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1961 Fiat-Abarth 750 Record Monza by Zagato

£75,000 - £90,000

RM | Sotheby's - LONDON 7 SEPTEMBER 2016


Chassis No.
Engine No.
860214
100.000 775096

Documents: Bill of Sale

  • Rare, Abarth Classiche-certified 750 Record Monza
  • Includes original invoice from Abarth & Co.
  • Stunning Zagato coachwork
  • Class winner and 3rd overall in the 1961 Gran Premio di Independencia
  • Driven by Umberto Maglioli

75 hp, 747 cc inline four-cylinder engine, two twin-choke Weber carburettors, front upper trailing arms with lower transverse leaf spring and hydraulic dampers, rear trailing arms with coil springs and hydraulic dampers, and four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 2,000 mm

Addendum

Please note that this car's original twin-cam "Bialbero" engine has been replaced with a single-cam engine.


In July 1957, Abarth committed to fund a record-breaking car to race around the Monza circuit for four days. The car took 15 new records, including the fastest average speed of 165.376 kph for 72 hours straight.

At the 1958 Paris Motor Show, Abarth launched and renamed the 750 GT Zagato into the 750 Record Monza Zagato. This was in honour of the results achieved a year earlier with the record-breaking car. Along with the new name came design updates. The engine now had a specially made dual overhead-cam cylinder head. Zagato also modified the rear-end to include three-quarter windows. Included on the window post was a “Record Monza” badge. Zagato also opted for a standard roof over the double-bubble used on the first series of cars.

During the 1959 season, the more potent Record Monza racked up an impressive series of victories. Four of these cars contested the 12 Hours of Sebring, entered by Team Roosevelt, with complete factory support. The cars finished 1-2-3-4 in class and were predominantly featured in the American press. This success continued overseas, both in circuit racing and in hill climbs.

The 750 Record Monza offered here has racing pedigree and competed in the 1961 Gran Premio di Independencia, winning its class and finishing 3rd overall in the hands of legendary Italian race driver Umberto Maglioli, a former Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 driver.

Presented in excellent condition, and with the benefit of Abarth Classiche certification, it would be a welcome entrant to a wide variety of driving events.

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