Class Action for Abarth at Classic Car Show

Abarth go back in time for London show.

London’s Classic Car Show will feature Abarth this year, witht he performance car brand displaying the recently launched Abarth biposto Record alongside the classic Abarth Monoposto Record Class G racing car from 1965.

Abarth founder Karl Abarth drove an Abarth Monoposto Record, Class G at Monza, taking records in the process. Unable to find the right driver, he decided to lose 30 kilograms in weight to slip into the tight cockpit himself.

The new Abarth biposto Record is a tad more accommodating, and celebrates the 50th anniversary of Karl Abarth’s astonishing legacy of 133 international records. As such, just 133 examples will be produced, ensuring exclusivity alongside the performance and Italian style on offer.

“It’s an important classic car show and we are delighted to be showing two classics of our own,” says Gerry Southerington, brand manager, Abarth UK. “The Monoposto was a highly successful car and is now steeped in history. As for the biposto Record, I’m sure that it will one day become a classic in its own right.”

Abarth will also take the opportunity to formally launch Officine Abarth Classiche in the UK. The official Turin-based workshop is where classic Abarth cars are repaired, restored and certified for customers.

Held at London’s ExCel between 18-21 February, the London Classic Car Show will showcase the best of modern Abarth as well as the scorpion brand’s past. Tickets cost from £16.50 and are available now from thelondonclassiccarshow.co.uk.

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Phil is a motoring writer for print and web, failed racing driver, car hoarder and banger rally competitor. Nominated for the Headline Auto Rising Star award and a MGMW member, Phil freelances for outlets as diverse as Diesel Car magazine, DAD.info and Cambridge Magazine, amongst many others. He also maintains a fleet of unloved motors, but spends most of his time driving an old Corvette.

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