1960 Abarth Zagato

1960 Abarth Zagato
This particular Abarth, VIN #100555569, has been off the road for 30+ years and retains almost all of it’s very special Abarth parts: the special headlight covers, trim and alloy bumpers. The car is still fitted with a 750 Abarth engine # 100.000.629745 complete with the special Mille Miglia steel crank, Abarth only carb, exhaust header, special mechanical tachometer drive, proper generator drive pulley and longer Abarth radiator. I believe the wheels are very special 12 inch alloy Amadori items. I have never seen another set, they are period correct, valuable and an attractive option to the steel wheels. No Abarth data plate is fitted to the car so it is not possible to determine if this is the original Abarth engine that the car was shipped with it from the factory. It is type and period correct if not original.

The interior has just two original seats, but not much else in the soft panel department. The interior front and rear window trims are with the car along with the roof bracing cover. Window and door opening mechanisms are in the doors, but the window cranks and handles are not. Sorry, all the door panels and flat trim panels were lost forever ago in an upholstery shop. They can be duplicated as they were handmade, simple parts. The dash retains all the original Jaeger large instruments and switches as it was originally made. The car has all the original glass including the hard to source windshield. A period wood steering wheel looks to have been with the car since new.
This very hot little alloy bodied race car is definitely  a rising star on the value performance chart.  This car should go high but will be held back by its lack of data plate.  This means no one knows if the engine is original.  For the vintage racer more interested in track time than concours time it should be a bonus because the price should be less because of this.  The wheels are very rare.  Not particularly great looking in our book but rare nevertheless.
Find this car here on eBay  with heavy bidding hitting the mid twenties.

 

 


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