If you are on the lookout for a genuine Abarth 695SS, you are advised to head for Retromobile in February, and RM Sotheby’s auction.
This particular Abarth 695, one of approximately 1,000 SS examples built, is surely one of the most special. Chassis 1060634 features rock-solid provenance and documentation proving it to be one of roughly 1,000 examples built.
Delivered new to the United States, it spent many years in the state of Georgia and has passed through the hands of just four documented owners.
In addition to its provenance, the car carries several other signs of authenticity, including a proper Abarth chassis stamp in the characteristic font, as well as the remnants of the almost impossible-to-find original factory Abarth sticker, which can be found on the car bonnet, and original paper Abarth sticker of the U.S. importer on the edge of the door.
What’s interesting is to see an Abarth with original badging, which looks different to some that you see (if you ever see them), especially the front panel badge and the one above ‘695’ on the engine cover.
Having undergone a recent mechanical overhaul, including a freshly rebuilt engine with all-original Abarth parts including the original Abarth block and crankshaft, the car is now fitted with a rare and desirable ‘Group 2’ cylinder head.
Offered without reserve, with an estimate of between €50,000 to €60,000, this amazing survivor could be yours at the RM Sotheby’s Retromobile Auction on 5th February 2020 in Paris. More information can be found, and some more photos, here.
Article and photos courtesy of RM Sotheby’s 2020.