The Scorpion Bertone, Bertone Abarth1500 Tandem

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Designed by Franco Scaglione, Nuccio Bertone and Karl Abarth exclusively for the Turin Motor Show in 1952 and was exhibited at the Fiat stand at the exhibition.


Abarth was a company specializing in the production of exhaust systems and accessories for a wide variety of brand manufacturers. Abarth present a car that Abarth in Turin Motor Show would be a very powerful tool for marketing their products.


He also knew that the best way to attract the attention was with an attractive design.Designer by Franco Scaglione, Bertone and Karl Abarth, the car had a design with a long nose looked a prominent central light flanked by large intakes radiator and additional headlights, side of the car were dominated by the fender wells. In the rear flaps subtle they adjusted following the curve of the body.

With an engine of a 1400 Fiat Abarth tuned by the producing 75 hp, 31cv more than the standard engine and a gearbox 4-speed.


James Nance, bought this car at the Auto Show in Turin with the idea to study to get designs idea for Packard cars themselves. After a thorough inspection by designers Packard, the Abarth was given to the journalist Dick Smith in the summer of 1953 as compensation for suggesting a motto for new Packark. Smith appreciated the car and used sparingly on the road for more than two decades. In the 70s he parked the car in their garage and did not appear until 2003, when it was offered at auction by Christie.


the lower estimate to $ 293,500 sold for nearly four times. The new owner sent the car to England for a complete restoration. Disappointed by progress, he brought back the exclusive Abarth of the United States, where restoration was completed by Randy Reed in Seaside. Finally, he made his debut after restoration in 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in which deservedly won the "Grand Prix Turismo 'for rolling automobile most important artistic beauty and performance.



 

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