Yellow bug: 1959 Abarth 750 Record Monza


Let’s end this “Abarth week” with a little princess: a rare Record Monza. Rare not just because it’s rare in itself, but because this particular car is one of the very few cars still pushed by the original twin cam engine.


The little 750 twin cam (“Bialbero”) was indeed an high powered (in a relative way) engine which, if not properly managed, was prone to break. These engines need an accurate run in and warm-out period and, last but not least, they “eat” a lot of oil so most of them were destroyed and replaced with a common pushrod units.


This particular car has always been an italian car (still carries the original black plates) and clearly well cared: the car looks perfect and it belongs to the same collection which included the two cars featured this week. The documentation includes also a letter from Zagato which certifies that the car (chassis #623916) has been built by them in July 1959. All this good has a price, which is not low at all: find it for sale at €158,000 (today $183,000) here in Grumello, Italy.


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