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Abarth 208 A Spyder

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The Abarth 207 A Spyder by Boano.

Vehicle Overview

The Abarth 208 A Sport epitomizes a poignant emblem of the post-World War II automotive era, characterized by a fervent drive for innovation and style. Born amidst the resumption of civilian automotive production, it emerged as an embodiment of the Stile Transatlantico movement, blending American flamboyance with Italian finesse. Designed by Giovanni Michelotti for Carrozzeria Boano, this sleek spyder exuded allure both on the racetrack and the streets. With its ultra-light chassis and a punchy 1,089 cc four-cylinder engine enhanced by Abarth’s tuning prowess, it promised a thrilling driving experience. Despite its modest size, the 208 A boasted 66 bhp, a testament to Abarth’s dedication to performance. Imported to the United States via Tony Pompeo, a prominent distributor for Italian marques, the 208 A found itself in the hands of the Du Pont family, renowned for their passion for motor racing. Its subsequent journey, from the bustling streets of New York City to the serene landscapes of Maine, mirrored the adventurous spirit of its owners. Rediscovered in 2007 by Etceterini collector Elad Shraga, the 208 A underwent meticulous restoration, preserving its astonishing originality while rectifying minor damages. The result was a captivating blend of history and craftsmanship, showcasing the timeless allure of Italian automotive design. Beyond its mechanical prowess, the Abarth 208 A Sport epitomizes an era of resilience and innovation, where automotive enthusiasts dared to dream amidst the wreckage of war. Its legacy endures as a testament to the indomitable spirit of post-war Italy, forever etched in the annals of automotive history.

Abarth 208 A Spyder

Technical Specifications

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  • Year
    1955
  • Make
    Abarth
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    208 A
  • Coachbuilder
    Boano
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