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We are all too familiar with the road going entertainment that 1300 cubic centimeters of internal combustion fury can unleash when packaged in a lightweight rear-wheel drive car. Our own personal version of this winning formula is not nearly as stylish as this 1967 Fiat 1300 Abarth 2-door Coupe. The Fiat Abarth fastback 2+2 has evidently had a complete going over, with modern components added throughout for maximum driving amusement. The 1300cc rump rocket has been uprated with a modern starter for getting air through the carburetor on start up, and a ceramicoated exhaust manifold to help keep heat away from the two-into-four intake during spirited gear rowing. This car begs to be pummeled up, and then back down the most narrow and twisting of mountain road for as many hours there are in the day. Our only reservation is that the on board tool kit does not include a two-pound short handle sledgehammer and English-to-Italian pocket dictionary. From the seller’s description:
This 1968 Fiat Abarth 1300 has the original AB204 stamped engine. The car underwent a recent restoration to include complete disassembly, professional body work and paint, interior restored including new headliner and rubber mats. Electrical system, cooling system and water pump were rebuilt with modern internal parts. Gauges and lights are in working order. Transaxle disassembled for inspection and replacement of the metal speedo gear, NOS set of 4 Koni Red adjustable shock absorbers were installed, exhaust manifold and downpipes were ceramic coated for heat insulation, exhaust system heat shielding fiberglass wrap and heat shield were installed, new modern gear reduction starter. This Abarth comes complete with service and ownership documents dating from 1973 and even includes letters to and from the founders of the Abarth Register when the previous owner joined. The car received a windshield sticker with the number 021 in its original condition.
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