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1955 Abarth 207A Sports Racer / 001 Vehicle Information

1955 Abarth 207A photograph

1955 Abarth 207A photograph

1955 Abarth 207A photograph

1955 Abarth 207A photograph

1955 Abarth 207A photograph

1955 Abarth 207A photograph

1955 Abarth 207A photograph

1955 Abarth 207A photograph

1955 Abarth 207A photograph

1955 Abarth 207A photograph

1955 Abarth 207A photograph

1955 Abarth 207A photograph

1955 Abarth 207A photograph

1955 Abarth 207A photograph

1955 Abarth 207A photograph

1955 Abarth 207A photograph

1955 Abarth 207A photograph

1955 Abarth 207A photograph

1955 Abarth 207A photograph

1955 Abarth 207A photograph

1955 Abarth 207A photograph

1955 Abarth 207A photograph

1955 Abarth 207A photograph

1955 Abarth 207A photograph

1955 Abarth 207A photograph

1955 Abarth 207A photograph

1955 Abarth 207A photograph

1955 Abarth 207A photograph

1955 Abarth 207A photograph

1955 Abarth 207A photograph

1955 Abarth 207A photograph

1955 Abarth 207A photograph

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Sold for $362,500 at 2019 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island.
The Abarth 207/A was the first of Carlo Abarth's serial-produced sports racers. Prior to this, he had gained fame for his high-performance tuning of Fiat, Ferrari, Porsche and Cisitalia automobiles. The Abarth 207/A was created at the insistence of importer Tony Pompeo, who recognized a need and a market for a 1100 sports car in the United States. This particular example was the first example completed and would be followed by an additional nine examples.

The 207/A was given a 1089cc overhead valve four-cylinder engine fitted with twin Weber 36 DO4 carburetors and delivered nearly 70 horsepower. The engine was mated to a four-speed manual gearbox and hydraulic drum brakes were placed at all four corners. The chassis was a unique sheet-steel platform that was clothed in aluminum coachwork by Carrozzeria Boano of Turin. Its design was penned by Giovanni Michelotti who gave it knife-edged aerodynamics with low-slung flanks.

Chassis number 011 was sold to John Bentley, who entered it in the 1955 12 Hours of Sebring with co-driver Jim McGee. It was later raced at Thompson and Watkins Glen in 1955, and achieved a top speed record at Daytona Beach that year.

The second owner was Max Goldman Jr. who continued its racing career by entering it at events throughout the Midwest during the late 1950s. Subsequent owners may have raced it various races on the West Coast. In 1986, it was raced in historic events with George Simmons and later Courtney Whitlock. Mr. Whitlock had the car restored by Jim Proffit and then entered it in numerous historic motor sports and concours events between 2004 and 2010. Around 2010, it entered the care of another owner who had Epifani Restorations of Berkeley, California, perform an exhaustive restoration of the mechanical systems including rebuilding the engine, transmission, brakes, and differential. The car later entered the care of its current owner, who conducted a cosmetic restoration that brought the car back to its original splendor.

In 2018, the car completed the Colorado Grand.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2019


2019 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $400,000-USD $500,000 
Sale Price :
USD $362,500

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(Data based on Model Year 1955 sales)
1955 Abarth 207/A
Chassis#: 001
Sold for USD$362,500
  2019 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
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Chassis information for the Abarth 207A
1955 Sports Racer
Coachbuilder: Boano
Chassis information for the Abarth 207A
1955 Sports Racer
Coachbuilder: Boano

Chassis information for the Abarth 207A
1955 Sports Racer
Coachbuilder: Boano
Chassis Num: 001
Engine Num: 103P.000 1549681

1955 Abarth 207A

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