Rear-Engine Race Car That ISN’T A Porsche

Rear-Engine Race Car That ISN’T A Porsche

Fiat 600 Abarth

Indeed, Porsche wasn’t the only automaker to see a possible advantage to hanging the engine behind the rear wheels. Fiat’s 600 was similarly built, on a much smaller scale, and naturally Abarth got involved in making it faster.

These were infamous for propping the engine cover open while racing – likely for cooling, though there may have been an aerodynamic advantage as well. We aren’t certain if this is a factory car, or if it is an aftermarket recreation. The seller gives little info, and calls it a ’77 even though the 600 stopped production in 1969..no matter, because this looks like a fun vintage race toy.

It’s on eBay in New Jersey for $35k or offer.Fiat 600 Abarth engine Fiat 600 Abarth interior Fiat 600 Abarth orange rear quarter Fiat 600 Abarth orange profile

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