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1959 Abarth 750 GT Zagato

The Abarth 750 Zagato has the familiar Zagato bubble roof top. The Abarth Company was a small Italian tuning company founded in 1950 by Carlo Abarth. Within a short amount of time, the business had established itself as a prominent tuner of vehicles. This vehicle is built atop a Fiat vehicle and powered by a four-cylinder engine. Horsepower was just over 40 which is about double what the standard Fiat engine used. The optional Bialbero GT engine raised horsepower even further. It is matted to a four-speed manual gearbox and has four-wheel hydraulically operated drum brakes.

Most of the projects Abarth undertook were with Fiat vehicles and mechanical components. The results of his work were highly tuned engines, lightweight vehicle, and nimble handling. The cars dominated the smaller classes and often were quicker than the larger, more powerful competition in other classes.

The 750 Zagato Record Monza Coupe was based upon the Fiat 600. It was introduced in 1958. Power came from a Giochino Colombo designed twin cam 750cc engine which was capable of producing 57 horsepower at 7000 RPM. Top speed was in the neighborhood of 180 km/h.

During the 1957, 1958, and 1959 Mille Miglia, the 750 Monza Coupe emerged victorious in their class. Class wins at the 1961 LeMans, Sebring and Daytona Beach races were also among their accomplishments. They racked up many impressive victories in many types of racing, including hill climbs.


by Daniel Vaughan | May 2007

1959 Vehicle Profiles

1959 Abarth 750 GT Zagato vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Zagato

In 1950 a small Italian tuning company was founded by a talented young engineer, Carlo Abarth. Abarth quickly established its new range of small hot rods based on the small Fiat 500 and 600. Most of these early Abarths featured small coupe bodies l....[continue reading]

1959 Abarth 750 GT Zagato vehicle information

Record Monza
Designer: Zagato

Engine Num: 146

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 ....[continue reading]

1959 Abarth 750 GT Zagato vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Zagato

Chassis Num: 563254
Engine Num: 614332

Born in Vienna, Austria, Karl Abarth (1908-1979) became synonymous with modifying and tuning small sports cars, particularly Fiats, in the decades after World War II. A successful motorcycle and sidecar racer in the 1920s, Abarth immigrated to Italy ....[continue reading]

1959 Abarth 750 GT Zagato vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Zagato

Chassis Num: 100 654000
Engine Num: 100 GBS 040 2555127

The Abarth 750 GT Zagato, based on the chassis of the Fiat 600, was birth from the pairing of Abarth and Zagato. Carlo Abarth's ability to tune Fiat's low-displacement engines into true pocket-rockers was renowned, and Zagato's ability to create ultr....[continue reading]

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Record Monza
 
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Chassis #: 563254 
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Chassis #: 100 654000 

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