the 750cc class in the 1957 Mille Miglia at an average speed of 73.2mph/117.9kph with Alfonso Thiele driving, and every single Abarth 750 entered completed the gruelling race.

Finished in metallic blue with black hood and magnolia interior, this Allemano bodied 750 has until now been in a well known Italian Abarth collection. It comes complete with a certificate, following carbon-dating of components, confirming the provenance of the car's body and chassis. A charming and rare Abarth ideal for numerous historic events.

Reference Number 14158

as of 10/13/2007

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Car 1956 Abarth 750 Alemano Cabriolet
VIN 640586