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abarth cars - community => fiat abarth zagato 500 => Topic started by: guy moerenhout on December 18, 2006, 12:32:01 AM

Title: zagato 500 abarth coupe
Post by: guy moerenhout on December 18, 2006, 12:32:01 AM
very rare and one off the most wanred 500 derived ,hope will come lots off info and photo even from lookelike like the Steyr .Guido its up to you
Title: Re: zagato 500 abarth coupe
Post by: evannice on September 27, 2007, 12:56:52 AM
Here's one in San Diego, not for sale.  The owner took photos next to a Cadillac and posts this information:

"1956 Fiat Abarth 500GT Zagato  -  Sorry, this one is not for sale at this time. 

Thanks to help from John de Boer who maintains The Italian Car Registry and Abarth historian Wilfried Maak I have been able to find much of the history on this car.
Luigi Argenti of Bologna purchased this car from the factory on April 26, 1958 and apparently entered it the very next day in the hillclimb at San Marino and won the 500 GT class.
Prior to this,  we are most certain it was the 1957 Turin Show car due to several unique features it exhibits to this day.  These same features identify it as the prototype of the small run 500 GT Zagatos.
There is much more to be leaned about this rare car and I hope to do that in the future.  If anyone has photos of this car in period please contact me."

Title: Re: zagato 500 abarth coupe
Post by: guy moerenhout on June 07, 2012, 09:14:52 AM
from Dolf Geervliet
Title: Re: zagato 500 abarth coupe
Post by: Alfons1972 on June 09, 2012, 08:22:14 AM
very nice car.
on the second picture there is the emblem I am looking for. Look here:  http://forum.abarth-gmr.be/index.php?topic=3951.0 (http://forum.abarth-gmr.be/index.php?topic=3951.0)

Is it possible to get a better image of it? It would be perfect be to get an image exactly from the front of the emblem to try a reproduction... But I see that will not be easy...