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Fiat Abarth 750 Zagato Double Bubble : 1958

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This 1958 Fiat Abarth 750 Zagato Double Bubble is a perfect example of when artistry was part of the automotive industry.


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1958 Fiat 750 Abarth Zagato "Double Bubble".

The 1958 750 Fiat Abarth Zagato Double Bubble. The now classic shape that was originally penned and formed by Italian coachbuilder, the great, Zagato. It is instantly recognized and sought after all over the world. This is probably the single finest design of the 50′s. Its reputation as a perfect combination of form and function was further enhanced and refined when used again on the very limited production Aston Martin Zagato DB4.

These rare and very special alloy bodied cars were produced with the cooperation of Fiat, Carlo Abarth, and Zagato Coachworks, and meant for street use and racing if desired. The distinctive Zagato bodywork is what sets them apart from all their contemporary competitors. The 1250lb curb weight made the diminutive Abarth responsive and quicker than cars with more displacement. It helped sales that they were a very successful car in the 750cc race class.

These cars were hand built and varied in trim and details thru the short production run. They were very expensive cars to construct, so relatively few were made and the complexities of repairing the alloy bodywork insured that few good examples still survive. If exposed to salt, or subjected to defend itself against much heavier cars, the poor little Abarth car was the loser.

The rear windscreen and side windows are all original glass and are etched with the same 3-11-55 date codes.

The engine appears to be a 600D unit and is fitted with the proper 750 Abarth carb, hand fabricated Abarth intake manifold, air cleaner, proper water outlet, special Abarth mechanical tach drive under distributor.

Wheels are 12 inch with the unique Abarth hubcaps fitted. Spare is fitted to the front luggage compartment.

Car has all the original gauges and switches, as it left the factory while still installed in the original dash. The seats are the originals and the interior is a combination of recent and vintage re trim that fits with the overall patina of the car. Luggage compartment is finished with the aluminum engine turned trim at the opening, and the fuel tank is original.

(source: Robert Macherione’s Sports Car Shop in Eugene, Oregon evolved over the years, starting with service and eventually adding restoration and sales.)


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1958 Fiat 750 Abarth Zagato "Double Bubble".

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1958 Fiat 750 Abarth Zagato "Double Bubble".

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1958 Fiat 750 Abarth Zagato "Double Bubble".

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1958 Fiat 750 Abarth Zagato "Double Bubble".

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1958 Fiat 750 Abarth Zagato "Double Bubble".

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1958 Fiat 750 Abarth Zagato "Double Bubble".

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1958 Fiat 750 Abarth Zagato "Double Bubble" emblem.

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1958 Fiat 750 Abarth Zagato "Double Bubble".

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1958 Fiat 750 Abarth Zagato "Double Bubble" engine.

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