The little Abarth 750 models have made a couple of appearances here already - once I had featured their (actual) record car here:
And TFritch had showed his LeMans entry:
This one here slots in a bit lower in the Abarth pecking order. It was neither a “Bialbero” twin-cam, nor (despite the name) a record breaker itself. And while it did feature Zagato body work, it missed out on the famous double bubble as well.
But I find it all the prettier for it - its lines are less cluttered than most of the other versions, and having the lesser engine, it’s air intake isn’t quite as massive and disruptive as that of the Bialberos.
I absolutely love the small rear-engine Fiats of that era, and their various derivatives. And this model looks just beautiful. The lines are well captured, nice detail inside and out. Jobjoris tells me you can get them “over there” for about 7 Euros. What a deal.
This model is another one of the “Metro” variety and I don’t think you could as for more considering the price - so this on is once again much appreciated, Mijnheer.
If you have any of these models though, its probably best to take them off their plastic plinth. Now. On both of mine, the tires had already started to melt into the plastic. And these models are not terribly old, so this is obviously happening pretty fast.
So both are now enjoying a plinth free lifestyle here in Australia - and I might have to save a few more Metro Abarth models from that fate by buying them and setting them free!