This car was originally a CA car, but was purchased from a shop in Oregon that removed the original Abarth 750 engine and reverse leaf front spring for a more valuable double Bubble project they were doing. We will eventually build a nice engine for it that will likely be better than the old 750 one. I like to use a reverse rotation 843 Fiat 850 engine, as they have good power and the stock 3 bolt 600 water pump bolts right on and still lines up with the radiator shroud. You can make them look pretty period with the right accessories and exhaust, all which you can find now a days. The correct type of front springs are available now as well to lower it back down to where it belongs.
It was a white car originally, and was an Abarth 750 car from new. You can see a few of the unique and hard to replace Abarth dash parts that show their 50 plus years. the tach, 90MPH speedo, and steering wheel all are original. other Abarth original parts that came with the car are the grille and all badges, the over sized radiator, and the collapsible engine lid props. The 750 Berlinas are not as wild at the later 1000TC's and flared out Berlina corsas, but are still rare and pretty charming. will make a great little street car.
going back to white with it again, and will do a red / white interior. should end up looking really clean when I am done with it. Got some sweet Cromadora Abarth magnesium 13 X 4.5 wheels for it coming from Europe.
Found out today it needs new floors and doesn't just have "a few little holes to fill"
except for the floors, body is pretty straight and solid for a 53 year old Fiat 600 based car. not much other rust at all. It will clean up nicely after i get on it with the sanders, fillers, and primers for a few weeks, and weld in some new floors.