The poor performance with the tubular chassis cars built by Abarth in 1964 paved the way for a new line of two-seater sports cars, which debuted in April 1965 during a test at Monza. The basis of these sports cars, the OTs (short for "Omogolata Turismo"), is derived from the platform of the Fiat 850. And that is why they are on this website.

In 1965 it was the turn of the 1300 OT: around 150 hp with a top speed of 245 km/h. That was 5 km/h faster than the 1600 OT Sport Spider, which also had 25 hp more. The streamline of the 1300 OT, drawn by Mario Colucci, was clearly better than that of the Sport Spider.

The car below is one of the second series, 1966 or 1967. Also built as "Periscopo"

Abarth 1300 OT 1

Abarth 1300 OT 2

Abarth 1300 OT 3

Abarth 1300 OT 4

 

Abarth 1300 OT 5

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