At the Paris Motor Show in 1958, Abarth renamed their already very successful 750 GT Zagato the “750 Record Monza Zagato” in celebration of their 750 cc speed record car that ran at Monza in June of the previous year. Zagato also gave the body of the new Abarth a few modifications, the most memorable of which was the replacement of the unforgettable “double bubble” roof of the previous car with a more conventional one. Since they were of course made with racing in mind, the record Monzas started taking small-displacement class victories all over the place. One of the most notable teams was Roosevelt Motors, who campaigned Record Monzas at Sebring. Really any Record Monza is an interesting find, but the owner of this car, located in Goleta, California, believes he has something really special.

The phrase “potential history” as used in this car’s ad is always suspicious, but it’s worth giving this story a chance because, if it eventually checks out, we have a historically significant car and a rewarding project on our hands. According to the seller, he has evidence, although nothing conclusive, that this is an ex-Team Roosevelt car and possibly the test bed for developing the twin-cam Bialbero motor that would go into subsequent Abarths.

For sale on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Fia…

Reference: http://www.sportscardigest.com/cars-for-sale/…