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RM Sotheby's auctions unique Abarth 750 and 850 SS Record Monza in London

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He can safely be called one of the most successful manufacturers of small sports cars from Italy. Carlo Abarth built a remarkable variety of small race cars. Some special Abarth cars with Zagato coaches will be offered at the upcoming RM Sotheby's auction in London. The 750 and 850 SS, both in Record Monza trim, will have an irresistible appeal to the aspiring buyer.

 

This unique Fiat Abarth 750 Record Monza will be offered in London tomorrow. Image: RM Sotheby's
This unique Fiat Abarth 750 Record Monza will be offered in London tomorrow. Image: RM Sotheby's

A great example from the classic Fiat-Abarth stables is the 750 Record Monza. It was a multifunctional and hyper-sporty car, designed for road and street use. He came from the successful Abarth 750 GT, which basically derived its platform from the Fiat 600. The Abarth 750 Record Monza was in celebration of Abarth's numerous record-setting endurance runs on the famous Italian Autodromo. Just like its predecessor, it was carefully developed by Abarth engineers and flavored with a lightweight body from Zagato. RM Sotheby's is auctioning a beautiful yellow copy from 1961 (certified by Abarth Classiche) in London, which is estimated at a revenue of € 100.000. Incidentally, the original Bialbero engine with double camshaft has been replaced by a copy with a "single-cam".


Victory in Monza and tailor to new classes

Introduced in 1959, the new Fiat-Abarth was distinguished by its revised body details and the above-mentioned Bialbero engine. The new model took its first major victory in the Monza 12 Hours. For the 1960 season, the smaller league classes were revised. Abarth responded with a new line of 700 cc, 850 cc and 1.000 cubic centimeter engines to meet the requirements. The Abarth 850 Record Monza, a more powerful version of the original design, was built specifically to compete in the 850cc class of the Italian Gran Turismo Championship.

At least as beautiful as the Abarth 750: this 850 SS Record Monza "Coda Tronca" from Zagato. This jewel is also offered by RM Sotheby's in London. Image: RM Sotheby's
At least as nice as the yellow Abarth 750: this 850 SS Record Monza "Coda Tronca" from Zagato. This jewel is also offered by RM Sotheby's in London. Image: RM Sotheby's

One of the most popular models

One of those 850 cc Abarth's success numbers will go under the hammer tomorrow in London. RM Sotheby's offers a Fiat-Abarth 850 SS Record Monza with less than 28.000 kilometers on the clock. Reportedly this eye-catching Abarth with Zagato "Coda Tronca" carriage is one of the most beloved models that was built by Abarth. It is provided with Abarth Classiche certification. Just a few technical details. The offered Abarth has an 847 cc four-cylinder engine with a double two-stage Weber carburetor and generates 71 HP.

High yield expected

The expected yield of this eye-catching small racing Abarth has been estimated by the experts at an amount of around € 125.000. We are in any case curious as to whether a wealthy enthusiast takes the opportunity to add at least one eye-catching Fiat-Abarth vehicle to the fleet.

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