Evaluation: Cracked and chipped old repaint while assembled. Good, stretched upholstery. Dull gauges. Orderly engine compartment. Old undercoat in the wheel wells. An exciting but unimpressively presented Abarth.
Bottom Line: This Fiat-Abarth-Zagato has covered about 800 miles since it was sold by Gooding at Scottsdale in 2008 for $88,000 and they must have been enjoyable, especially if they involved some track time. This isn’t a top of the value curve Bialbero (dohc) engine but it is plenty powerful and recalls the Roosevelt Motors team of similar Double Bubbles that dominated small displacement SCCA racing in the 1960s. This is a fair result for the underlying car, but generous for the mediocre condition.