Abarth 2000 Coupe
Posted 05 December 2004 - 09:23
Posted 05 December 2004 - 11:47
Posted 05 December 2004 - 20:04
Twin cam head with 45mm Webers on the street version and 58DCO3s on the race model.
The floor pan, suspension and transaxle were Simca 1000 based with Abarth modifications.
These cars were very light and fragile but very quick.
Since they raced as homologated production GT cars I would doubt that any raced in period with a Hewland box.
I have copies of the parts manual as well as the 1965 SCCA Production Car Specifications handbook if you're interested.
Posted 05 December 2004 - 21:19
To nick somebody else's quote he had a great career ahead of him as a racing driver,unfortunately it remained ahead of him. He was very quick but span on average twice a lap (regular TNF'ers will recall from a recent thread that Llandow has/had just 3 or 4 corners depending on your viewpoint). Being charitable perhaps the 2 Litre Abarth had 911-type handling characteristics.
Waldo's travel agency was opposite my school. In latter years he ran a Maserati Merak on the road. On wet days this lime green tail-heavy monster would burble its way towards our school bus stop. Hordes of uniformed Grammar schoolboys jostled for pole position on the pavement. Some distance behind a young Moffat stood behind the safety of a wall, nothing like a bit of inside information...