Fiat Abarth 1000 Coupe Bialbero
Carlo Abarth’s 1000 Bialbero, or ‘twin cam’, débuted in 1961 as the successor to the twin-cam Record Monza, and today, it continues to captivate Abarth enthusiasts everywhere. Finished in red with the traditional lightweight Abarth interior and dominated by a central Jaeger mechanical rev counter, chassis 129/0555 was delivered to Italy, registered to its first owner in the Vicenza area and has remained in Italy ever since.
It was acquired by the current owner in 1983 from Giuseppe Ceccon, in Venice, Italy, who in turn had purchased the car from Danilo Calmonte, a well-known Italian event organiser. In 1984, the current owner applied for and received FIA papers for the car, and he subsequently entered a historic race at the Autodromo di Monza, where so many of these cars raced in the 1960s. After the race, he commissioned a full engine rebuild by Abarth specialist Aldo Zannone of Biella, Italy.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in May of 2012 at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco.
91 bhp, 982 cc DOHC inline four-cylinder engine, twin-choke Weber carburettor, four-speed manual gearbox, independent upper wishbone with transverse leaf spring front, coil springs and swing axle rear suspension, and front wheel disc rear wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 1,999 mm (78.7")
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Tom Wood