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Abarth Corvair?
Posted by: Rot 'n Kustom ()
Date: November 25, 2006 12:08PM

Playing with Google turns up some interesting things.
I did a lookup on "Abarth" and "Corvair" and found a reference on this site

[www.myabarth.com]

In the 1961-65 cars section, I found a tantalizing reference to a "Corvair Prototipo" -but no picture or other information.

For those who are unfamiliar with the Abarth name, Carlo Abarth in Italy was to Fiats what Shelby was to Ford, and Fitch was to Corvair. He was a tuner in the fifties and sixties specializing in small Fiat 500 and 600 models. But he also turned out literally hundreds of other hotted-up models by Fiat, Alfa, Porsche, and Simca. His business started by selling exhaust systems and grew from there.

I am pretty sure I have seen ads for Abarth exhausts for Corvair, but never a whole car done up by Abarth. Anyone have any info?

A sample of his work on a small Fiat below.




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Re: Abarth Corvair?
Posted by: Allan Lacki ()
Date: December 04, 2018 09:29AM

Here's a photo of a 1960 Corvair with the Abarth quad exhaust system. It must be Abarth because it's in front of an Abarth garage!grinning smiley

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Re: Abarth Corvair?
Date: December 04, 2018 11:44AM

smoking smiley


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Re: Abarth Corvair?
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: December 04, 2018 12:40PM

1966-Corsa-GT-180 Wrote:
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> smoking smiley
Don't know what you were trying to convey..
But the whole thing looks silly to me.
Unless a mid-engine..smoking smiley

"If you can't fix it with a Hammer, you have an Electrical problem."
Stitch...
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(Smallish town/burg 17 mi. NE of San Antonio)

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Re: Abarth Corvair?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 04, 2018 12:56PM

Stitch!

In the 60's in the Sports car arena on the street and meets... 4 tailpipe tips = ABARTH Exhaust!

Like a Hurst Shifter... Hedman Headers... Cheater Slicks..





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Re: Abarth Corvair?
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: December 04, 2018 02:05PM

Made me smile Matt! Had a 69 Firebird 350, With Hurst and Hedmans. (No slicks), but that car scared the HELL outta me when I hit 120 mph and started to go airborne! eye popping smiley

"If you can't fix it with a Hammer, you have an Electrical problem."
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Schertz, Texas.
(Smallish town/burg 17 mi. NE of San Antonio)

!967.. 4th body
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Re: Abarth Corvair?
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: December 04, 2018 07:28PM

Abarth did sell a system for the early model Corvair.

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Re: Abarth Corvair?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: December 04, 2018 07:35PM

Seth Emerson Wrote:
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> Abarth did sell a system for the early model
> Corvair.


UH, yeah!
That is what this, and the other Abarth threads are all about, Seth. winking smiley

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Re: Abarth Corvair?
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: December 05, 2018 09:31AM

I was just confirming it. I had one of the systems once.

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Re: Abarth Corvair?
Posted by: 4carbcorvair ()
Date: December 05, 2018 10:35AM

I like the exhaust cut-out plug with the ABARTH emblem on it. smiling smiley



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