The Fiat Abarth 750 was developed in 1955 on the basis of the 600cc Fiat engine by Carlo Abarth.
Here we have a 750cc engine with approx. 41.5 HP and 747ccm displacement.
This vehicle was initially to be bodyworked by Bertone. Carlo Abarth’s claims could not be met, which is why he handed this order over to Zagato. Zagato finally satisfied Carlo Abarth with a “double bubble” version.
Shortly after the first vehicles were completed, one of them was used in the 1956 Mille Miglia, where it successfully took second place in its class. As a result, the vehicle came into the field of vision of many private drivers, which is why a total of five vehicles took to the start of the Mille Miglia in the following year. In 1958 and 1959 another Fiat Abarth 750 took part very successfully in the 12h of Sebring.
The popularity of the vehicle increased significantly, which is why other versions came onto the market.
The Record Monza, the Spyder and a Cinquecento.
Now you are probably wondering what does the name SESTIERE mean?
In 1959, such a vehicle took part in the Winter-Rallye Sestriere, a European championship race, in and around the city of Sestriere near Turin and achieved overall victory. In order to celebrate this success properly, a special body should be developed in a small series of 20 vehicles…. the sestriere.
This special series ran under the construction number 42, like the vehicle we see here.
10 vehicles were provided with a steel body and 10 with an aluminum body.
Our vehicle here has a steel body with an aluminum hood at the front and rear.
In addition, plexiglass panes on the rear side windows, front disc brakes and ventilated drum brakes at the rear.
In such small series, each vehicle is a kind of unique piece and usually differs from the others in details.
Here we have the headlights with an oval-shaped cover that adapts perfectly to the face of the little Italian.
The vehicle is very original and proudly shows its subtle contemporary patina, which makes it really charming.
With this Abarth, the entire technology was checked and a service was carried out.
The tank was restored, an oil change with filter was carried out, 4 new spark plugs were installed, the carburetor was readjusted, and fuel lines and fuel filters were replaced.
Now it’s time to get in – drive off!
Here at 100 km / h you feel like you’re on the racetrack, pure fun and without unnecessary electronics. Simple elegance.
In the client’s order. Errors and changes excepted.