Twin headed monster: Abarth 1000 “Bialbero” engine


“Bialbero” means twin cam: it is the top feature for a classic Abarth engine. They made it this way with three displacements: 750, 1,000, 1,300 and 2,000 cc. These engines are very rare to fine alone: they generally belong to cars which have been destroyed or they were removed from their native cars as they were broken (and then replaced with “common” engine). Of course this is not the engine you can use to make a swap in your italian car: these are race engines which wake up just after 4,000 rpm and they can’t be pushed beyond 6,500 rpm, otherwise it could be very easy to destroy them. Of course this is a rebuilt engine and it is ready to be installed in your classic Abarth if you’re ready to spend a lot: to most people the asking price could sound crazy but indeed it’s not: a 2,000 cc could scrape (and even go further) the $100K roof. Find it for sale at $52,500 here in Palermo, Italy.


10 thoughts on “Twin headed monster: Abarth 1000 “Bialbero” engine

  1. Nice find.
    Certainly the upper rpm you have posted is a misprint. I know vintage racers that use Bialbero (750) He shifts at 7100 and uses 7800 as absolute limit.


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