Today’s car is a 1958 Fiat-Abarth 750 GT Zagato “double bubble” and it is owned by John Sypher. I saw this car at the Manhattan Beach Cars and Coffee held at The Point located in El Segundo, CA on the last Saturday of every month. This Aluminum bodied car was raced in Canada by four of its previous owners until the 1990s. The car It is finished in factory Blue with a Red and Black interior. It is powered by a 45 hp, 45.6 cu in, 0.7 liter, in line 4 cylinder, with a single barrel Weber carburetor. Transferring that power to the rear wheels through a 4-speed manual transaxle with 4.55:1 rear end gear ratio. Helping slow this beauty down Fiat Baldwin drum brakes, The front suspensions is Independent with transverse leaf springs. The rear suspension is Independent, coil springs and swing axles. The Campagnolo 13 inch magnesium alloy wheels are a perfect addition for this car. Design features include aluminum bumperettes, win sail panel vents on each side, and a double-bubble roof profile that carries onto the rear engine cover to provide engine clearance and cold air intake. It also includes low-profile aluminum door handles, the one on the right side wears scrapes that are said to have been caused by the car rolling on its side during a race,
The original MSRP was around $3,455.00. According to Hagerty evaluation tool, one in this condition excellent to concours condition would sell in the $161,000.00 to $214,000.00 range. There were 261,956 Fiats built from 1958 with with 294 double bubble tops, The published top speed was 89 mph with a 0-60 mph time of 15.3 seconds.
This rare car that represents the post war European market. This car has drawn car enthusiast at concours shows and all other car events and will continue to do so. Beautiful. Thanks for riding along. Frank