Well what can we say about this little rally monster that the photos don't already tell.
Originally built to Gr.2 rally spec in the early 80s and with real period rally pedigree. Piloted by ex Clodia Rally Team driver Fabrizio Franchi it achieved notable success with several podium finishes.
1981 Coppa Monte Venda
1982 Rally di Rovigo (2nd in class 1150cc Gruppo 2)
1982 Rally Citta di Mestre (3rd in class 1150cc Gruppo 2)
1983 Rally Citta di Cesena (2nd in class 1150cc Gruppo 2)
1984 Rally Citta del Santo (1st in class 1150cc Gruppo 2)
1984 Coppa Monte Venda (4th in class 1150cc Gruppo 2)
It has recently undergone a full rebuild in 2015 with the original seam welded rally shell tidied up and painted.
They say pictures speak a thousand words so enjoy the snaps. But we'll give you a brief rundown...
The car is full Group 2 spec and built to the maximum allowed.
With a big valve head, port polished and gas flowed and mated to a pair of side draught Weber DCOE carburettors.
The combination of a lightened flywheel and competition Copper clutch make the close ratio 4 speed gearbox by Bacci Romano with a joy with no clunks, crunches or any other untoward noise. Whining away like all good competition gearboxes do.
Group 2 Autobianchi Abarth rally cars seldom come to market and in this condition it surely is a rare treat
Ex Clodia Rally Team.
Stitch welded chassis.
Gr.2 forged motor with a ported, big valve head.
Twin Weber 40 DCOE.
Big brake conversion, 4 pot calipers and drilled/grooved front and with rear discs conversion (Gr.2).
Bacci Romano close ratio 4 speed with LSD and short shift kit.
Full adjustable front suspension with solid aluminium anti-roll bar mounts.
Trofeo sump guard.
Original and rare Carello Megalux rally spot lights.
BWA 7 inch alloy wheels with Yokohama A048.
The list is endless...