Sorry I have forgotten how to post a link, but there is a 1959 750 Record Monza Bialbero on BaT that is really worth a look. It's sitting at 130K with 6 days to go.
Some expect it it hit 200K.
Some expect it it hit 200K.
May or may not have been the original color. A friend of mine did his Simca 1300 in the same color. It does look some lighter than your car.Sorry, not impressed with his color choices.Bid for the chance to own a 1959 Fiat-Abarth 750 Record Monza Zagato Twin-Cam at auction with Bring a Trailer, the home of the best vintage and classic cars online. Lot #43,490.bringatrailer.com
What a maroon!RARE CARS THAT SLIPPED THROUGH MY HANDS DEPARTMENT
In 1966-7, my middle school friends and I would walk up University Avenue in Palo Alto towards downtown to view the Friday 8pm movie at the Varsity Theater. On the north side of the street in a driveway, there was a small sportscar under a thick brown canvas cover. After talking about the mysterious car for weeks, one night, we unfastened the rope to see what was there. It was a faded red Porsche speedster, less engine, with black electrical tape home made numbers on the doors E/M. On the tail where the 1600 or 1600 Super emblem should be was no emblem, but unfaded paint showing Carrera. I wanted a car project. I went to the parts man at the local Porsche dealer and asked, "how much is an engine?" He said to get the right engine, I had to get the serial number from the front trunk. So, one night, late, when no lights were on at the house, we went back to get the serial #. Got it. About that time, I rang the doorbell and asked the owner of the car if he wanted to sell it. He said yes, $300, but it had no engine. I told my dad I wanted to buy this car with no engine. He told me I better find out what an engine cost. I went to the Porsche dealer and gave them the VIN and the parts man said come back in a week and he would try to find a (new) engine. I came back a few days later and he told me there were engines out there, but he was still trying to locate the RIGHT ENGINE (1600GS). A week later, I visited the dealer and he found a new 1600GS engine for $3500. It turns out, they only made 147 1600 Carrera Speedsters. I ended up buying a 59 Bugeye Sprite with my $300. 57 Carrera Speedsters with the RIGHT ENGINE are now going for $920,000.
Would that Simca be the one I've seen at the Monterey Historics? Beautiful cars and the French blue looked excellent on it.May or may not have been the original color. A friend of mine did his Simca 1300 in the same color. It does look some lighter than your car.
Lots of work in it though.
Ok, yes. I will give you that. If it's correct then there's not much more to say about that. Being correct is more important for sure and if it was done that way originally, then I'm all for it. Probably not a lot of color photographs to go by either.The question is whether his interior is correct or not. The car was built in the '50s, a lot was different then.