In 1948, Carlo Arbarth decided to produce his own cars with the help of the well-known defunct brand Cisitalia Automobili. The brand went bankrupt and with what was left of parts and knowledge, Abarth & C. produced its first real car. The 204 Abarth.
Visually, the cars resembled a scaled-down version of the Cisitalia Grand Prix cars. The engine was derived from a Fiat 1089cc unit with double Webers, and the car had to be fast on the track. Where this car certainly made a name for itself.
In the end only five cars rolled off the production line and the dream of driving this car once must unfortunately remain a dream. The fact is that because there are only five of them, and no one ever wants to sell them, it is almost impossible to get hold of this car. And should anyone ever decide to sell their 204, be ready to pay a few million.
Therefore, a Swedish coachbuilder decided that it was time for a perfect recreation of this car so that you could still have the fun that so many dream of. The car was built on the chassis of a Fiat 1100 E, which by itself, motor-wise and dimensionally, already bears a great deal of resemblance to the 204.
The body of the fiat is built up by means of a tubular frame to which a real aluminium body is attached, which was built up completely by the company itself.
The result? A car that is so incredibly well made and constructed that everything suggests that it is a real one. The similarities are almost 1 on 1 and even the bolts on the valve cover and the Webers are identical. It is a perfectly built car with an unprecedented driving experience. Driving this classic 80 feels like driving 180. Drool in your beard, tears running down your eyes and gravel flying around your ears. Driving like THEY SHOULD.