Cohort Outtake: Fiat 850 Sports Racer by Bertone

Fiat 850 Racer berlinetta bertone

Since we’re celebrating small cars today, here’s a very unusual find posted to the Cohort John Lloyd. This is not a Fiat 850 Spider with a detachable hardtop. This is a Bertone Sports Racer, with a fixed hardtop. It’s a bit hard to know what the reasons were for Bertone undertaking this, but whatever it was, it’s lost in the mists of time now. The Sports racer did not have any more power than the regular 850 Spider, meaning 58 gross, 52 net hp from the 903cc four that was used in some of the years of production.


Perry Shoar’s Capsule on the 850 Spider is here