Lovely 1988 Fiat Ritmo Abarth 130TC showing under 29k miles (38,500 kilometers – stated as original. Very nice shape inside and out.
The italian to the Rabbit GTi – an Italian take on the hot hatchback. Proven Fiat Lampredi twin-cam power plant – in this case 1995cc with high compression; hot cams and upgraded induction – twin Weber DCOE carbs. Light and simple platform with a big engine.
Imported to the USA in 2018 – refresh includes new steering rack, rear shocks, brakes, carb-tune, tires and.
The Ritmo Abarth represents a homologation special which kept Abarth in the road-car and racing scene paving the way for 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.