Carlo Abarth zawsze wiedział, jak dobrze przyprawić małe Fiaty. W latach 60-tych Fiat Abarth 1000TC, będący rozwinięciem Fiata 600, stanowił skuteczną konkurencję w klasie do 2 litrów dla takich wozów, jak Porsche 904 czy Ferrari Dino. Na licytacji w Arizonie 17 stycznia pojawił się ten odrestaurowany kilka lat temu Fiat, zbudowany z wykorzystaniem oryginalnych części Abarth’a. Jego wyścigowy wygląd z charakterystycznym tylnym skrzydłem zamiast pokrywy silnika bez wątpienia przykuwa uwagę, a szybka jazda musi gwarantować emocje. 110 koni przy masie poniżej 600 kg to niezapomniane przeżycie. Fiat-Abarth 1000TC Berlina Corsa licytowany bez ceny minimalnej osiągnął jedynie 16800 USD (około 63 tysiące złotych), co było mniej niż połową przedaukcyjnej wyceny.
1967 FIAT-ABARTH 1000TC BERLINA CORSA
US$ 40,000 – 50,000
PLN 150,000 – 190,000
To be sold without reserve
Sold for US$ 16,800 (PLN 63,255) inc. premium
THE SCOTTSDALE AUCTION
17 Jan 2019, 11:00 MST
SCOTTSDALE, THE WESTIN KIERLAND RESORT & SPA
1967 Fiat-Abarth 1000TC Berlina Corsa
Chassis no. 100D 2179468
Engine no. A112A2 000 0143367
1,050cc OHV Abarth Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Twin-choke Weber Carburetor
Approximately 110bhp at 7,500rpm
5-Speed Manual Abarth Close-ratio Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
*”Giant Killer” 1000TC with period-correct Abarth performance parts
*Vintage raced in North America with great success
*A true crowd pleaser on any track
*Thrilling little pocket-rocket and reminder of Carlo Abarth’s extraordinary genius
THE FIAT-ABART “GIANT KILLERS”
The Abarth reputation as a “giant killer” was cemented on the racetracks, rallies, and hill climbs of Europe and America. Solidified when the funny-looking, but potent, little FIAT sedans stormed to class wins and group championships in event after event. The 850TC, for “Turismo Competizione,” boasted an 847cc Abarth tuned engine. Then came the 850TC Nürburgring Corsa with additional power and the large front-mounted radiator. This, combined with the propped-open rear engine lid, gave this series of cars their very distinctive look. Next up was a further development of the block to 982cc, which gave birth to the 1000TC. Running against the Mini Coopers in the D Sedan class, they proved a formidable adversary. In fact, they ended up being banned from SCCA competition, such was their record!
THE MOTORCAR OFFERED
The 1967 FIAT-Abarth TC Berlina Corsa offered here was discovered by a previous owner in 1997 sitting in a back yard in Paso Robles, California. Part of an estate being liquidated, it was missing its engine and wheels and parts were scattered about. A two-year search ensued to locate appropriate parts to begin a rebuild, aided by information from Al Cosentino, a noted authority who was once an Abarth importer and racer. The car was fitted with a high performance 1050cc Abarth engine, said to deliver an astounding 110bhp. It puts that power down through a 5-speed close-ration Abarth transaxle with limited slip differential. An Abarth remote oil filter works with the front-mounted oil cooler and Abarth radiator to keep things cool at speed, and Girling disc brakes haul it down when needed. Koni shocks and Campagnolo Abarth wheels (6-inch in the front and 8-inch in rear) keep things nailed down around corners, as does the evolutionary rear engine hatch, which acts as a fixed spoiler.
Sitting behind the wheel, the period instruments can be seen in the factory binnacle, while a few additional modern gauges to monitor all engine systems have been sensitively mounted. Having raced at VARA events at Las Vegas and Buttonwillow, as well as in HSR events at Las Vegas and Phoenix, this FIAT-Abarth proved itself a potent racing weapon. This thrilling little pocket rocket is a reminder of Carlo Abarth’s extraordinary genius.