As a former Fiat owner, I’ve always had a soft spot for the Italian Marque. Perhaps the coolest of the little Fiats was the Fiat Abarth 850 TC. This stunning example is owned by French language auto writer Alain Raymond who writes a weekly column for LaPresse from Quebec and can also be found online at Mon Volant.
Alain has owned #328 for about 5 years. It was an e-bay find from Denver that Alain was able to buy after an auction sale fell through, from a guy named Umberto Toscano, who had raced the car for several years. One can only guess that he replaced the car with another Fiat! Upon bringing the car back to Canada, Alain added a full roll cage to replace the simple single bar that was in the car in order to make it safe for racing.
Having been rolled last summer, the car went through a full repaint last winter. The scars of the roll are still evident as character marks on the door handle.