1960 Fiat-Abarth 850 Record MonzaSOLD

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To be sold at the Gooding & Company Scottsdale Auctions on January 18 and 19, 2013. For further details please visit www.goodingco.com or contact a vehicle specialist at 001.310.899.1960 or specialist@goodingco.com. Engine Specifications: 903 CC OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine Single Weber Twin-Choke Carburetor Estimated 65 HP at 6,800 RPM 4-Speed Manual Gearbox 4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Trailing-Arm Front Suspension with Lower-Transverse Leaf Spring Trailing-Arm Rear Suspension with Coil Springs About this Car: Perhaps Italy’s most successful manufacturer of small capacity sports cars, Carlo Abarth built a remarkable variety of “pocket racers” renowned for their lightweight, nimble handling, and thoroughbred pedigree. Abarths were true giant-killers in competition, dominating the small-displacement classes and challenging much larger competitors, especially at hillclimb events and demanding road races like the Targa Florio. An important example of the classic Fiat- Abarth, the original 750 Record Monza, was a sporting dual-purpose machine designed to be at home on both road and track. Based on the rugged Fiat 600 platform and evolved from the wildly successful 750 GT, the 750 Record Monza was a celebration of Abarth’s numerous record-setting endurance runs at the famed Italian autodromo. Like its predecessor, the 750 Record Monza was carefully developed by the Abarth engineers at Torino and bodied by Zagato, a Milanese coachbuilder famed for its extensive use of aluminum and aerodynamic designs. Introduced in 1959, the new Fiat-Abarth was immediately distinguished by its revised coachwork details and highly tuned twin-cam engine. Fittingly, the new model captured its first major victory at the grueling Monza 12-hour race. For the 1960 season, the small-displacement classes were revised and Abarth responded with a new line of 700 cc, 850 cc, and 1000 cc engines to meet the updated requirements. The 850 Record Monza, a more powerful version of the original Fiat-Abarth design, was purpose built to contest the 850 cc category of the Italian Gran Turismo championship. Constructed in limited numbers, these rare Abarths remained competitive at local and international events well into the 1960s. This 850 Record Monza comes from the collection of a Chicago-area enthusiast with an appreciation for fine Italian sports cars. Approximately 10 years ago, S & S Jaguar Specialties of Cumming, Iowa, performed a comprehensive cosmetic and mechanical restoration of this rare Fiat-Abarth. A remarkably complete and well-presented example, this 850 Record Monza is equipped with rarely seen original features, including the correct tubular bumpers, pressed steel wheels, and stylish exterior badging. Outfitted with large Jaeger instruments, a three-spoke steering wheel, and Zagato-style bucket seats, the cockpit has a competition-inspired character that makes any excursion feel like a special occasion. The consignor reports that the Record Monza is currently fitted with a later, 903 cc engine that has been equipped with highcompression pistons, a Weber twin-choke carburetor, and an aluminum oil sump. A popular set-up among Abarth-Fiat enthusiasts, this well-proven configuration offers the sporting driver a maximum of performance with greatly improved reliability. The perfect mount for a classic car rally or a spirited weekend outing, this 850 Record Monza represents an exciting opportunity to acquire a rare Italian sports car with abundant charisma and lively on-road performance.

Reference Number 203905

as of 2/15/2013

Car 1960 Fiat-Abarth 850 Record Monza
VIN 100*707296 
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