Update, same day: As reported by the atcual owner of this car, the original photos have been recycled to be used on a fake ad. Happy 2020 everyone!
January 2, 2020
If we are to be honest, we have not understood much of the ad relating to this car, however the car is particular and therefore deserves to be mentioned.
In fact, we are talking about an Abarth-Simca 1300 GT, one of the hardest to drive berlinettas built in the 60s: an engine with a sharp, hard power delivery, and fully exploitable only by expert hands, an aluminum body, a hard to operate steering wheel and a fantastic noise coming from the 4 in 1 exhaust.
The car presented here seems to be the subject of a restoration that has begun but not yet finished, the seller just says that the car will be sold in the current state with the addition of all the parts needed to reassemble it “otherwise it remains where it is”: we don’t discuss the choice but it wouldn’t have been bad to see more photos of the remaining parts including the twin-cam engine which alone is worth over $100,000. Last but not least, we don’t understand what the first photo matters as it seems a different car. The asking price pblished is fake, of course, so if you want to know it you just need to make a phone call to the seller. Find it for sale here in Latina, Italy.
6 thoughts on “Sleeping predator: 1963 Abarth-Simca 1300 GT”
Total scam!!! The car shown ”under restoration” is my car, many years ago of course!! He stole the photos from the net and made an ad….
Hi Alex, thank you for the report. I’ll update the article, meanwhile you could report the ad on AS24.
These are my photos that have been stolen off my Facebook page I used to own both cars. As my friend Alex above said (who now owns the 1300GT) it is a complete scam.
@Classicvirus. I just reread this and your comment. “we are talking about an Abarth-Simca 1300 GT, one of the worst berlinetta built in the 60s” is utter rubbish and you clearly no nothing about these cars.
Except for the fact that it was a typo probably of some cut and paste. Thanks for pointing it out.
Weird response if it was a typo it’s still incorrect, certainly not one of the hardest GT’s to drive weighing a mere 670KG the Steering is light and responsive It was and still is a beautiful car to drive. I actually owned both these cars the first one was Driven by a certain Jochen Rindt with 2 outright wins and a 3rd against the Works Porsche’s and the 1300 was also an extremely successful car in the European GT championship in fact in its first homologated year in 63 the AS 1300 had 90 victories for Abarth. I currently own one of the most successful Abarth Simca 2 litres RB38 which won its class at the Members meeting at Goodwood in 65. A sublime car driven on the limit. A giant killer.