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This is a scale model kit to be assembled by an adult; it includes all the parts as indicated but it does not include glue or paints, which can also be purchased separately at SpotModel!.
Additional details for the Abarth 1000SP car scale model kit:
  • Manufactured by Model Factory Hiro in 1/12 scale with reference MFH-K837 (also listed as K837).
  • Belongs to the Fiat-Abarth France Team.
  • Sponsored by Novolan.
  • Driven by Maurizio Zanetti + Ugo Locatelli with number 51
  • Recreation of the vehicle racing at the 24 Hours Le Mans in 1969.
  • Includes photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials and assembly instructions.
  • Package measures 264 mm x 352 mm x 95 mm (width x depth x height), weighting 1472 g (review pending).
  • Featured in newsletter 604.

Mario Colucci, the engineer in charge of designing the Fiat Abarth 1000 SP, began working for Abarth in 1960 with the assignment of designing a light and powerful Sport Prototype with covered wheels, two-seater and spider-type bodywork. Thus was born the first Fiat Abarth Sport Spider with a tubular steel frame and central engine, but the turning point came in 1966 with the project, signed as SE04, of the Fiat Abarth 1000 SP, where the number 1000 indicates the engine displacement in centimetres cubic and SP are the acronym for Sport Prototype. A car designed using solutions simple and economical enough to make it accessible to any private driver or team, for whom the 1000 SP is mainly intended.

It had a 4-cylinder in-line gasoline engine with double overhead camshafts and a displacement of 982 cc, which, fed by 2 double-body Weber 40DCOE carburettors, delivered a power of 105 HP at 8,000 rpm. With an empty weight of only 480 kg, thanks to its light chassis and its polyurethane and fiberglass body, the Abarth 1000 SP exceeded 220 km/h.

The Abarth 1000 SP is used by the official Abarth team as a means of advertising vehicle to promote the car among potential private clients, and although at first the small 1000 SP has to be entered in the category in which they compete Formula cars and unique models to be able to race, the difference with the competition was not overwhelming at all. The first important success occurred on September 4, 1966 in the 500 km of Nürburgring, where the Abarth 1000 SP driven by Müller and Steinmetz won the 1000 category, also finishing in third position in the general classification. After this victory, another Abarth 1000 SP wins the 1000 category in the Aosta-Pila hill-climb, an event valid for the Italian Hill-Climb Championship. These successes helped Abarth to receive the first firm orders, and in March 1968, having reached 50 examples produced, the Abarth 1000 SP was able to obtain Group 4 Sport/Class 1000 homologation.

Benefiting from numerous evolutions and transformations, the Abarth 1000 SP continued competing for more than a decade, obtaining numerous successes and class victories, giving private drivers much satisfaction.

SpotModel recommends this product exclusively for experienced professional modellers and collectors. Take appropriate precautions as this product is not a toy, it can be toxic and/or dangerous. Keep away from children. Use is not allowed for children under 14 years.

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If you like scale models with a multitude of parts, that include all possible details, and that can even pose a challenge, without a doubt, the Japanese brand Model Factory Hiro (MFH) is your option. Scale models that combine the most diverse materials, available in various scales (from 1/43 to 1/12) and recreating both racing cars and motorcycles, which are a delight even from the moment of opening the box. A brand that you have to try at least once in your life!
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Image 1: Abarth 1000SP Fiat-Abarth France Team sponsored by Novolan - 24 Hours Le Mans 1969 | Car scale model kit in 1/12 scale manufactured by Model Factory Hiro (ref. MFH-K837, also K837)Image 2: Abarth 1000SP Fiat-Abarth France Team sponsored by Novolan - 24 Hours Le Mans 1969 | Car scale model kit in 1/12 scale manufactured by Model Factory Hiro (ref. MFH-K837, also K837)Image 3: Abarth 1000SP Fiat-Abarth France Team sponsored by Novolan - 24 Hours Le Mans 1969 | Car scale model kit in 1/12 scale manufactured by Model Factory Hiro (ref. MFH-K837, also K837)Image 4: Abarth 1000SP Fiat-Abarth France Team sponsored by Novolan - 24 Hours Le Mans 1969 | Car scale model kit in 1/12 scale manufactured by Model Factory Hiro (ref. MFH-K837, also K837)Image 5: Abarth 1000SP Fiat-Abarth France Team sponsored by Novolan - 24 Hours Le Mans 1969 | Car scale model kit in 1/12 scale manufactured by Model Factory Hiro (ref. MFH-K837, also K837)