At the end of the 1960s, Karl Abarth began to think of a grand touring car that was not a mere elaboration of another manufacturer.
For this project, Abarth contacted Italdesing and Giogetto Giugiaro developed the 1600 Coupè in 1969.
Based on a steel spaceframe frame, the car equipped a Fiat 1.6 four-cylinder engine with a power of 145 hp managed by a four-speed manual transmission combined with rear-wheel drive.
Although the car was ready to be put into series production, the project stopped because the company was sold to Fiat in 1971 and the industrial plans were modified.
Thank you to Valentina Zanola and Alessandro Renesis for the cooperation