1968 Abarth 1000 SP barquette290.000-360.000 EUR - Estimate

Abarth 1000 SP barquette

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Competition car
Chassis n° SE04/046
Engine Type AH

- Genuine 1000 SP with bialbero engine
- Transparent history, only four owners
- Older, high quality restoration
- Certified by Abarth Classiche, and the ASI
- Ex Targa Florio 1969, Gran Premio del Mugello 1969

Reference Number 513042

as of 1/17/2018

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Salon Rétromobile Hall 1  Phone  +33 1 42 99 20 56  City  Porte de Versailles
75015 Porte de Versailles  Fax  +33 1 42 99 16 39  State  Paris
France  Mobile    Country  France France
Car 1968 Abarth 1000 SP barquette
VIN SE04/046 
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Known History

This Fiat-Abarth left the factory on 30 April 1968, as recorded on the period authenticity certificate, bought new by Enzo Buzetti. He used the car for racing and one of his most impressive results was in the Gran Premio del Mugello on 20 July 1969, when he won his class, with race number 104. The nose was painted green to make it more recognisable for this event. Earlier in the year, he had taken part in the challenging Targa Florio, in Sicily, where he came 2nd in class, having crossed the finish line in 16th place overall.

Enzo Buzetti participated in several local race meetings and hillclimbs, including : Aosta-Pila on 15 June 1969, Bologna-Raticosa on 22 June 1969, Trento-Bondone on 13 July 1969 (fourth in class), Cesena-Sestriere on 3 August 1969, the Coppa Bruno Carotti on 10 August 1969 (class win) and the Coppa Paolini Teodori on 24 August 1969 (class win). There are photos and copies of various documents confirming these participations.

The Fiat-Abarth 1000 SP was later sold to Mr Giliberti, who, in addition to racing himself, also let other drivers, including Morsechi, compete in the car. The next owner, Mr Ferri, a well-known Italian dealer who ran "Scorpion Cars", sold it, in his turn, to S.Botti. In 1992, Botti had this barchetta restored at the Baistrocchi workshop, based near Palma. The work was carried out with the aim of keeping the car as original as possible. Botti then used it, between 2002 and 2005, to compete in historic events such as the Trento-Bondone and Camucia-Cortona hillclimbs, as recorded on its CSAI passport.


This car is equipped with the correct Type AH "bialbero" twin-cam engine, which is very rare! Fed by two Weber 40 DCOE2 carburettors and lubricated by a dry sump and oil cooler, it produces a remarkable 115 bhp at 8000 rpm. The car sits on a tubular steel chassis, fitted with a pretty and profiled fibreglass body. With triangular suspension, the car has magnesium 7 x 15 inch Campagnolo-Abarth wheels. Extremely light (500 kg empty), this is a particularly agile and fast car, which explains the success it has enjoyed in competition. Carlo Abarth took the decision to build the 50 examples required to gain homologation in the Group 4 Sports category, which came into operation on 1 March 1968. This car is presented in superb condition today, without being too showy, and it runs very well. The owner has decided, with much regret, to part with the car because of his age, and his back, which suffers when he sits behind the wheel. It comes with a large history file containing the certificate of authenticity issued by Abarth in 1968, photos of the car racing, FIVA documents, its "ASI Targa d'Oro" homologation and a certificate from Abarth Classiche from 2017.

Here is a rare opportunity to acquire a genuine competition Abarth. It is a model that combines rarity, sportiness, efficiency and the prestige carried by its name, with an excellent racing provenance.