The Abarth 850 TC (Turismo Competition), was started to build from Abarth at the end of 1960, whose road version remained in production until 1966. Fiat supplied the 600 without some mechanical parts (crankshaft, brakes, carburettor and exhaust) that were mounted by Abarth turning the 600 into 850 TC.
The special parts characterizing the versions developed by Abarth were composed of a dashboard (with specific instrumentation with speedometer, odometer, tachometer, fuel gauge and oil temperature gauge), 3-spoke steering wheel, specific carburetor mounted on a special aluminum housing, oil pan in aluminum, suction and discharge system for specific gases, etc. To mention also the fact that on these versions the tailgate, which closed the engine placed in the rear of the car, was raised with latches to increase the cooling of the engine itself and therefore its efficiency.
The Abarths have won for years in the circuits of the whole world, sometimes beating cars of power and bigger capacity, and these victories have helped to build the legend of the Abart brand and in particular of the 850 TC.
This example is full of history and documentation. It was produced in 1961 and sold in Sicily, the car has spent its entire life in Italy and has documents (original booklet and plates) and therefore all its history is present on the registration book, and it is clear. The car, which also has a FIA and CSAI passport, has been used in various prestigious races in Italy from the late 70s to the 2000s, the rear windows are filled with stickers for checks on numerous races in Italy, and each single sticker is part and testament of the history of the car.
The car is a ‘real Abarth’ that stands out from the many replicas set up over the years.
The word ‘Abarth’ is also present on the original registration document. The car has also been certified by the ‘Abarth Classiche’, by Abarth itself; the car was examined in Turin, and is accompanied by the book, with photographic documentation that certifies the originality of the car and the specific plaque ‘Abarth Classiche’, all this is the greatest guarantee of originality of a real Abarth.
The car has all the original and specific Abarth components of the time, from the crankshaft (punched Abarth), to the steering wheel, from the tooling, to the front bezel, passing by all the specific mechanical components (it’s all in the Abarth Certification book) .
This specimen is present and is mentioned among the ‘authentic Abarth’ even in the prestigious book ‘Italian Car Registry’
The car has just undergone a careful restoration of the mechanical parts by a specialized workshop, maintaining the originality, all with numerous photographs; the engine has been completely revised; they have been replaced: pistons, bushings and valves; the clutch has been replaced. Spindle and dynamo were also revised. The tires have been replaced. The car currently has only 100 km from the engine overhaul. A rare an interesting part of Abarth history in wonderful order.