Market Finds: See the Italian Minicar Performance of an Autobianchi Abarth A112

See the Italian Minicar Performance of an Autobianchi Abarth A112

By Petrolicious Productions
May 30, 2014

The car: 1979 Autobianchi Abarth A112

Price: $16,500

Location: Weston, FL

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What happens when you shrink a Fiat 128 platform and add some character a la Austin Mini? Autobianchi A112! Built from 1970 through 1986, it was Fiat’s youth-minded minicar. And when you involve an Italian version of John Cooper, what do you get? Abarth! With up to 70 horsepower in a FWD vehicle only 1,500 lbs light, the Autobianchi A112 Abarth was a rally favorite. Alas, Autobianchis were never imported to the U.S.

But an enterprising Dutchman imported this 1979 Abarth six years ago, giving you the opportunity right now to sample the Italian side of minicar performance. Seller claims, “It is in great original condition having all of its original paintwork, interior, and trim from new,” with only 43,000 miles. Its blue paint “is faded a bit, but still appears beautiful.” Abarths came with a hood scoop, and upgraded suspension and exhaust, helping the little four hit 8000 rpm (and helping your heart miss a beat in clutch-popping enjoyment). With a set of 13-inch Campagnolo wheels to enhance the stance, you’re only $16,500 from Italian Nirvana.

If you know of a great, stylish car for sale and would like us to feature it, please let us know!

Petrolicious makes no claim as to the accuracy of the information contained in the car’s original listing, nor will it be held responsible for any errors in said information. If you’re interested in this car, do your homework and research it extensively before you buy.

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9 years ago

Right – one of the must desired cars of my teens. The sound, the instruments – it was unique. On curvy roads you could even chase the Golf GTI, much to their drivers frustration. Very seldom to find these days, even here in Europe. But there is one mistake: the Fiat 127 and this beauty shared the same platform, not the 128.

Walter Tymczyna
Walter Tymczyna
10 years ago

I drove this car years ago. It was awesome. Whoever gets this car will have fun.

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