Fiat Abarth 595 SS
Mileage 7,450 Kilometres
Price Under Offer
Genuine 595 Esse-Esse finished in White with a Red vinyl interior.
Italo-Austrian Carlo Abarth established Abarth & C. S.p.A. in 1949 as an Italian racing car and road car manufacturer. The company began developing and racing cars based on the 204 sports car that they obtained from the Cisitalia liquidation. In 1951 the company moved its headquarters to Turin and began its well-known association with fiat in 1952 when they built the Abarth 1500 Biposto
In 1957 Abarth turned his attention to tuning Fiat’s Nuova 500 by upping power from 13 to 21bhp, while increasing engine capacity from 499cc to 593cc in 1963 for the ‘595’ model, increasing the horsepower to 27bhp. In the following year Abarth introduced the 595 Sprint Speciale (Esse-Esse) which incorporated further enhancements and increased output to 34bh4.
Abarth’s conversions halved the standard car’s acceleration times and powered the 595 SS on to a top speed of more than 80mph, whilst lowered suspension and a wider track helped the little Fiat utilise the increased performance. It is estimated that only 20 Fiat-Abarth 595 Esse-Esse models were produced by the factory.
The car we are offering is a 595 Esse-Esse finished in white with a red vinyl interior. It maintains its original Italian libretto confirming that it is an original FIAT-Abarth 595 and that it was delivered to Turin in November, 1963. The car has been previously restored and underwent a major service and overhaul in October, 2018 during which new wheels and tyres were fitted, clutch was replaced and the timing chain changed. The cylinder head was also replaced with an upgraded 650 cc version and the car given a full tune and mechanical setup to ensure it lives up to the Abarth badge.
There have been plenty of conversions into Abarth specification, but this is the real deal and would be the perfect addition to any Italian car collection. The car is U.K. registered and ready to be enjoyed by its new owner. Smiles per miles don’t get much better than this! Contact us now for more information or to arrange a viewing.