Abarth SE10 2000 cc 250 CV Better than Ferrai 206
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ferrari
- Model: Other
- Trim: Leather
- Year: 1970
- Mileage: 1,000
- Engine size: 4 Cyl
- Drive type: 2
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1970 Ferrari Other
ABARTH 2000 SPORT SE10
Motor: 2.0 L 4 Cylinder 250 CV
One Abarth OT 1300cc will be in auction in USA very soon, see internet, compare to this Abarth 2000 cc ....
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Carlo Abarth was a friend of Dr Ferdinand Porsche, and his son Ferry, and he joined the Porsche design studio when it was working on the Cisitalia Grand Prix project. Abarth, an Austrian ex-motor cyclist (five times Champion of Europe) had settled in Italy before the war so he was the natural choice to liaise between Porsche and Cisitalia.
When the Cisitalia project fell apart, and its patron left Italy, one of the drivers persuaded his father to buy the remaining stock of sports car components and set Abarth up in business. At first he concentrated on tuning equipment for Fiat and other makes, before turning his hand in 1955 to manufacturing complete cars. 1956 saw the introduction of one of his most famous and successful models, the road/racing 750 coupe. Conceived primarily with the fiercely competitive 750 class in mind, the car utilised mainly modified Fiat 600 components. Raising the capacity from 633 cc to 747cc and changing various mechanical parts, Abarth was able to transform a relatively simple vehicle into a truly sturdy car capable of impressive speed and acceleration. Development continued at a prodigious rate, encompassing not only his greatest forte, engine boosting, but also reliability, endurance and safety, all vital ingredients in sports car racing.
In 1962 Abarth was contracted by Simca to produce high performance versions of its 1,000cc rear-engined saloon and this led to the creation of the Simca-Abarth coupe powered by Abarth’s own 1,300cc, twin overhead camshaft, four cylinder engine which, via twin Weber 45DCPE carburettors, produced 147bhp; soon after 1,600, 1,000 and 2,000cc engines followed, the latter with five main bearings. In 1963 and 1964 these cars enjoyed enormous success but the association with Simca ended the following year when Chrysler took over the French company.
In 1968 the 2,000cc engine, still using a Fiat iron cylinder block as its base, would see service in the Fiat-Abarth 236B sports-racing prototype. Featuring a multi-tubular steel spaceframe chassis, suspension was by double wishbones and coil spring/damper units at the front and lower links, radius arms and coil spring/damper units at the rear. The 1,946cc, twin overhead camshaft engine, again fed by twin Weber carburettors and mounted behind the rear axle line, produced 250bhp at 8,000rpm which was transmitted via Abarth’s own five speed gearbox; disc brakes were fitted front and rear. Clothing it all was a fibreglass body with detachable front and rear panels with a wedge-shaped nose and a large Perspex windscreen.
As the 1960s drew to a close Carlo Abarth began to bow to pressure from his head of design, Mario Colucci, who insisted that the way forward in racing car design was the mid-engined configuration, not Abarth’s favoured rear engine layout. By 1970, however, the engines had moved in front of the axle line and a series of sports racing prototypes were built to this design, again incorporating Abarth’s own twin camshaft four cylinder engines of all capacities and new V8 units of three litres; the Sports 2000 car also now had wishbone/coil spring suspension all round with telescopic dampers and adjustable anti-roll bars front and rear.
Having beaten the best of the European factory teams, including Porsche and Ferrari, in both hillclimbs – Austrian Johannes Ortner’s works car would dominate the Competition Sports Car class of the European Mountain Championship in 1969, ’70 and ’71 – and open road races, Abarth set out to win in closed circuit racing as well, such as the European Sports Car Championship for 2.0 litre cars; during the 1970 season the Abarth Sports 2000 recorded fourth places overall at Paul Ricard and in Finland, third places at Salzburgring and in Sweden, a fifth place at Hockenheim and first, second and third places at Mugello where Arturo Merzario led home Kinnunen and van Lennep. Merzario and Kinnunen were also second and third in the Nurburgring 500 Kilometres race and overall in the championship Abarth finished third behind Lola and Chevron.
Chassis 036 is the ex-Brescia Corse Sports 2000 that in 1970 was driven by Luigi Moreschi and PAM in various hillclimbs and races, including the Monza 1,000 Kilometres, Targa Florio, Mugello and Jarama
Luigi Moreschi and PAM raced the Abarth in the Zeltweg 1,000 Kilometres, the latter also contesting the La Mendola Hillclimb while GIBI drove it at the Trento Bondone Hillclimb.
Sandro Munari (the famous Stratos driver ) also drove the car in the Giro di Belgio 1971 which he led until electrical problems caused retirement.
The subject of a no expense-spared restoration within the last 12 months by Moreschi Motor Sport., during which a new cylinder block, crankshaft, pistons, connecting rods, timing gears and other major engine components were fitted – the car is now finished in Original Red Abarth.
Strikingly pretty and perfectly presented, this extremely rapid and famous Abarth, which comes complete with a Historic Technical Passport, is offered in truly excellent and race-ready condition and it would be a highly competitive machine in a variety of historic motor sport events.
Abarth 2000, 16 valves, type 236, with Weber 58DC03 and 250 CV Abarth A139, 5 Speed.Owner history:1970 1st owner: Dott. Belponer (Brescia Corse) - color: red Pilots in1970: Pam - Gibi - Moreschi - 1000 KM Zeltweg - Moreschi Pam, 1st Cat. Sport -Bolzano Mendola - Pam, 1st absolute - Alcamo TP - Pam, 1st absolute1971: change of Frame/chassis numbers to 036 - modified roll-bar - closed top - color: blue Pilots in 1971: Munari - Rally di Belgio - Sandro Munari 1971 2nd owner: Gianfranco Trombetti - Champion Italiano Montagna 3rd owner: Botter TV 4th owner: Comelli 5th owner: Griswold 2004: Completely restored by Luigi Moreschi Motorsport - color: red
|3.5.1970||Targa Florio||94||Abarth 2000 S||"PAM" / "Gi-Bi"||Scuderia Brescia Corse||8th|
|24.5.1970||GP Brno||35||Alfa Romeo 1300 GTA Junior||In entry list only||Scuderia Brescia||8th|
|19.7.1970||GP Mugello||63||Abarth 2000 S||"Gi-Bi" / "Raffy"||Scuderia Brescia Corse||DNF|
|13.9.1970||500 km Imola||23||Abarth 2000||"PAM" / "Gi-Bi"||DNF|