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1959 Fiat Abarth 750 GT Zagato

Posted May 23, 2024 | Hits
Make: Fiat
Model: Abarth
Country: USA
Region: NY
City: Staten Island
Zip: 10302
Body Style: Coupe
Year: 1959
Mileage: 25000 Miles
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Gasoline
Doors: 2
Color: Red
Engine: Fiat
Condition: Used
1959 Fiat Abarth 750 Record Monza GT Zagato.

Complete mechanical restoration including fresh, correct 750 engine. Fresh paint in red on a corrosion free body and rust free chassis. Original Zagato interior. It was a street car that had never been raced. It is a perfect street driver, equally at home or on the track.

INTERIOR: The blue interior is original. All door panels, side panels, and headliner are the original pieces that came with the car when new. The seats were restored and covered with the original pattern. Luggage tray behind the seat is new. The original one comes with the car. Carpets are new. The original rubber mats are also included with the sale. All the interior rubber parts are new. Steering wheel, gauges, switches, and dash lights are original. All aluminum parts were professionally polished. Any chrome parts that needed to be re-chromed were completely refinished. All glass is original. The rear vent window is glass and the vent flaps are operational. Door window mechanisms have been cleaned and painted. The door opening and closing mechanism has been painted and checked. The driver’s side outside door lock works and the keys are included.

BODY: The body is aluminum and was stripped by hand, prepped, and sealed. After sanding, it was painted, sanded, and buffed. Hood and engine covers inside were left bare showing the aluminum finish. Doors open and close properly and have correct gaps. Polished aluminum bumpers are original. All trim pieces are original and have been polished or re-chromed. The trim around the windows and rain gutter has been polished. The floor pans were replaced on both sides because of metal fatigue under the seats.

SUSPENSION: All suspension was removed and rebuilt. Front leaf spring taken apart, cleaned, and painted. Proper rubber strips were put between all leaves. All bushings were replaced. For racing, a front spring centering bar was added to help maintain suspension alignment under hard cornering. Koni adjustable shocks (as original) were tested and painted with original decals installed. I have the original Konis that were on the car when purchased that will go with the sale. The front wheel bearings were replaced and packed. Rear suspension was cleaned and painted and coil springs were checked. All wheel rims were stripped, checked, and painted. The tires on the car are Yokohama, 145x12 - 372 series.

BRAKES: New master cylinder, wheel cylinders, and all new brake lines were installed. The car has original drum brakes all around. Brake shoes are a competition compound. All springs on backing plates were replaced.

TRANSAXLE: The gearbox is the original D-style without emergency brake. It is one of the first of the Abarths with a D-style gearbox. The gearbox was resealed and checked. Stub axles are fine splined and have been tested for cracks. The clutch has a new disc and new clutch cable.

FUEL SYSTEM: The original fuel tank with all new fuel lines is connected to the original Weber Type 32IMPE carburetor, Serial #18201. There is an electronic fuel pump under the front tray with 2 fuel filters.

ELECTRONICS: All wiring has been checked, cleaned, and dielectric grease installed on all contacts. All lights including signal lights are functional. Windshield wiper motor removed, cleaned, and checked. Windshield washer bag is original with new lines and plunger. The generator and starter were rebuilt and tested. The regulator was tested with the generator.

COOLING SYSTEM: The radiator was cleaned and flow tested. All cooling hoses were replaced. An auxiliary aluminum racing radiator was installed under the car as original.

CURRENT ENGINE: The engine currently in the car is a 903cc Fiat 850 engine that was purchased new from Alfa’s Unlimited. Engine facts: Reverse rotation competition camshaft. .040 pistons with Deves rings. Full floating piston pins. Rods polished. Distributor drive shaft gear oiler installed. Cylinder head in excellent condition, ported, and polished to match exhaust and intake. Rocker arms polished. Carburetor is a Weber, original to car. Distributor is Abarth with tach drive. Air cleaner is original. Headers and muffler are the original with the tips re-chromed. External oil filter. This engine was made to look like a 750 engine. The 903cc Fiat 850 engines were widely raced in SCCA H Production and have proven to be extremely reliable, powerful replacement units in 600 Fiat based race and street driven vintage race cars.

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