This page is designed for fiat abarth zagato 750gt history research and communications. The cars used the floorpan and often the bodywork of the fiat 600 but were fitted with abarths modified engines.
The car was put into limited production for both road and racing clients.
Fiat abarth zagato. The 1959 fiat abarth 750 zagato coupe was born of a collaboration between abarth and fiatthroughout his professional life carlo abarth 1908 1979 won acclaim for wringing great amounts of performance from cars with tiny engines. Is a fully owned subsidiary of fca italy spa. Abarth worked extensively on the two cylinder engine by fitting twin weber.
Is an italian racing car and road car maker founded by italo austrian carlo abarth in 1949. A joy to drive and to own it allows access to multiple racing events all over the world. Abarth also offered a number of bodyworks by other designers for the 750 and its derivatives most famously zagato but.
In his previous five races each driven with a different family member by his side magnusson had piloted a fiat abarth zagato 750 gt corsa a car that more than makes up for its small stature by. Of turin italy in the 1950s and 1960s. To compete in the 750cc class of the grand touring championship abarth commissioned zagato to rebody the fiat 600 into a purposeful.
This 1958 fiat abarth 750 gt zagato spent its early years as a racer and disassembled project before a lengthy restoration was commenced in the late 1980s. Its logo is a shield with a stylized scorpion on a yellow and red background. The pairing of abarth and zagato can be simply described as a match made in heaven and excitement is sure to be high when the 1959 fiat abarth 750 gt double bubble goes under the hammer with rm sothebyscarlo abarths genius in turning fiats low displacement engines in true pocket rockets was known the world over as was zagatos capacity for creating ultra lightweight and.
1956 fiat abarth 750 gt zagato in 1956 abarth had already built up an extensive reputation as a premier tuner of fiat engines and was branching out into many classes of motor sport. The car has spent the past six years with the seller who became its sixth owner in late 2011 and brought it with him when he relocated to the us from the uk. Formerly fiat group automobiles spa the subsidiary of fiat chrysler automobiles formerly of fiat spa controlling its european.
1957 fiat abarth 500 coupe zagato building on the success of their 750 zagato coupe abarth worked on a 500cc version of the car for the 1957 turin motor show. The fiat abarth 750 is a compact sporting series of automobiles manufactured by the italian manufacturing firm abarth c. Based on the chassis of the humble fiat 600 the abarth 750 zagato is one of the most interesting and highly regarded examples of italian etceterini.