In 1958 Abarth launched the 750 Record Monza which soon became their most successful pocket racer. The extreme light and aerodynamically aluminum bodywork was made by famous Carrozzeria Zagato giving the car a dry weight of 1,145 lb. Its base engine came from the Fiat 600 and delivered 19 horsepower. The Abarth trim included a rise of the capacity to 747 cc and a double overhead camshaft cylinder head providing 57 horsepower at 7,000 RPM. Top speed was an unbelievable 121 mph.
During the 1959 season, the Record Monza racked up an impressive series of victories. Four of these cars contested the 12 Hours of Sebring entered by Team Roosevelt. They finished 1-2-3-4- and were predominantly featured in the U.S. press.
The original Roosevelt car shown here is believed to be one of those four. Except for fresh paint and new upholstery it is completely unrestored - and with only 5,200 miles (quite possibly the lowest mileage record Monza existing).Also photographed at :