Fiat Abarth 1000 Coupé Bialbero 1963

Discussion in 'Cars' started by Neddo, May 15, 2015.

  1. Neddo

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    "Est. 91 bhp, 982 cc DOHC inline four-cylinder engine, twin-choke Weber carburettor, four-speed manual gearbox, independent upper wishbone with transverse leaf spring front, coil springs and swing axle rear suspension, and front wheel disc rear wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 1,999 mm (78.7")

    • Single ownership for over 25 years
    • Original Italian number plates
    • Rebuilt engine

    Carlo Abarth’s 1000 Bialbero, or ‘twin cam’, débuted in 1961 as the successor to the twin-cam Record Monza, and today, it continues to captivate Abarth enthusiasts everywhere. Finished in red with the traditional lightweight Abarth interior and dominated by a central Jaeger mechanical rev counter, chassis 129/0555 was delivered to Italy, registered to its first owner in the Vicenza area and has remained in Italy ever since.

    It was acquired by the current owner in 1983 from Giuseppe Ceccon, in Venice, Italy, who in turn had purchased the car from Danilo Calmonte, a well-known Italian event organiser. In 1984, the current owner applied for and received FIA papers for the car, and he subsequently entered a historic race at the Autodromo di Monza, where so many of these cars raced in the 1960s. After the race, he commissioned a full engine rebuild by Abarth specialist Aldo Zannone of Biella, Italy.

    The car has remained within the vendor’s collection ever since and has only seen limited use, making chassis 129/0555 mechanically fresh with virtually no miles on the engine since it was rebuilt. Still retaining its original Italian number plates and finished in red with white roundels, this car now comes to market for the first time in over 25 years of ownership and is now offered complete with Italian ASI certification and the aforementioned FIA papers.
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    Further research has shown that this car was first registered to Abarth Corse, making this likely to be a works racing car, as shown by the Estratto Chronologico from Italy. Please note that contrary to the catalogue description, this car has 91 bhp."http://www.rmauctions.com/mc12/monaco/lots/1963-fiat-abarth-1000-coupe-bialbero/1049679
     
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  2. JKgo

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    ....:lol:

    You an auctioneer @Neddo?? That OP sounds like a press release from R.M. :mischievous:
     
  3. Neddo

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    Sadly I am not. I just seem to find some extremely rare stuff.