Double Your Fun: ’59 Abarth 750 Zagato
Take one Fiat 600 chassis, add a smart business man who knew how to get the most out of a car, and you get an Abarth 750 Zagato. Carlo Abarth wore a few hats before he set out to build his own line or racing cars. He saw a void in the “drive to the track, race, and drive home” class and he set out to fill that segment with cars branded Abarth. By basing the cars on a Fiat 600 chassis, he was able to provide a capable racer at an affordable price. That strategy paid off as he maximized sales to privateer racers. The Derivazione 750 Abarth Zagato made its debut at the 1955 Turin Auto show and began its racing career in 1956. It was successful right from the start with many European wins including the ’57 Mille Miglia sweep. We call them “Double Bubbles” because of the distinctive roof humps that some say improve aerodynamics in addition to providing more room for the piloti. We actually had our eyes on this DB when it was in our Go To Shop, Auto Turismo Sport. It is in very nice, race-car condition and we are sure ATS’s Steve M. has made sure everything is in race-ready condition. The Abarth has been actively campaigned in VSCCA and would be welcome at any event. The Abarth has been for sale for some time as we found internet ads going back to January. We are not sure why some fan of Etceterini hasn’t snapped this one up yet. Contact the seller by clicking here.