The prices vary : I got my diff (for Euro 2K) with a spare crown and pinion for 250;
The cost of almost 30 K for engine, gearbox, diff and kugklsischer means that the rest
(practically a chasis serail number plate) is 14 K.
Well this is ..... (expletive , deleted) EXPENSIVE !
This is a known truth that if we brake up our cars into parts they woud cost double
of triple the money that we could get for the whole car. How do you thing currently
the big auto makers are making the money - by selining cars - think again ...
it is the parts ...!!!
The other element that very few of us ( if any) of us can come up with 44 K euro at a time for a 131 abarth
original warack and another 50K get it rebuild.
It is the poorman's folly ;DS.
So we spend time and money to collect all parts we can and then but them together
in the best way we can. The only thing I can say: mine will be the "most original"
131 abarth replica in Poland if not all of New Europe. (Where the car never ever even drove.
To the bets onf my kjnowledge no original 131 abarth was ever driven in the boundries of
former Eastren Block. I know of one 124 abarth being driven by Andrzej jaroszewicz - a son of Polish prime
minister and a rally driver of the orignal FSO rally team (a friend of mine owns it now, and show it off once
every few years ...) , but no 131 abarth!
There are some very nicely done ( i.e. by Walezy ) and driving like a rocket, but I believe there to only few which
would use only fiat and abarth parts or remakes of such parts (no LSD from BMW , Mazda or Toyota, Ford gear
box etc. ). All parts are vintage or remakes of vintage and only same model. The difference except for 16v head
will be slight differences in front suspension ( I am missing the abarth reinforced front, suspension parts, have
standard speering of 3,1 instead of 2.8 lock to lock. ... Also the wheels I have CD 66 (13 ") while the original
had CD 68 (15 ") and the rear side windows are vented (for conveniance of fighting with inside heat while driving
in hot summer days).
All the markings are vintage correct (no stickers for later Ritmo or others)
Not really much more.
As I said when we were rebuilding it we bought altogether 5 donor 131's ( and took everthing
from them). Ssee picture of some of the donors being stripped to bare metal ... )
plus one 131 racing we used as base. So now even all cables are hanging on original fiat
plastic hangers, 99 % of the screws nuts and bolts are original fiat .... As75 % of the parts
in 131 abarth were standrd 131 parts this is as original as one can get ...
The rad car (under construction) in background of some of the pictuires is the car I am driving today !
I dare call it an Original Replica !