The 1964 Abarth 1000 Berlina Corsa is one of the most successful road-going elaborations of the Fiat 600.
In the summer of 1960 Fiat presented the 600D. This had, among many other improvements, a larger engine (767 cm3), the power increased to 29 hp. Of course, Abarth had to react immediately, and the 850 was born. That it became just 847 cm3, which fit perfectly into the new class created by the Italian racing authorities with up to 850 cm3 displacement, was certainly only a coincidence, even if the good relations of Carlo Abarth to some officials were an open secret. Abarth offered three versions: the 850 with 52 (at 6000/min) for 985’000 Lire*, the 850S with 54 HP (at 6300/min) for 1’025’000 Lire, and finally the not homologated 850SS with 57 HP.
Already in spring 1961 the program was changed again. The offer now only included the 850TC with 52 hp – and a new price of only 850’000 Lire (these were the first effects of the new contract with Fiat). But that was not enough: In September 1961 Abarth won the 500 kilometers on the Nürburgring with a sovereign 1-2-3, sales went up rapidly. And already in November the 850 TC Nürburgring was offered at an extra cost of 50,000 lire, now with 55 hp, significantly improved chassis and disc brakes all around. The 1000 units sold without any problems secured homologation for the Abarth – and came as a shock to the competition, which was non-existent anyway. It became still more violent: Already in July 1962 Abarth put with the 1000er, once more after. The displacement was now 982 cm3, the power increased easily to 60 hp – and the top speed for the series product to a respectable 160 km/h. What you do not really look at him, not even believe – and what increases the already mentioned fun in the Freud’ even further. ( Text from our friends at Radical Mag )
This Fiat Abarth 1000 was built and registered in 1964 in the south of Italy.
The little Racer spent its last years in an Abarth collection in Itlay. It was restored over the last years and is ready to climb the Hills and annoy the Big Racing Cars. Go through the pictures and start bidding
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