Abarth: Fiat-Based Cars

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Veloce Publishing Ltd, Mar 18, 2006 - Transportation - 80 pages
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This book includes 90 superb original color photographs. With this brief background history of the company "Full FIAT/Abarth" story gives the reader basic specification and statistics quotes and interesting facts and feats.

During the early 1950s, Abarths business was booming in three main areas - custom-built racing cars, tuning/accessories, and modification of production cars. Abarth worked on modifications with a number of manufacturers in Italy and elswehere, and it was for the companys collaboration with Fiat that it became best known. Abarths version of Fiats little 600 appeared in 1956, followed by the 500s - the company would continue to produce sporting versions of most of the major Fiat models, bearing the distinctive scorpion and shield logo, until 1971, when Abarth became an integral part of the growing Fiat empire.

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About the author (2006)

Andrea Sparrow is the author of many books on automotive subjects, andwrites with a light but amusing and informative style.

David Sparrow is an award-winning photographer with an imaginative approach which captures not only the likeness of his subject but its spirit too.

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