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In General

The Abarth Scorpione is Abarth's vision on the Grand Prix. That means that he rebuild the car according to his need for speed. But he did it in a neath way. Its exterior didn't change much. Only the fuelinlet moved from the engine compartment to the left rear fender. Although they look very simalar it is said that no bodypanel from the Scorpione fits on any Grand Prix.

Underneath a bit more is changed. Just like the Abarth 1300/124, Abarth's version of the Fiat 850 Coupe, a Fiat 124 engine is shoehorned into the engine compartment. It is (how?) mounted at the stock Fiat 850 gearbox. In order to improve the cooling is the radiotor moved to the front of the car.

The SS-version has also an improved suspension. At the front the suspension of the Abarth 1000 TC racers is used. The engine gives a bit more horsepower (100 instead of 75).

Salesbrochures

On one of my searches on the internet I found the following salesbrochure. Haz Neuman sent me a picture of a poster. Thanks Haz!

Articles

There are two articles about the Abarth Scorpione. Follow the link to read them. Mavis found some entrys in books.

Models

As far as I know, there's only a kit by Barnini.

Manufacturer Code Description Year Color Scale Detail
Barnini BAR086 Abarth 1300 Scorpione 1968 - 1:43 Resin kit

PicturesPictures

Somewhere on the internet I found some pictures of a Scorpione. Mavis Walters sent me some more pictures and the drawings. Thanks!

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Right Front View Right front view. Left Front View Left front view.
Scorpione At Carmel Mavis Walters took this picture at Carmel, California, USA. I think it is at an Italian Car Meeting. Scorpione At Monterey and this one at Montery at an historic race. I think it's the same car.
Scorpione Scorpione
Scorpione Racer This Racer has a complete race-history. Hans de Bekker sent it to me. Thanks! Swedish Abarth Scorpione This Abarth Scorpione is a racer in Sweden. It is owned by Stefan Svensson. Follow this link and you'll find out that it's quite succesfull.

Parts

You can order a carcover for your Scorpione here.

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