1957 Fiat

Abarth 750 GT

Blue with Black interior and Black carpeting, Collector Owned, 750 cc 4-Cylinder Engine, with single Weber twin-choke carburetor, 4-speed manual.

On March 31, 1949, Abarth & C. SrL was established with Abarths Scorpion birth sign as the firms inspired mascot. Immediately successful, the Squadra Abarth gave a winning luster to Abarth's fast-growing line of tuned exhaust systems, engine-upgrade kits, and complete cars. Highly tuned Porsches and Fiats were a specialty through the 1950s and 1960s, with all lightweight and potent giant killers possessing capabilities far out of proportion due to their small-displacement engines. Among Abarths many achievements, his finest undoubtedly remains the stunning 1-2-3 class victory at the final speed edition of the Mille Miglia in 1957 with his Fiat 600-based, Zagato- bodied Abarth 750 GT Corsa.

This Abarth 750 GT with its lightweight double bubble Zagato body, is one of only a handful originally produced by Abarth. It was purchased new in Italy by one Sig. Tomasetti and remained in his family, passing through his son to Paolo Maria Ravazzi from Parma, Italy. The Abarths FIVA paperwork was issued in 1995. It ran the 1997 Louis Vuitton Classic rally in Italy as well as the French Tour Auto in 1998. In July 2001, the Abarth was acquired by its next owner, a well-known Connecticut collector. It was then entered into the 2006 Scarsdale Concours and the 2008 Fairfield County Concours and retained in this collection until only recently.

This 750 GT has been well maintained and cared for during its recent ownership. The 747 cc engine was freshly rebuilt by Toby Knapp of Connecticut. An electronic ignition system was added as well as a performance air filter atop a larger carburetor.

An excellent example of the 750 GT, this Abarth is complete and a welcomed addition to many of the worlds best touring events and rallies included the famed Mille Miglia Retrospective. An incredibly engaging lightweight sports car, it is sure to delight all.

Price: $172,500