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Abarth 2200 Coupé by Allemano 1959 - World Of Classic Cars -

Abarth 2200 Coupé by Allemano 1959

Carlo Abarth founded his tuning company in Turin in 1950. He would eventually take over the failed Cisitalia business following its demise, and it was this that ensured Abarth would begin to produce desirable and successful cars in its own right. Following a string of collaborations with some of the most famous and respected Italian coachbuilders of the day, Abarth quickly became a well-established name, producing cars such as the 750 GT Zagato “Double Bubble.”
Perhaps unsurprisingly, when Abarth chose to develop his own interpretation of the Fiat 2100 saloon, he turned to Turin-based Carrozzeria Allemano. Allemano was established in 1928 and worked with the likes of Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, and Cisitalia. It is thought that just 28 examples of the Abarth 2200 (so named due to the increased displacement of the Fiat 2100) were produced, with a small number also bodied by Carrozzeria Ellena.
Abarth 2200 Coupé by Allemano 1959

This Abarth 2200 Allemano Coupé was delivered in 1959 in Mica-red with a black leather interior, the same combination in which it is presented in excellent condition today. Previously part of the Fritz Neuser Collection, it was restored between 2002 and 2011 by his Scuderia Auto Neuser in Nuremberg, Germany. Highlighting both the quality and rarity of this car, it participated in the 2014 Schloss Bensberg Concours d’Elégance.