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1959 Abarth 850 Coupe Scorpione (Allemano)

Abarth 850 Coupé Scorpione (Allemano), 1959
Abarth 850 Coupé Scorpione (Allemano), 1959
Abarth 850 Coupé Scorpione (Allemano), 1959
Abarth 850 Coupé Scorpione (Allemano), 1959
Abarth 850 Coupé Scorpione (Allemano), 1959
Abarth 850 Coupé Scorpione (Allemano), 1959
Abarth 850 Coupé Scorpione (Allemano), 1959
Abarth 850 Coupé Scorpione (Allemano), 1959
Abarth 850 Coupé Scorpione (Allemano), 1959
Abarth 850 Coupé Scorpione (Allemano), 1959
Abarth 850 Coupé Scorpione (Allemano), 1959
Abarth 850 Coupé Scorpione (Allemano), 1959
Abarth 850 Coupé Scorpione (Allemano), 1959
Abarth 850 Coupé Scorpione (Allemano), 1959
Abarth Cisitalia-Argentina Coupé Scorpione (Allemano), 1960-62
Abarth Cisitalia-Argentina Coupé Scorpione (Allemano), 1960-62
Abarth 760/800/850 Coupé Scorpione - Brochure
Abarth 760/800/850 Coupé Scorpione - Brochure
Abarth 760/800/850 Coupé Scorpione - Brochure
Abarth 760/800/850 Coupé Scorpione - Brochure
Design Sketch by Giovanni Michelotti, 1959
Design Sketch by Giovanni Michelotti, 1959
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The Fiat-Abarth 750/850 is a series of sporting cars by the Italian firm Abarth & C. of Turin, Italy in the 1950s and 1960s. The cars used the floorpan of the Fiat 600, but were fitted with Abarth’s modified engines. There were derivatives, which were sold as the Fiat-Abarth 850, Fiat-Abarth 1000, and Abarth Monomille (1000 pushrod). Abarth also offered a number of bodyworks by coachbuilders, most famously Zagato, but also Allemano and others.

The Allemano Coupe model was more elegant and comfortable than Zagato’s version, but heavier and less sporting. In its day, the Abarth Allemano Coupe was very well received but sold in very small numbers. At a price of $3,385, it was in direct price competition with the Porsche Speedster and Alfa Romeo Giuletta Spider. The exact number built is not known, but it is generally agreed that the total is less than 200. In the book The Italian Car Registry by John de Boer, less than 30 of the nearly 600 Abarth 750/850 GT cars listed are Allemano coupes.


Although it was based on the Fiat 600 floorpan, the Abarth "Scorpione" looked like a "million dollar baby" thanks to it's elegantly shaped body. The design from Michelloti and adapted by Allemano, was presented at the Frankfurt in 1959. With a longitudinaly mounted engione of 833cc (847 on the later S version) and a Weber carburator, the Allemano "Scorpione" had an output of 52 bhp (and 57 for the S). That, allied to the light body, allowed this very rare car to reach 160km/h.
Source: coachbuildpedia.com; www.ultimatecarpage.com
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