Classic Car: 1953 Abarth 1100 Sport by Ghia
This 1953 Abarth 1100 Sport is a gorgeous vehicle with unique looks and incredible attention to detail. The immaculate design was exhibited at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where it won its class and was nominated for Best of Show, a remarkable achievement for a post-war automobile.
“The last of four Abarth 205 competition chassis to be constructed, the car offered here is the only example to use an engine and transmission developed from the new Fiat 1100-103, as well as the only example bodied by Ghia. Believed to have been designed by Giovanni Michelotti, it was constructed concurrently with the Ghia-bodied Chryslers of the same period. The Abarth echoed the Chryslers’ broad oval grille opening, wide low stance, and canopy-like roof element, but with a delightful smaller scale.”Industrial Design Vehicle Design Posted on June 14, 2017