A homologated* version of the original FIAT 124 Sport Spider, this Abarth (FIAT’s racing division) 124 car was introduced in 1972 after several changes to the original car.
To the existing 1.8 litre engine, two twin-choke Weber carburettor were installed. The roof, engine bonnet & boot were all fitted with fibreglass panels and the doors were made in aluminium. This car also had specially made exhaust with dual exit muffler. On the inside the centre console, glovebox compartment were eliminated and were provided with Recaro made racing seats. Suspension changes were also made.
At the 22nd edition of the 5200 kms. East Africa Safari Rally, this FIAT Abarth 124 car driven by Italians Sergio Barbasio and Piero Sodano, participated in the race. This car did not finish the race as the car had some clutch problems and therefore had to be towed away.
* a process wherein a street car model after necessary changes has to undergo certain certification process enabling it to participate in races
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|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
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|- Only 799 pieces created|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||14 x 7 x 5|
|Theme||Racing - Rally|