Not many of these cars are around. In fact, we could find only one other that is offered for sale. No wonder, less than 50 were ever produced. And that was more than 50 years ago.
In 1960, Carlo Abarth wanted to create a sports car that was fit for daily use. And so he did. Based on the platform of the little Fiat 600 D he created this pretty aluminum coupé. The engine was a 1,000 cc four-cylinder with only one camshaft, hence the name Monomille. The powerful little engine would produce around 60 hp and give the car a top speed of up to 180 km/h.
The fast little car was also expensive, so not very many were sold. In fact, the seller of this car believes that only 42 have been built, and he’s probably not far off.
So there aren’t many for sale. We could only find this one, being offered by a specialist in the Netherlands.
There are two versions of the Monomille, the Scorpione had a body by coachbuilder Beccaris and was built in 1961 and ‘62, the Monomille GT was built by Sibona & Basano from 1963 to 1965.
What we have here is a Scorpione, with its round tail. This car has been completely restored and according to the pictures, it is absolutely immaculate.
It’s from a private Abarth-collection and is part of the sale by RM Sotheby’s in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Friday, April 6.
The car is valued at USD 110,000 to 120,000.