ditchdigger
ditchdigger SuperDork
8/24/12 2:12 p.m.

Well in this case. Driving them.

My task this afternoon is to put some miles onto this

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A 63 Fiat Abarth Zagato 750. AKA the "Double Bubble"

I have been madly in love with these things since I first saw a line drawing of one back in the 80's.

First off you don't sit in these. you put them on like a piece of clothing. It's like being iron man only in a sexy designer italian aluminum suit. It is a very raw driving experience. Like other rear engine Fiats only lower and lighter. the original Abarth 750 mill has been replaced with a warmed up 903cc unit. It moves pretty well.

It is a pretty cool experience knowing you are driving the coolest car on the road.

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At my house. That car is worth MORE than my house.

Today I love my job. This makes working on pre-war Rolls Royce crap worth it.

ditchdigger
ditchdigger SuperDork
8/24/12 2:13 p.m.

Ha! I was actually able to use the thread tag since Abarth was at the top!

Powar
Powar Dork
8/24/12 2:15 p.m.

Awesome.

I've sat in front of a computer all day. Completely jealous. I'll drive home in a bit in my significantly less interesting Fiat.

Matt B
Matt B Dork
8/24/12 2:16 p.m.

First time I've ever seen or heard of it... and it is awesome in it's overall weirdness. I would LOVE to autocross that thing.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH PowerDork
8/24/12 2:18 p.m.
Powar wrote: Awesome. I've sat in front of a computer all day.

I've sat in front of a computer all last 5 years.

Really nice looking car though, old and classy enough that it really would be hard to out-cool it

ransom
ransom SuperDork
8/24/12 2:22 p.m.

Your Friday afternoon work to-do list is "drive Abarth"!?

Congratulations again.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic UltimaDork
8/24/12 2:48 p.m.

I hate you.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
8/24/12 2:51 p.m.

You have a good job.

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
8/24/12 2:53 p.m.

Who has two thumbs and is jealous of you?

< This guy.

ditchdigger
ditchdigger SuperDork
8/24/12 7:08 p.m.

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Dat Ass!

Put an hour and a half into it. It was awesome. It ships out today

I start on an Abarth Record Monza in the next two weeks

one of these.

That should take some of the sting out of not being able to play with the double bubbles.

mistanfo
mistanfo SuperDork
8/24/12 7:17 p.m.

Looks like you are getting a bartrian to replace your dromedary. Camel jokes aside, I would happily rock either one. Enjoy, and let us know how they differ.

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