FIAT VIN: 100D*1458387*
ABARTH VIN: *3320*
ABA 214D Motor 850 TC - *1515149*
847 ccm - 55 PS
Additional front water cooler - Monte Carlo version
Original 4-speed ABARTH sports gearbox 9/39 without lock
GIRLING 12-inch fixed caliper brake 3-pistons at the front & drums at the rear
ABARTH Borrani Fergat steel rims rims 3.5 x 13 front & rear
Why did a small special series of the ABARTH 850 TC from the years 1962 and 1963 carry the addition at the factory „Nürburgring“?
The ABARTH 850 TC "Nürburgring" was a tribute by Carlo Abarth to his drivers and vehicles, which on September 3, 1961 took the first three places in their class in the 500 km race at the Nürburgring. Technically, Carlo Abarth made some changes to the "Nürburgring": Larger Venturi and a modified jetting of the carburetor. Compression has been increased to 9.8:1, the valves have been increased by 2mm and double valve springs have been used. The racing exhaust T 81 was used. The customer thus received more than 55 hp at no extra charge, which was not usual with Carlo Abarth. The newspaper "powerslide" tested the car in 1963 with a top speed of 152.4 km/h at 7,500 rpm.
This ABARTH 850 TC "Nürburgring" comes from Milan. It has always been registered in Italy since March 14, 1963 under registration number MI 809930. The Italian vehicle documents show that it had four owners there and was sold on December 16th. withdrawn from service in 1987. I bought it from the last owner in 1988. Up until 1992, the car was extensively restored by me and restored to the original condition it is in today. In Italy, the car was part of a small racing team of three "Nürburgring" ABARTH 850 TCs, all three sporting a distinctive chrome-framed shoulder stripe. The Auto d'Epoca reported on this team and the three vehicles in 2007. In 2002, this ABARTH 850 TC "Nürburgring" was the model for the creation of a press kit and an advertising campaign for the German FIAT AG.