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Country of origin:Italy
Produced from:1950 - 1951
Numbers built:3
Introduced at:1950 Turin Motor Show
Designed by:Giovanni Michelotti and Alfredo Vignale for Vignale
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 30, 2009
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Chassis: 205102
The second Abarth 205 was completed in time for the 1950 Mille Miglia where it was raced by Carlo Scagliarini. Averaging just over 100 km/h, he finished 31st overall. It was actively used until well into the 1960s when it was owned by Swiss racer Helmut Fischer. He had the car extensively modified and fitted with an Alfa Romeo Giulietta sourced 1300cc engine. Repainted dark green, it quickly received the nickname 'Fischer Green Star.' After his passing in 2003, the well used Abarth was offered in the 2004 Christie's Retromobile auction. It was acquired by the current owner for $135,626 (including buyer's premium).

Although chassis 205102 was probably more famous in its final configuration, the new owner decided to restore the car as close to original as possible. In Fischer's ownership the car had received a revised nose, a new interior and a different engine. Rectifying all this took the better part of three years. Most of the work was done by Faralli & Mazzanti. During the 1950 Mille Miglia, the car had been raced with a bare aluminium body but the owner decided the car was probably better off by painting the car silver. The impressive work could be first admired during the 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed.


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  Article Image gallery (27) Chassis (3) 205102 Specifications