But the most fun comes on the track, discovering how this car performs and showing why Fiat-Abarth 1000s have been such intense competitors for over 50 years. Officia nostrud nulla veniam eiusmod irure Lorem est occaecat. In fact, to date, I have encountered only one other original example so far and that one had complete mystery history until the mid 1990s when it surfaced in a closed Japanese Museum Collection. Buyers are required to pay any applicable import duty, sales or use tax, as the case may be. The ultimate version was bored out to 1,050 cubic centimetres, and it could generate 112 brake horsepower at 8,000 rpm and top 130 mph. Abarth also upgraded the brakes to discs, tightened the suspension, and supplied a sports-style steering wheel, as well as added a rev counter and an oil temperature gauge to the normal instruments. A general workshop manual, Abarth-specific technical manual, and two struts accompany the sale.
The Berlina Corsa was distinguished by its front mounted radiator that was placed upfront and in between the bumper bars. These Fiat-Abarth 1000s came in a wide variety to suit different race requirements, and Abarth built multiple series with differing specifications between 1962 and 1970. The braking is now incredible and very controllable. In front of the driver was a large full complement of race oriented Jaeger gauges that included a 170kph odometer and 8,000rpm tachometer. I change the gears around back and forth to get what I want for a particular track. The cars also competed in many Hillclimbs and Rallies with intermittent success. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 1 litre, overhead valve 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder.
Disc brakes, suspension adjustments, tuning, re-calibrated shocks, spring, front mounted oil-cooler, magnesium alloy-wheels and fixed opening rear deck-lid were also incorporated into the assembly process. These verions helped dominate the 1965 Division 1 Championship for 1000cc and smaller cars. Combined with the propped-open boot lid, it gave the cars their purposeful look, and the open boot not only cooled the motor, but it also acted as a rear spoiler. Our company previously had an original example a few years ago but while genuine, the original early history was a complete mystery with the car showing up in a Japanese Museum in the 1990s. As with all competition cars, they aren't cheap to build and if you wanted a real competition Abarth, you would be paying thousands and thousands more over this asking price. If you have questions please feel free to call.
In 1987 the previous owner found the car for sale in Italy and because of its well documented early history and excellent originality, he purchased it and had it shipped to his home in South Africa where it began a new career as a historic racer for the next ten years. Carlo Abarth made a deal with Fiat, which saw him receive payment for race and class wins. Jego wyścigowy wygląd z charakterystycznym tylnym skrzydłem zamiast pokrywy silnika bez wątpienia przykuwa uwagę, a szybka jazda musi gwarantować emocje. Performance was further enhanced with disc brakes and the suspension also received a variety of special upgrades and updates as well. Never fully restored in its current ownership, but always expertly maintained, this Fiat-Abarth 1000 Tourismo Competizione Berlina still displays superb souvenirs of its fascinating history and is among the most intriguing examples of the diminutive model that we have seen.
This Fiat, chassis 1667, was found and recovered from a back yard in Paso Robles, California. Koni shocks and Campagnolo Abarth wheels 6-inch in the front and 8-inch in rear keep things nailed down around corners, as does the evolutionary rear engine hatch, which acts as a fixed spoiler. I then found a set of original Campagnola magnesium wheels the correct size and run Avon historic tread tires. They also secured similarly structured Italian Championship sub-classes. They were initially limited to only 68 bhp, and only finished 32nd at that year's Rally Monte Carlo In 1964 the racing version was replaced by the Berlina Corsa which incorporated a variety of overall improvements. If I was to take it to the next step, then the Pendolare swing arm setup for the rear would be next. The car competed in various Italian and other Continental touring car races from 1965 to 1967 when it was assigned primarily to Arturo Merzario.
And he has no regrets about selling one and buying the other, even though the Fiat requires tons of time for maintenance. If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest team. It would be easy to bolt back in. Prepared for road racing and track use, these cars helped win points in the 1000cc Touring Car Class. The car on offer is a case in point, as it was built in Australia in 1985 from a 41,000-mile, right-hand drive 1962 Fiat 600D, complete with suicide doors. They were so successful that Abarth turned to the larger 903-cubic centimeter engine for the Fiat 850 and began building cars to compete with the ubiquitous Mini.
Prepared for road racing and track use, these cars helped win points in the 1000cc Touring Car Class. Additional detailed undercarriage pictures are displayed in the photo gallery below. In front of the driver was a large full complement of race oriented Jaeger gauges that included a 170kph odometer and 8,000rpm tachometer. Abarth fitted the cars with modified components and sold them for only a 25 per cent increase over the base price of a Fiat 600. I used coil over shocks and spring setup for sprint race cars as they are very compact and fit perfectly. In addition to this, the car is adorned externally and internally with a variety of scrutineering stickers, decals and under the steering column is a large assortment of scrutineering lead tags from the car's various races over the years.
The seller has also documented other factory stampings throughout the vehicle in the photo gallery. Abarth continued on with this model in 1966 with a larger front radiator shroud that extended the entire width of the car. It was fitted with a tuned intake manifold, special Weber, twin-choke, down-draft carburetor, special cam, followers, springs, valves, pistons, connecting rods, oil pump, toothed pulley and drive belts for the accessories, deep sump and countless other improvements that would more than double the engines stock output. At My Classic Garage, we remove the hassle of shipping. The original, matching coded ignition and door key are present, and an extra set of keys is also included. The front and rear brakes are Fiat 850 calipers and rotors. These verions helped dominate the 1965 Division 1 Championship for 1000cc and smaller cars.
It looks exactly like the Abarth setup but is a bit more functional. In 2012, the car received a new 1,050-cubic centimeter Abarth engine that has not yet been on the race track, but it is said to deliver 110 horsepower at the 8,000 rpm redline, which is right at the limit for a naturally aspirated 1000. They also secured similarly structured Italian Championship sub-classes. Both are equipped with Limited slip differentials. It also has an assortment of goodies to help make it stop and corner, including disc brakes and adjust-able shocks.
The cabin is reported to retain the original dashboard, steering wheel, instrumentation, door panels, and other trim. In order to obtain the homologation of the touring category, Abarth had to reach a monthly production of 150 units. Performance was further enhanced with disc brakes and the suspension also received a variety of special upgrades and updates as well. Carlo Abarth made a deal with Fiat, which saw him receive payment for race and class wins. Running against the Mini Coopers in the D Sedan class, they proved a formidable adversary.