Lovely 1988 Fiat Ritmo Abarth 130TC with just 38,500 kilometers (23,870 miles) showing on the odometer (stated as original). Very nice shape inside and out.
An Excellent example of the Italian take on the hot hatchback. Legendary Lampredi twin-cam power plant. In this case 1995cc with high compression (for the time); hot cams and upgraded induction – twin Weber DCOE carbs. This light and simple platform = raucous fun.
Imported to the USA in 2018. Once here, received a new steering rack, rear shocks, brakes, carb-tune, tires and new stereo.
The Fiat Ritmo Abarth is an excellent car. I’ve owned a couple – having purchased my first 125TC in Frankfurt in 1992 to travel through Germany / Czech / Austria / Italy / Switzerland. Fantastic car – very fun to drive and great 1980’s feel with real carburetors and before ABS / Traction control / AWD / etc.
Not your normal hot-hatchback – this is a homologation special that kept the Abarth team in the road and racing scene helping lay the groundwork for later milestones like the Lancia Delta HF Integrale.
From Wikipedia (translated)
In September 1983, Ritmo Abarth adopted the changes brought to the rest of the Ritmo range at the end of 1982 for MY 1983. Its weight decreased by 30 kg. The Abarth becomes 130 TC and is equipped with a true grille with four headlights, the engine gains 5 hp at only 5,800 rpm with the adoption of the electronic ignition Magneti-Marelli Digiplex. Acceleration 0-100 goes below 8 seconds. This version will compete in numerous competitions in the N group of the European Rally Championship with the unofficial support of Fiat, Abarth proposing many transformation kits for the cars in competition.