1968 Abarth 695 SS news, pictures, and information
|Chassis Num: 110F2932898|
|Sold for $18,700 at 2007 RM Auctions.|
Carlo Abarth introduced the 595 in 1963 which was based on the Fiat 500 D. It was meant as a sportscar that everyone could afford and enjoy. The Fiat 500 D was equipped with a vertical twin-cylinder engine that produced 18 horsepower. Abarth's version raised that figure up to 28. The next in the series was the 695 which increased horsepower even further, to 32. The 695 SS was the pinnacle of the series with its 38 horsepower engine in normal guise. A little extra fine-tuning raised that figure to over 50 horsepower.
The 695 came equipped with special cylinder castings. The exhaust ports and manifold pipes were polished. The new valve springs and revised camshaft allowed for the higher engine speeds. An Abarth double outlet silencer was used in place of the original carburetor. Modifications continued throughout the engine, suspension, brakes, and most of the other mechanical components.
This 695 Ss is clothed in dark blue paint scheme with a red interior. There are aftermarket Veglia instruments, a Sparco shifter, racing roll bar and special 10-inch Abarth Cromadora mag wheels with PXV Michelin tires.
It was brought to the 2007 Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction presented by RM Auctions, where it had an estimated value of $30,000 - $40,000. It was offered without reserve and sold for $18,700 including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2007
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