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Carlos Abarth was considered a master at converting an ordinary production car into a raging "bomba". Although best known for his Fiat conversations, he also was involved with Ferrari, Lancia and Porsche. (Source: Larry Sanata - Autoweek Dec 22 2008).

Abarth was founded in Turin in 1949 by Abarth and Armando Scagliarini. The logo depicts a scorpion on a red and yellow background. The first Abarth based on a Fiat was produced in 1952 - the Abarth 1500 Biposto. Abarth formed a racing team and were moderately successful. In addition they produced tuning kits mainly for Italian vehicles.

In 1971 Abarth was sold to Fiat and the racing team to Enzo Osella. From this time on a name of Fiat family vehicles were given the Abarth designation. The name few in disuse but was revived in 2007.

Books
Abarth: Gran Turismo da corsa/Racing GTs 1949-1971 CDN | UK | USA Renato Donati
Abarth: All the cars (Paperback) 2009 CDN | UK | USA
Abarth Gold Portfolio 1950-71 CDN | UK | USA R.M. Clarke
Abarth 1950-1971 (Road Test Portfolio) CDN | UK | USA R.M. Clarke
Abarth Buyer's Guide CDN | UK | USA Peter Vack
Abarth FIAT-based cars (Auto-Graphics) CDN | UK | USA Andrea Sparrow, David Sparrow
Abarth: King of small cars UK | USA Alfred S Cosentino
Abarth: The Man, The Machines 2002 CDN | UK | USA
Fiat Abarth Performance Portfolio 1972-1987 CDN | UK | USA R.M. Clarke
Fiat 131 Abarth (Rally Giants) CDN | UK | USA Graham Robson
Fiat and Abarth 124 Spider and Coupe CDN | UK | USA John Tipler
Fiat X1/9: 1300, 1500 and Abarth Including Performance and Styling Conversions (Collectors Guide) CDN | UK | USA John Tipler
Fiat & Abarth 500 & 600 & Seicento CDN | UK | USA Malcolm Bobbitt

French Language
Fiat & Abarth 500 & 600 & Seicento FR

Clubs
Abarth Corse Belgio, Phillipe Bacquaert, Tel: + 32 (0) 3 647 23 82, Fax: + 32 (0) 3 541 14 12
Abarth Register, 1298 Birch Street, Uniondale, New York, NY 11553, USA
 

Enthusiast Site
Abarth-Germany.de Site in English and German. Focus on Abarth's up to the 1970s.
Abarth In English.
Guy Moerenhout Racing All about Abarth, forum, info, parts, cars for sale, wanted.
New Abarth US based.
Abarthisti UK based. Some history but mainly new models.
Abarth Enthusiasts Worldwide Many in English.

Magazines

Parts
Scorpione Abarth Parts Netherlands
Berni Motori Italy
GMR-Garage Belgium
Scuderia Topolino Scuderia Topolino was establshed in 2001 with the aim of providing specialist, competition advice, parts and services for owners of Abarth, Fiat and Simca based automobiles.

Restoration

Servicing GMR-Garage Belgium

Sales
Abarth IT
Abarth NL

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