Born mid-way through the Sixties, the Alfa Romeo Giulia GT successfully inherited the legacy of the Giulietta Sprint. Until its presentation, the company’s top management at Arese, near Milan, also considered a version suited to racing, which could bring back glorious days gone by. The car became the GTA – the “A” for "alleggerita" or lightened – a car that immediately transformed itself into the one to beat, able to dictate the law on all the circuits of the world and win everything there was to win until the mid-Seventies.That fascinating and unrepeatable story is told by Maurizio Tabucchi, one of the leading Alfa Romeo authorities who, through a precise and thoroughly accurate text, reconstructs the technical and sporting history of this unforgettable Alfa Romeo. The book is illustrated by invaluable and often previously unpublished archive pictures.
Since racing began, the Italians have been passionately involved with racing motor cars in their adopted national colour of brilliant red. Famous marques such as Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Lancia and Ferrari, all illustrate the beauty and appeal of these exotic machines as driven by Nuvolari, Fangio, Ascari, Hawthorn and Collins, Lauda, Scheckter and Stirling Moss.
Now you can relive the excitement and mystique of these glorious machines and drivers from the era before the cars were covered in commercial sponsorship.
Rare archive complements modern day footage with modern on-board cameras which let you experience the thrill of driving a Ferrari or Maserati to the limit.
During the early 1950s, Abarth’s 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 company’s collaboration with Fiat that it became best known. Abarth’s version of Fiat’s 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.
This information-packed semi-annual volume contains fabulous coverage of “The King of Small Cars.” Nothing is like an Abarth in size, shape, speed and spirit... as this book from Alfred Cosentino fully reveals. Highlights include: Saga of 1954 Abarth 207-A; Abarth Road and Record Breakers; Big Abarths; Fiat Passenger Cars 1989-1971; Jim McGee Passed Away; Abarth Value Guide; Abarth World Meeting Kloster Banz 1991.
The vivid personality, great intelligence and strong determination of Carlo Abarth are revealed through the pages of his large biography. His personal life, his early motorcycling projects and races. The Cisitalia period and its unfortunate decline. The long and successful new adventure in car-tuning which made Abarth and his cars reknown all over the world. The book also contains technical data for each model produced, supported by company’s chassis drawings and engines cutaways. Exhaustive and accurate listing of competitions which saw Abarth cars dominating the racing fields year by year. The book is richly illustrated by appealing and never published before photos, many of them belonging to the personal Abarth photo archive.
Special limited leather-bound edition of 25 numbered copies in english (and also 25 in italian). The vivid personality, great intelligence and strong determination of Carlo Abarth are revealed through the pages of his large biography. His personal life, his early motorcycling projects and races. The Cisitalia period and its unfortunate decline. The long and successful new adventure in car-tuning which made Abarth and his cars reknown all over the world. The book also contains technical data for each model produced, supported by company’s chassis drawings and engines cutaways. Exhaustive and accurate listing of competitions which saw Abarth cars dominating the racing fields year by year. The book is richly illustrated by appealing and never published before photos, many of them belonging to the personal Abarth photo archive.
Enzo Altorio reconstructs the birth, the development and the evolutions of this four wheels myth as a great industrial novel, creating an accurate and complete book-casket able to propose itself as a fascinating document on the most recent national history. Developed starting from the book FIAT NUOVA 500 written by the author in the first 90ties with the direct contribution of the car engineer, the engineer Dante Giacosa, FIAT NUOVA 500 reference represents to date the most complete and exhaustive research on the car most loved by the Italians. The Autobianchi Bianchina, the Abarth and Giannini elaborations, the Steyr-Puch, the countless special body derivations and the competitions are included. The chassis numbers and the units produced are also included.
A beautifully illustrated and informative magazine for Ferraristi. In this number: Ferrari 275GTB, 275 Tour, Racing Record Document, Ferrari 166 MM Abarth, 312B3 Story, Formula “Uomo”, SPA Ferrari Maserati Days 2004, 2004 F1GP, … and much more.
This title offers advice to anyone seeking or owning any of these classic Italian cars for use on the road or in competitions. A huge variety of Italian cars have one important thing in common - the famous Twin Cam engine designed by Aurelio Lampredi. The cars featured in this wide-ranging book include the following ranges, performance models and special designs: Fiat 124 Sport, Spider, Coupe, Volumex and Abarth Rally; 125; 131 Mirafiori, Abarth and Sport; Strada 105TC and Abarth 130TC; 132 and Argenta; Regata; Croma; Tipo; Tempra; X1/9 VX; Grama 2; Coupe; Stola Dedica and Monotipo.;Lancia: Beta Coupe, Spider, HPE, Volumex and Montecarlo; Delta; 037 Rally; Dedra; Delta Mk 2 HPE; Integrale; Thema; Stratos Replicas; Kappa; Magia.;Alfa Romeo: Q4; 164 Turbo; GTA Turbo.
Now available in this softbound edition! The complete story of the elegant Boano-designed Coupe, timeless Pininfarina-styled Spider, and Abarthï¿½s hard-charging 124 Spider-based rally car. Follow the evolution of the 124 from drawingboard to the end of production. All the background you need to purchase, restore and maintain any of the Spiders built from 1966-85. Filled with history, production, evolution and motorsport data. Foreword by Dante Giacosa.
This Portfolio covers one of Fiat’s iconic cars. Included are road & comparison tests, new model reports plus advice on acquiring a good pre-owned car. Models covered: 124 Spider 1400, 1600, 1800, 2000 Spider, Turbo Spider, Spidereuropa, Azzurra & Abarth 124 Rally.
ON THE OCCASION OF THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF KARL ABARTH’S BIRTH There are names that alone express concepts, lifestyles and philosophies better than any lengthy explanation. That Abarth is one of these is a conviction by no means restricted to expert writers or specialist journalists. In the case of Abarth, perceived by enthusiasts as a synonym of performance, speed, agility and emotions, confirmation has been provided by the Fiat Group’s extensive research ahead of the major relaunch of the Scorpion marque. Given the current situation, with the new Abarths returning to the road ready to “sting”, it is an ideal time for this book that sets out to reconstruct the story that led to the birth of a legend. Subdivided model by model, the text is based on straightforward, effective descriptions, backed up by contemporary photos in black and white and colour. The author has successfully illustrated the motivations that led Carlo Abarth to create something unique in the automotive world, at the cost of sacrifices, failures and disappointments such as the numerous custom models built in the early years.