Gordon Vann's Fiat Abarth

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Kit Sagen was Gordon's neighbor in Walnut Creek, and he took this photo in 1961. Kit was just a teenager in 1961, but to his recollection, Vann built the car for himself; "I know he eventually sold it. It was red, and I think aluminum. This was built when sports cars were not mainstream in California but were gaining in popularity with sports car clubs and raceways popping up." Photo courtesy of Kit Sagen.
A rear end shot of Gordon's Fiat Abarth. Photo courtesy of Kit Sagen.
Photo courtesy of Kit Sagen.

Fiat Abarth owned and restyled by Gordon Vann of Walnut Creek, California. Gordon ran and operated Gordon Vann's Body Shop in Berkley. Kit Sagen was Vann's neighbor in 1961, and in 2019 he told Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama that to his recollection, Vann built the car for himself; "I know he eventually sold it. It was red, and I think aluminum. This was built when sports cars were not mainstream in California but were gaining in popularity with sports car clubs and raceways popping up."[1]


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