Sunday, February 07, 2010
A Car That Can Make You Smile AND Win LCP
Our good friend Stacy who ran her 1957 Fiat 600 Abarth with us during the 2007 La Carrera Panamericana is selling one of her cars. Having personally seen this car perfom well I can assure you it would make a great addition to anyone's collection let alone a proven performer should you want to take on La Carrera panamericana and the price is right.
1957 Fiat 600 abarth vintage race car: SCCA, VARA, La Carrera Panamericana
Description - This is a one of a kind vintage turnkey race car in great condition. It is currently set up for vintage racing: road racing and road rallies. It is also street legal (licensed and titled)
History- In the history section; this car has been raced for over 20 years on the west coast with numerous wins and many top 5's, it has competed with Vara, SCCA, SWMS and pro auto, and participated in the 2007 La Carrera Panamerican, An historic 7 day road rally across Mexico with competitors from all over the globe. The car had the smallest displacement in the race and therefore was started last in the 100 car field, It not only finished every stage and every day of the race without a mechanical failure, it crossed the finish line in the top 50, ahead of many cars with V8"s and many times the displacement, and support. It won the popular award and was one of the few Carrera cars featured in the Automovil Magazine (see pic). It is also featured is the book La Carrera Panamericana – “The World’s Greatest Road Race!” by John Tipler. If you are familiar, with the Carrera Panamericana the you will have an idea of the capabilities of this car: many cars with engines more expensive than the cost of this car do not finish the race;)
There is a YouTube clip of the car racing in the La Carrera. Go to Youtube.com and type in the title La Carrera Panamericana 2007 Fiat and watch/listen to the car race by.
The car comes with all receipts in a hard bound binder
· 903cc based race engine. Abarth type cooling system with PBS pump and two radiators and electric fan (fan does not need to operate unless the car is not moving in extreme temperatures) Custom exhaust with built in silencer.
· fuel cell
· 4 speed fiat 600D based with 9/39 ring and pinion: shifts perfectly in all gears.
· No rust and appears to have not had any rust repairs. Coated with sound proofing material.
· Back rear and rear windows are lexan. Orrigional glass windows will be included
Front Suspension: Original configuration Abarth type racing leaf spring
Rear Suspension: Original configuration with race modification (lowered stiffer springs)
Steering: original rebuilt
Brakes: Front disk/race, rear Abarth aluminium finned type
· 13in aluminum
· 2x Corbeau seats
· 2x 5 point racing belts.
· Rally computer
· Fire system
· 6 point roll cage
· Spare set wheel identical to ones on the car. Spare of original front drum brake set up. Complete set of Koni shocks
Selling Price is $16,500.
Please email me with any questions you have regarding the car.