Fiat 131 Abarth Rallye
1976-1976, 400 produced.
Saloon,2 doors,4 seats
Fiat announced its replacement model for the successful 124 range in 1974, the all-new 131 Mirafiori. The 131 Mirafiori came with a bewildering range of engines which included 1.3, 1.6 and 2.0 litre petrol units.
In 1976 Fiat (with the help of Bertone) built a special short-run of Abarth Rallye versions of the 131 to comply with International rallying homologation regulations. Using a combination of two door saloon bodies with special lightweight body panels, a 2.0 litre twin-cam and a Colotti gearbox the 131 Abarth Rallye provided excellent performance.
|1995cc||S4 DOHC||Fiat Twin Cam||84mm x 90mm|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|125||Fiat 131 Ararth Rally Group 4||Coys||25 Oct 2008||Not sold|
|343||Fiat 131 Abarth||Coys||10 Jan 2004||Not sold|
|ISBN||Title||Publisher||Buy this book|
|1855203073||Fiat Road Test Book: Fiat Abarth Performance Portfolio 1972-87||Brooklands Books|
Classic Cars July 2001 pg 104
|Publication||Classic Cars July 2001|
|Fiat 131 Abarth Rallye. The story of the staid family saloon turned world championship-winning stormer. Despite great success in rallying, this is one of a handful of survivors in the country.|
Causing a Fiori
|Publication||Classics Monthly February 2008|
|Causing a Fiori - With limited numbers of the Abarth 131 made, being offered two was a miracle...|
|Publication||Classics Monthly July 2006|
|Scorpion king - The Abarth name is synonymous with FIAT and motorsport. For enthusiast Andy Hennessy, that's reason enough to own a 131 Abarth.|