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Abarth sports cars: books - models and technology

A book on Abarth sports cars? Here are books on the models, engines and technology of Abarth and Fiat-Abarth sports cars.

Abarth 850 TC e 1000

The Fiat Abarth 850 TC played a major role in the evolution of Italian motoring following the Second World War. In a historical period in which passion for cars and speed knew no social boundaries in Italy, the Abarth 850 Turismo Competizione models represented the most eye-catching and widespread aspect of a sporting phenomenon that caught up an entire generation of young people, making a decisive contribution to the diffusion of motorsport across a broad social spectrum.

The era of the unforgettable 850 TC and 1000 models capable of remarkable performance for cars derived from mass production utility cars, is described in this book, along with a complete record of 850 TC and 1000 Abarth's competition success throughout the world in the Turismo, Turismo Speciale and Preparato categories and their effect on the automotive market of the time.
A fascinating story that has lost none of its appeal today and one highly evocative of times in which we all might have thought about driving to a track on a Sunday to race in person.

Text in Italian.

Author:Aligi Deganello, Elvio Deganello
Specs:216 pages, 27 x 24.5 cm / 10.6 x 9.7 in, paperback
Illustrations:200+ b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Giorgio Nada Editore (IT, 2001)
Book: Abarth 850 TC e 1000

Abarth 850 TC e 1000

Language: Italian

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Fiat Abarth 595 / 695 monoalbero - Radiografia del motopropulsore

In 1962, out of a commercial necessity, an idea was born at Abarth that was developed by the design team, including the author, which resulted in a phenomenal success in the European automotive world.
It is for this reason that ASI Service has decided to publish this manuscript, dense with memories but above all with drawings and technical diagrams, of how the twin-cylinder powerplants of the Abarth 595 and 695 were developed and industrially produced.

Text in Italian.

Author:Gianfranco Bossù
Specs:312 pages, 29.5 x 21 cm / 11.6 x 8.25 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous drawings
Publisher:Libreria ASI Service (IT, 2015)
Book: Fiat Abarth 595 / 695 monoalbero - Radiografia del motopropulsore

Fiat Abarth 595 / 695 monoalbero - Radiografia del motopropulsore

Language: Italian

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Motori Fiat Abarth Bialbero - 700, 750 e 850 cc derivati dalla '600'

Turin, autumn 1956, when the economic conditions of the company allowed him, Mr. Abarth and his technicians set a new goal; to enter as protagonists in the limited group of "Bialbero" sports engine manufacturers.
As always, Mr. Abarth did not choose ease but chose the most difficult way, that of transforming the simple and excellent Fiat 600 production engine into a racing unit. Thus was born the 750 Bialbero engine, the first of a family of engines that won on all circuits and became World Champions in their categories.

Text in Italian.

Author:Gianfranco Bossù
Specs:342 pages, 24 x 16.5 cm / 9 x 6.5 in, hardback
Illustrations:numerous b&w photographs and drawings
Publisher:Libreria ASI Service (IT, 2019)
Book: Motori Fiat Abarth Bialbero - 700, 750 e 850 cc derivati dalla '600'

Motori Fiat Abarth Bialbero - 700, 750 e 850 cc derivati dalla '600'

Language: Italian

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Fiat Abarth 1000 Monoalbero - Radiografia tecnica del motopropulsore

This volume tells in detail the technical history of a project born from the fervent and uncommon will of a man: Carlo Abarth. Modest but brilliant, he knew how to develop an already exceptional engine, that of the FIAT 600.
This "radiography" shows how the idea was born and developed that transformed a solid production engine into a real and refined racing unit. In eight years of research the Abarth technicians brought this from 27 to 112 hp in the latest version of the engine with polispheric chamber, commonly known as "1000 Radiale".

Text in Italian.

Author:Gianfranco Bossù
Specs:512 pages, 29.5 x 21 cm / 11.6 x 8.25 in, paperback
Illustrations:photographs and drawings
Publisher:Libreria ASI Service (IT, 2019)
Book: Fiat Abarth 1000 Monoalbero - Radiografia tecnica del motopropulsore

Fiat Abarth 1000 Monoalbero - Radiografia tecnica del motopropulsore

Language: Italian

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Fiat Abarth 1000 Bialbero - Radiografia tecnica del motopropulsore

Always on the lookout for new challenges, Mr Abarth, who was present at the first assembly of the 1000 Monoalbero, called Mr Fochi and the author (Bossù ) aside and asked them to verify the possibility of fitting the 750 cc Bialbero cylinder head on that block. He added that with such an engine he could set new category records before the presentation of the Coupé Monomille at the Turin Motor Show. The fitting was successful and thus another Scorpion jewel was born!

Text in Italian.

Author:Gianfranco Bossù
Specs:344 pages, 29.5 x 21 cm / 11.6 x 8.25 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous drawings
Publisher:Libreria ASI Service (IT, 2019)
Book: Fiat Abarth 1000 Bialbero - Radiografia tecnica del motopropulsore

Fiat Abarth 1000 Bialbero - Radiografia tecnica del motopropulsore

Language: Italian

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Motori Abarth Simca Bialbero 1000, 1300, 1450 cc

This volume, like the four that preceded it, tells the true story of a 4-cylinder Bialbero born from the will of a man, Eng. Hruska, who deeply believed in the technical abilities of his friend Carlo Abarth and in the men that the latter had chosen as collaborators.
Born among many difficulties, this adventure, even if short-lived, magnified itself with many successes and victories throughout Europe: 9 first places in 1962, the year of its debut.

The birth and evolution of the 1300 cc and its derivatives: 1000, 1150 and 1450 cc are reported in the simplest way with diagrams, tables, materials, adjustments and the relative results of the bench and road tests.

Text in Italian.

Author:Gianfranco Bossù
Specs:334 pages, 29.5 x 21 cm / 11.6 x 8.25 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous b&w photographs and drawings
Publisher:Libreria ASI Service (IT, 2017)
Book: Motori Abarth Simca Bialbero 1000, 1300, 1450 cc

Motori Abarth Simca Bialbero 1000, 1300, 1450 cc

Language: Italian

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Abarth 124 Spider - Past & Present / Passato e presente

In 1966 the Fiat 124 Sport Spider forcefully bursts into the sports car market with an extremely elegant line and the world's first twin-shaft engine driven by a toothed belt. Private drivers immediately appreciate its great road qualities and use it both in speed racing and in rallies.
In 1970 the private individuals Alcide Paganelli and Ninni Russo win the Italian Rally Championship; in 1972 private individuals Lele Pinto and Gino Macaluso, assisted by the manufacturer, won the Mitteleuropean Championship (Mitropa Cup).

In the same year, Abarth prepares the absolute weapon for the Squadra Corse, which becomes official. In three years of rallying at the highest level, the Fiat Abarth 124 Rally enters the legend, capturing numerous successes and winning the European Championship in 1975 and the Italian Rally Championship in 1974 and 1975.
In 2016 the model long regretted by enthusiasts returns in a guise all new, very modern and technological, which in every way draws on the great tradition of the past.

The book tells the evolution of the 124 Sport Spider in the various displacements and of the 124 Abarth Rally and summarizes their racing events in seven chapters. Finally, it covers the genesis of the new Abarth 124 from design to competitive debut.
The texts are supported by over 300 images of the time and current, many of which unpublished, by detailed technical sheets, lists of "racing" plates and other important documents for the knowledge and correct conservation of the models.

Author:Elvio Deganello, Roberto Valentini
Specs:210 pages, 28 x 24 cm / 11 x 9 in, paperback
Illustrations:300+ b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Libreria ASI Service (IT, 2017)
Book: Abarth 124 Spider - Past & Present / Passato e presente

Abarth 124 Spider - Past & Present / Passato e presente

Language: English + Italian

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Related titles:

Abarth: Racing Cars - Collection 1949-1974

Abarth : Racing Cars - Collection 1949-1974

Stefan Bogner

English + German | hardback | 420 p. | 2018

Il mistero 204 - La prima Abarth, l'ultima Cisitalia

Il mistero 204 - La prima Abarth, l'ultima Cisitalia

Sergio Lugo, Alessandro Scagliarini, Mario Simoni

Italian | paperback | 128 p. | 2011

Abarth - Voitures de course 1949-1974

Abarth - Voitures de course 1949-1974

Stefan Bogner

French | hardback | 392 p. | 2021

Abarth - Granturismo da corsa / Racing GTS 1949-1971

Abarth 1949-1971 - Gran Turismo 'Da Corsa' / Racing GTS

Renato Donati

Italian | paperback | 280 p. | 2016

Abarth 1949-1971 - Sport e Prototipi

Abarth 1949-1971 - Sport e Prototipi

Renato Donati

Italian | paperback | 192 p. | 2021

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