Post your favorite ABARTH

Discussion in 'Classic Cars' started by Vasileios Papaidis, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. owned by shiro kosaka right?
  2. such a sexy car.
  4. Is that the same car? How many were made?
  5. Maybe, I dont really know.

  6. The Fiat-Abarth Bertone record car

    The Abarth case is quite unique in the history of speed records: over a period of eleven years, between 1956 and 1966, the Torino factory set a grand total of 113 International Records, all on the Monza circuit, 6 of which were also World Records, using eleven different cars. Six of these were the famous streamliners, built specifically for the purpose of setting medium and long distance records, most of them using Pininfarina bodies, the better known of which, the one equipped with the dohc one liter engine, set the World Record for 72 hours in 1960.
    The first of the line was built in 1956 around the chassis of a Fiat 600, suitably modified and equipped with the Fiat-Abarth 750 engine, and was counceived with the main purpose of attracting the attention of the public and technicians to the qualities of Abarth's "elaborazioni" on the popular micro car from Torino, which had been introduced to the public just a few months earlier.
    The aluminium body, built by Bertone, was designed by Scaglione, who certainly kept in mind his striking Alfa Romeo BAT designs.
    Over a period of just a year, 1956, the car was used for five different record attempts and set a total of 20 International Records in three different classes.

  7. can someone also post pics of the fiat abarth 1000 bialbero, 595 esse-esse and abarth ot 2000
  9. i love you!
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    Bill, if you upload in even numbers (2 or 4 pictures at the time) it won't delete the pictures you allready added to your post.
  12. soooooooooooorry! F#$#$g problems to upload in one post many pictures.<A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>.I try to fix it.
  13. Don't apologise <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A> is a complicated website <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/tongue.gif"></A>
  14. B.A.S.M.A.N.007=Bizzarrini+Alfaromeo+Sbarro+Monteverdi+Astonmartin+Noble.007?
  15. haha <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/grin.gif"></A>

    Good stuff. I forgot if you allready said this, but have you ever visited the Sbarro museum?
  16. No!<A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A> I had plans for 2008 but its closed.
  17. The 131 SE031 Abarth here (photo) in action during the 1975 Giro d’Italia (Tour of Italy) had a V6 engine derived from the Fiat 130 Coupe. The Giro d’Italia was a magnificent event open to race rally and fast road cars alike – using race circuits and stages all around Italy. In 1975 this 031 won the saloon category of the event with Giorgio Pianta the Abarth test driver at the wheel (later also manager of the Abarth and then Lancia World Rally team efforts).

    The 131 body was a good choice for development, with a wide enough engine bay and rear wheel drive. The car's massive tyres were very necessary! Earlier in the 1975 season Pianta had tested the car commenting on the car's lack of stability at high speed. The Fiat V6, derived from their exploits with Ferrari and the Dinos, was designed as a cruiser rather than a motorsport engine and although providing plenty of mid-range torque has been commented on by other drivers as lacking a top end. In the 031 the engine was fitted with triple IDF Webers.


    The combination of Mr. Pianta, 031 and Fiat's resources ensured a comfortable saloon class win - despite several reported suspension, oil and fuel consumption, and gearbox problems.
    The SE031 was built as Fiat stepped up their budgets for the rally teams in 1974-75. Its engine was based around the type 130 B.000 in the Fiat 130 Coupe (produced between 1971 and 1977). In standard trim this was a V6 (60 degree) with bore and stroke of 102 x 66mm and 3235cc capacity, generating 165bhp DIN at 5,600rpm. Its fuel consumption was just over 19mpg. Which just about left it doomed following the oil crisis of 1973/4.

    For the SE031 the blocks were bored out to give 3.5 litres with a special triple IDF Weber inlet manifold, and racing exhaust manifold (as seen in the picture) with a short 3 into 1 exhaust on either side. This engine generated 270bhp at 6800rpm.

    ....With its rasping V6 exhausts, it was a very noisy car!

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  19. I belive open again when the new(expencive)book of franco sbarro sells well enough!
  20. there's also an abarth with a spare tire in the front grill to act like a bumper. which one is that again?
  21. soooo I saw an Abarth today. 695SS or 1000SS, dunno which.
  22. The man behind Abarth....front of his creations.CARLO ABARTH.

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