FIAT ABARTH 1000 BIALBERO COUPE “LONG NOSE”BERLINETTA COMPETIZIONE 1965 SIBONA &BASANO EX OFFICIAL OF THE ABARTH RACING TEAM FRANCE
Chassis Type 129 last of the 15 “long nose” produced, designed by Mario Colucci for the Sibona & Basano coachbuilders in Turin
Engine Type 229 B “right crankcase rotation
humid”, the latest and greatest evolution of the 1000 twin cam engine derived from the Fiat 600 with 5-speed gearbox + reverse.
He took part in the European GT and Sport Championship from 1965 to 1968 in the class up to 1300 cc with Jean Mazzanti (official Abarth France driver), from 1968 to 1977 he continued with Jean-Marie Lemerle (2nd owner) and Jaques Simonet (3rd owner )
Model presented in 1963 at the Turin Motor Show, produced in 1964 and marketed until the first half of 1965.
World Champion for Makes in 1964, 1965, 1966 and 1967 in the Gran Turismo category.
The first ones came out with an aluminum nose, the last ones with a fiberglass nose like this one.
The only copy shipped to France in
1965 from Carlo Abarth to the exclusive importer Mollof Dimitri (1st owner) and owner of the Abarth France racing team
SPECIMENS SURVEYED “LONG NOSE”
Of the 30 “short nose” and “long nose” built by the Sibona & Basano coachbuilders, the 11 existing “long nose” are located in the
Abarth museums around the world and in private collections :
Tel. 0260 modified*
Tel. 0279 modified *
Tel. 0284 modified *
Last Chassis produced our specimen
PLEASE NOTE: 3 of the 11 specimens have been modified*.
Born “short nose” and then updated with the “long nose” which was an accessory on request called “export type front nose”, already replaceable from 1 November 1963 on normal type models, i.e. “short nose”, (see attached price list)
The other 8 specimens including ours were already born “long nose”.
Of 15 examples produced, only 11 remain in existence and this is the only preserved unrestored one in the world.
Ex Official Abarth Corse World Championship, European Gran Turismo and Sport Championship from 1965 to 1970 Demonstrable achievements, 24h Le Mans, 1000 km Paris, Fribourg, Monza etc.
Rally Championship from 1971 to 1977
Same owner for 50 years, 20 of which spent on static display
Participation in international events
In Italy from 2020
1st owner from 1965 to 1968
It is the Abarth & C. dealership in Paris, “Mollof” of Mollof Dimitri, a friend of Carlo Abarth and exclusive importer of Abarth in France, the only example which was delivered to him in the first half of 1965, he did not register it and used it immediately in competitions with the official team.
Take part in the European GT Championship
and Sport with the Official Driver Jean Mazzanti (F) who, thanks to the numerous victories achieved in 1965 and 1966, together with the European Abarth Official Teams, will contribute to Carlo Abarth winning the European GT Championship and the Constructors’ World Championship.
In 1967 there is no evidence of other races with Mazzanti but the car will continue to compete for Mollof/Abarth France with other drivers such as Beaumont and Lemaitre
and subsequently it will be entrusted directly to his salon to be sold shortly thereafter.
2nd owner from 1968 to 1970
First registration of the car to Gentleman driver Jean-Marie Lemerle (F), who bought it directly from the Mollof dealership and continued racing from 1968 to 1970.
3rd owner from 1970 to 2020 (50 years)
Second registration to the Gentleman driver Jaques Simonet (F) who buys it from his friend the driver JM Lemerle, continues to compete from 1970 to1977 (identity fiche from 1984 available) and then uses it in many Abarth rallies and international events (documentation available)