1959 Fiat Abarth 750 Zagato

The number of Abarths that emerged between the 1950s and 1970s is staggering. There's always another obscure model that comes out of the woodwork that I wasn't aware of. This 750 Zagato isn't one of them, but is perhaps one of my favorites. Based on the 600 with a 750cc inline four cylinder engine wrapped in Zagato coachwork, the 750 Zagato's most distinctive feature is the "double bubble" roof. Not just a pretty face, these 750 Zagatos racked up a number of wins in races including the Mille Miglia and 12 Hours of Sebring, not to mention shattering a few world records at Monza. This 750 Zagato for sale in Australia has undergone a body-off restoration and is fully documented.

1959 Fiat Abarth 750 Zagato

Fiat Abarth Zagato 750, double bubble. Original LHD Ex USA and Netherlands car. Fully registered in Australia. Body off restoration of alloy body and steel chassis, fully documented. Extremely thorough restoration. The owner even printed a hard cover book of the Abarths rebirth. Many times concourse winning car. Stunning blue paint on a flawless body. All usual Abarth features are present, gauges, correct steering wheel,badging,4 speed gearbox (with factory tags and Abarth & co diff). Correct handbrake gearbox.

Slight upgrade to 850 cc from 750cc primarily for reliability.Abarth exhaust and sump,naturally. Rebuilt Jaeger gauges. Original wheels with NOS spinner caps.Correctly replicated interior directly copied off the original (often missing). Gearbox truss and front sway bar have greatly improved the handling. Front disc brakes (original included). Over 500 miles road testing. Totally reliable. Immaculate

Awards-
2010 Australian Classic Car Magazine , Restoration of the year finalist
2010 Noosa Beach Classic Car Club – Noosa Classic , Best European Sports
2010 Fiat Car Club Queeensland , Presidents Trophe
2011 NBCCC – Club car of the year
2011 Festival of Italian Motorsport , Lakeside , Judges choice .

Car is in Australia.Please contact for more pictures.We will work with the buyer to find the best value freight worldwide.

The motor is an early 3 bolt Fiat 850 coupe motor that is slightly larger internally than the original 750 motor. The 850 also puts out slightly more BHP and is stronger than the early Abarth motor. The gearbox is the original handbrake version that is original to this car. The gearbox had an extensive rebuild with new and very expensive bearings. The crown wheel and pinion are original Abarth and stamped Abarth & Co. The gearbox still has it external Abarth tag showing its specs.

I do not have a 'buy it now' price. I can say my reserve is less than the sale price of the red Zagato 750 at RM auctions in USA a few weeks back.

Mint examples of the Abarth 750 Zagato are hovering in the $80,000 to $100,000 range at the moment; one sold at the 2011 RM Auction in Monterey for $93,500. The owner is seeking less than that, but I'd guess he's somewhere between $60,000 to $80,000. The blue paintwork is certainly unique and a refreshing change from the usual red. With the number of show awards already racked up in Australia, this is an Abarth that certainly won't disappoint.

-Paul

Posted under: Fiat
Dated: Nov 09 2012

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