The Ultimate Car Collection #60; 1976 Fiat 131 Mirafiori Abarth
In 1976, 400 examples of the Fiat
Abarth 131 Rally were built for homologation purposes. These cars
were built in a cooperation between Fiat, Bertone and Abarth.
Bertone took part-completed two door standard bodyshells from the
production line in Mirafiori, fitted plastic mudguards front and
rear, a plastic bonnet and bootlid and modified the metal structure
to accept the independent rear suspension. The cars were fully
painted an trimmed and then delivered back to the Fiat special
Rivalta plant where they received the Abarth mechanicals.