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Saturday, March 19, 2016

This 1966 Fiat Abarth 1000 TC Corsa Auction Will Get Your Heart Racing


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1966 Fiat Abarth 1000 TC Corsa

The Fiat Abarths of the 1960s were hugely popular cars in the racing world. Carlo Abarth worked magic on the little Italian engine and an example of that fine craftsmanship is heading to auction. This 1966 Fiat Abarth TC Corsa, to be exact.

This car was designed specifically for racing the European Touring Car Championships of the day. Abarth bored out the Fiat ‘D’ block engine to a 750cc, then an 850cc, and finally a 1000cc. The addition of new internal components, a special intake manifold, and exhaust system brought output up to 85 horsepower.

1966 Fiat Abarth 1000 TC Corsa Rear

The car up for auction is an original works-built car. It was restored by Middle Barton Garage back in 2009/2010 and has spent time in plenty of hill climbs including the Vernasca Silver Flag in Piacenza, Italy. The car comes with full documentation and restoration invoices and photographs.

It’s currently powered by a correct Abarth A112 engine and has Girling disc brakes with 3-pot callipers and a 5-speed dog box transmission. It’s up for sale through Bonham’s with an expected sale price between $71,000 and $99,000. It’s ready to race if you’ve got the cash to make it yours.

1966 Fiat Abarth 1000 TC Corsa Interior