1968 Fiat Abarth 1300
|Performance:||72 hp 204 4-inline Weber 32 DCOF Carb|
|Suspension:||Independent Front / Rear|
|Color exterior:||White/ Red|
|Features:||K&N Air filter, new Coco mats|
|Tires:||Sumitomo HTR-200 175/70-13|
(SOLD) This highly collectible, 1968 Fiat Abarth 1300 recently underwent a restoration to show quality and encompasses the original AB204 stamped engine. The restoration included complete disassembly, professional body work and interior restoration including a new headliner and rubber mats. The electrical system, cooling system and water pump were rebuilt with new internal parts and the transaxle was disassembled for inspection. The metal speedometer gear was replaced and a set of 4 NOS Koni Red adjustable shock absorbers were installed. For better driving performance some of the excellent upgrades included a new gear reduction starter, new heat shield and exhaust system heat shielding fiberglass wrap and the exhaust manifold and downpipes were ceramic coated for heat insulation. The gauges and lights are in working order and this Abarth comes complete with an abundance of service and ownership documents dating from 1973 and includes letters to and from the founders of the Abarth Register when the previous owner joined. It is featured in the fantastic original factory color combination of white exterior and red interior. The car received a windshield sticker with the number 021 from the Abarth registry while in its original condition. This is a fun sports car to rally or tour in with room for four and would make a great addition to any collection.
In 1955, Fiat introduced the 600. This low priced fashionable vehicle had potential that Abarth quickly exploited. The displacement was increased to 747cc, greatly improving the overal performance. Not only was the company able to increase the engine capacity and tap into greater raw horsepower, but they were able to improve the aerodynamics of the vehicles, and lighten the overall weight. This formula was the key to Abarths success in the automotive world. But it was not the only reason they were successful. Fiat supplied Abarth with incomplete vehicles and it was left up to Abarth to fit the car with brakes, exhaust pipes, carburetors, and crankshafts. This saga continued with Fiats next model named the 1000, then the 595 and 695. These Fiat-Abarth vehicles accumulated many national and international victories, making it one of the most successful race-car-prepared ventures of all time.