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11-15 June 2024
1000 Miglia
Where passion meets legend
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25 - 26 may 2024
Fuoriconcorso 2024
Stellantis Heritage takes center stage at prestigious “FuoriConcorso” event
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Turin, 12 April 2024
Heritage pays tribute to the history of Abarth with two special projects
A temporary exhibition and the announcement of the Abarth Classiche 1300 OT project.
17th November 2023
Stellantis Heritage at Milano AutoClassica
The debut of Fiat Multipla 6x6 and tribute to Autodelta
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The history of four world-leading Italian motoring brands
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Reloaded by creators is the Heritage project involving the sale of a small number of classic cars from the Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia and Abarth brands: historic models, with certified authenticity, restored to their original beauty by the Constructor itself.

Fiat Abarth 500

Abarth redeems the small Fiat

Fiat entrusted Abarth to show the public what a reliable and high-performance car the Nuova 500 was.

After its launch in 1957, sales of the Nuova 500 struggled to take off. Many potential buyers were put off by the scepticism of certain journalists, who believed that the engine on Fiat’s new hatchback was too small and unreliable.

Fiat addressed this issue with help from Abarth, which came up with a special modified version. A few targeted interventions by the Scorpion brand boosted performance by 30%, but the car’s reliability over long distances remained unproven.

Once again, Fiat and Abarth answered the sceptics with facts, organising a demonstration run on the Monza circuit to which the foreign press were invited, including a French journalist who sat in the cockpit together its own testers.

Fiat 500 Elaborazione Abarth Record 1958
Fiat 500 Elaborazione Abarth Record 1958
inline-2, rear trasversal, air-cooled 479 cc
26 HP @ 5.000 rpm
120 km/h
485 kg
Sedan 2 doors

Six drivers set six records in seven days: an unrelenting marathon that proved what the Nuova 500 and its small engine were actually capable of.

In February 1958 on the Monza circuit, six drivers took turns behind the wheel of the Fiat Abarth 500 N: Mario Poltronieri, Mario Guarnieri, Bernard Cahier, Corrado Manfredini, Armando Giuberti and Remo Cattini. First up was French journalist Cahier, who drove for the first five hours. Also participating was Abarth test driver Mario Poltronieri, who a few years later would become a well-known sports journalist and motor racing commentator for RAI, Italy's public national broadcaster.

Seven days on the banked curves of the high-speed ring, travelling 18,886.44 km at an average speed of 108.252 km/h: the small 500 car set its first international record in Class I (350 to 500 cc) and soon smashed five more, travelling 15,000 km in 139h 16’33” at an average speed of 107.699 km/h; 10,000 miles in 149h 09’29” at an average of 107,894 km/h; and setting records of four, five and six days’ non-stop driving.

These exciting results were reported all over Europe, and not just by the specialist press. It was good publicity that demonstrated, on the one hand, the reliability of the small Fiat and, on the other hand, Abarth's ability to significantly improve a car’s performance without undermining its strength

Read the stories of the other cars exhibited at Automotoretrò in Turin and Rétromobile in Paris:
Abarth 1000 Monoposto Record Class G: A record-breaker at the age of 57
Alfa Romeo 750 Competizione:The Alfa with the Abarth touch
Lancia Trevi Bimotore: Giorgio Pianta's 4x4

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