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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by AceE, Mar 6, 2018.
This one's better:
Speaking of the X1/9, I had occasion to move some boxes of old magazines.
It looks like not or they're not popping up in search... But, they did Spiders w hard top for rally - guess less is more w spider being more suitable for rallying and competing w Lancia Stratos etc... Sample links below of Rally Abarths...
Ah yeah, witness the Fiat in its natural habitat - the local repair place.
very familiar with the 124 spiders.. and the serious grunt of a waffle intake manifold w/ twin 40IDF webers. a blip of those throttles will turn heads any where. that first vid captured it well too. shame they didnt pop the hoods in that one. they were not hugely successful in WRC with the 124s, even with abarths help they were still fragile. the 131s sure solved all the fragility issues though!
the one on the right with the eight headlights looks very spider-ish. lol
what people fail to realize is that it was the local repair shops that gave them that reputation. and dealerships, the dealer techs back then had zero formal training. the learning process came at the customers expense in most cases. and usually if it went in with a minor issue, it left with more and sometimes major ones.
Mean one of zis 131 Abarth Rally's?! Not all Fiats are created equally (bad) I guess...
The middle white Air Italia is way too clean - needs to try harder go faster...
Last one is pedestrian version for Starbucks posers...
This I like a lot... Reminds me of 3.0CSL w ginormous fender flare/extensions... Ok, ok, not 'Talian but that was just across the border in Bavaria...
*imitation is the sincerest form of flattery ;-)
IIRC that particular 131 was dino powered and therefor had to run in the prototype class. think it did get one over-all win in the wet tho. quite an accomplishment considering the competition.
Not quite. Somebody put a sizable spacer in between.
Stop muddling up this thread with facts.
yes please! I do love everything Italian and passion - hence the screen name. I havent had a chance to go through this thread. Ill have some photos to post for sure - but Id like to get caught up first.
I did just learn about this car
Automobili Turismo e Sport
A nod to @Dilligaf0220 in turning me onto this story
As I was listening to this story, I learned about this car that these ex Ferrari Engineers (Bizzarini and Chiti) built - the ATS. I know zero about this car besides what I have been reading today.
It looks like they only built 12 cars. They entered a few races but the car was plagued with issues.
They built a 2.5 flat plane V8 that was later developed for the Alpha Tipo.
its strange but beautiful
Phil Hill drove for them for a while. It seems like the car had a lot of potential - too bad they didnt have more time or resources to develop this
These are from the 2018 Monterey Historics - couldn't go this year.
More Italian goodness - Lancia
Half Italian - Abarth Carrera Porsche