1961 Fiat Abarth 1000 Bialbero among highlights at Bonhams

A 1961 Fiat Abarth 1000 Bialbero "record Monza" is among the highlights of Bonhams' Goodwood Members Meeting auction at the legendary racetrack. 

It's valued at £70,000-90,000 ($110,000-140,000) ahead of the March 21 sale. 

1961 Fiat Abarth
The 1961 Fiat Abarth was built for road racing

Abarth is an internationally renowned manufacturer of road and racing vehicles originating in Turin in 1949.

It was at the height of its power during the early 1960s, when it held its own alongside the world's biggest marques, and was famed for its work with Fiat vehicles.

The present lot bears the chassis number "987382" and was raced to victory by Ettore Mandelli in the 1981 edition of the Monza International meeting. 

It also won the Gran Turismo Storico class that year along with a mountain climb at the Predappio-Rocca delle Caminate. 

In the intervening years, it has been a key piece of the Collezione Maranello Rosso automotive museum in San Marino. 

Bonhams comments: "This is a handsome example of the now Abarth 1000 Bialbero Coupé which has been prepared and equipped for modern-era Historic racing.

"The car has plainly competed with considerable success at Historic level within its class and we recommend it receives the closest consideration by any would-be owner interested in using it for further competition."

Other lots in the sale include a 1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth hatchback, which carries an estimate of £33,000-38,000 ($50,000-57,000).

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