Siata

 

 

 

 1952 Siata 300 BC 750cc at 1952 Watkins Glen, (Alan Isslehardt photo)

 

The list below is a great informational guide. Each link helps to save the dates and names of the production models in order to offer up more details and photos about the Siata. The pictures show just how great the quality and craftsmanship of the Siata were.

 

Period Siata Articles

1938 Siata Sport 500cc

1946 Siata Sport 500cc

1948 Siata Tipo TC 500cc

1948 Siata Orchidea Berlinetta MM

1950 Siata Amica Cabriolet 500cc

1950 Siata Amica Sedan 500cc

1950(?) Siata Sport Corsa

1950 Siata Sport Corsa

1950 Siata Daina Coupe 1400cc

1951 Siata Fiat 1400cc Coupe

1951 Siata Crosley 750cc

1951 Siata 750cc Sport

1952 Siata Daina Cabriolet 1400cc

1951-52 Siata Gran Sport Farina 1400cc

1952 Sebring Dick Irish Siata Gran Sport 1400cc

1952 Siata Daina Motto Sport 1400cc

1952(?) Siata 350cc Coupe

1952 Siata 300 BC 750cc and 1100cc

1952 Siata 300 BC Coupe 750cc

1952 Siata Daina Coupe 1480cc

1952 Siata 208 CS Bertone Berlina

1952 Siata 208 8V Coupe

1952 Siata 208 CS Bertone

1952 Siata 208 S Bertone Spyder Fiat 8V

1953 Siata 208 8V CS Farina Spyder

1953 Siata 200 CS Bertone Chrysler

1953 Siata 208 8V Spyder

1954 Siata 208 Coupe Michelotti

 

 


 

 

 

 

 (photos courtesy of Joel Stein and the Mitiche web site

1938 Siata Sport 500cc Minato collection


 

1946 Siata 500 Sport


 

1948 Siata Tipo TC 500cc #SC006 


 

1948 Orchidea berlinetta MM


 

1950 Siata Amica Cabriolet 500cc


 

1950(51) Siata Amica "Mitzi" Coupe 500cc 


 

1950(?) Siata (Corrado Bacchi archives)


 

(photo courtesy of the Mitiche web site)

1950 Siata Sport 750cc #SC008 Corsa Bensi collection 


 

1952 Sebring (Dick Irish photo)

1950 Siata Daina Coupe 1400cc


 

 (2010 Amelia Island Concours Cliff Reuter photos and video)

1951 Siata Fiat 1400cc Coupe Peter Voorhees collection 


 

(Rae R. Reuss photo)

1951 Watkins Glen (Frank Shaffer/VeloceToday.com photos)

  1952 Brynfan Tyddyn

 1953 Bridgehampton

1951 Siata Crosley 750cc


 

  1954 Atterbury AFB (Clair Reuter photos)

1954 Atterbury AFB (Clair Reuter photos)

 J.G. Whitlock

1960 Wilmot (?) (Jack Reuter archives)

1951 Siata Topolino 750cc Sport


 

1951 Siata 750cc Sport at 1952 Mille Miglia


 

1952 Siata Daina Cabriolet July 11, 1952 on "Vulcano Vesuvius" in Naples Italy, Ex Ciro Pane (Grazie Salvatore!)


 

1952 Siata Gran Sport 1400cc #SLO212 Harry Hart collection


1952 Siata Gran Sport 1400cc #SLO216


1952 Siata Gran Sport Farina 1400cc #SL0233 Ex Dick Irish


(Sportscardigest.com photo)

 1952 Siata Gran Sport Farina 1400cc #SL0245 


 

(as seen at 2009 Laguna Seca Cliff Reuter photos)

(as seen at 2007 Concorso Italiano Jack Reuter photo)

1952 Siata Gran Sport Farina 1400cc #SL0248 Bob Williams Collection 


1952 Siata Gran Sport Farina 1400cc #SL0251 Ex Benjamin and Auten 


 1952 Siata Gran Sport Farina 1400cc #SL0264 1951 Palm Springs Jack McAfee driver


1952 Siata Gran Sport Farina 1400cc #SL0280


1952 Siata Gran Sport Farina 1400cc #SL0281


1952 Siata Gran Sport Farina 1400cc #SL0288 Scalvenzi collection (photo courtesy of the Mitiche web site)


 

1953 Lockbourn AFB (Doug Chadwick photo) 

(Rae R. Reuss photo)

1951-52 Siata Gran Sport Farina 1400cc


 

(photos courtesy of the Mitiche web site

 1952 Siata Daina Motto Sport 1400cc Malto collection


 

1952 Siata 350cc Coupe


 

1952 Siata 300 BC 750cc #ST401


(as seen at 2009 Laguna Seca Cliff Reuter photos)

1952 Siata 300 BC 750cc #ST402 Ex Linton, Leydon; Marty Stein collection


1952 Watkins Glen

 

1952 Siata 300 BC 750cc #ST403 Ex Pompeo, Linton, Wessells


(photo courtesy of the Mitiche web site)

1952 Siata 300 BC 750cc #ST404 Uwe Wiessmath Siata.de collection 


Richard Yares 1953 Lockbourn AFB (Doug Chadwick photo)

 

1952 Siata 300 BC 750cc #ST407 Ex Yares, Kimball; Silvia Oberti collection


  1954 Wilmot Hills (Clair Reuter Photo) #ST410


(photo courtesy of the Mitiche web site

1952 Siata 300 BC 1100cc Convertible #ST419 Ugo Piccagli collection 


  1953 Brynfan Tyddyn 1952 Siata 300 BC 750cc #ST425


(Pete Reuter photos)

1952 Siata 300 BC 750cc #ST430 Howard B. collection 


1952 Siata 300 BC 1100cc #ST435


(2009 and 2007 Laguna Seca Cliff Reuter, Jack Reuter photos)

1952 Siata 300 BC 1100cc Convertible #ST441 Ex Hagstrom; Gary Winiger collection


1952 Siata 300 BC 1100cc Convertible #ST444


Click HERE to see a pdf file with more history

1952 Siata 300 BC Motto 1100cc Convertible #ST446 Ex Don Black, Walter Bailey, Fred Trueman, Tony Wang, Jim Collins; restoration completed May 2008


1952 Siata 300 BC 1100cc #ST450 


Misc period Siata 300 BC Photos

1952 Vero Beach

First in class and winner of the Index Of Performance at the 1952 Vero Beach 12 hour race George Huntoon and F. Geeger drivers, Briggs Cunningham owner. 

1952 Elkhart Lake 

George Keck 1953 Paine Field (rspubs.com photo)

1953 Lockbourn AFB (Doug Chadwick photos) 

Isabel Haskell De Tomaso 1955 Coffeyville Kansas  (Lonnie Rix photo)

  1956 Cumberland (Ron Gordon Photo)


 

 

 

 

1952 Siata 300 BC Coupe 750cc #ST417 Ex Sterner


 

 

1952 Siata Daina Sport Coupe #SL0316 1480cc Ex Bottazzi; Tom Stegman collection


1952 Siata Daina Sport Coupe 1480cc #SL0324


 


1952 Siata Daina Coupe 


 

1952 Siata 208 lungo Bertone Berlina #CS057L Ex Walt Eisenstark 


 

 

1952 Mille Miglia

1952 Turin Auto Show

1952 Siata 208 8V Coupe Farina #SC052 


In Italy

1952 Watkins Glen (Otto Linton Photo) 

1952 Siata 208 8V Coupe Farina #CS060 Ex Otto Linton and Knute Kolmann


1952 Siata 208 8V Coupe Balbo #CS061 engine #CS044 Ex Marshall Lewis; Michael Schwartz collection


Jim Pauley 1955 Sebring (Howard Wolery photos)

 1957 VIR (Bill King Photo)

1952 Siata 208 8V Coupe Balbo #CS069


1952 Siata 208 8V Coupe Balbo #CS071 Walter Eisenstark collection


1952 Siata 208 8V Coupe Balbo #CS072


1952 Siata 208 8V Coupe Balbo #CS073 Engine #CS072


Period Siata 208 8V Coupe advert


 

(Walter Eisenstark Photo)

1952 Siata 208 CS Bertone


 

1952 Siata 208 CS #054 Bertone Fiat 8V


 

1953 Siata 200 CS Bertone Chrysler


 

 

1953 Siata 208 CS Farina Spyder #CS058 Ex Rosso Bianco; David Smith Collection


 

1953 Siata 208 S #BS501


1953 Siata 208 S #BS502 Ex Barry Silverman


1953 Siata 208 S #BS503 Carrera Panamericana Team McAfee


1953 Siata 208 S #BS504 "Henrietta" Ex Jim Carson; Fred Phillips collection


1954 Siata 208 S #BS508 Ex Tony Krivanek; Michael Schwartz collection


 

1960 Governor's Cup Doug Diffenderfer 

1960 VIR Doug Diffenderfer

1961 Marlboro Doug Diffenderfer

1962 Marlboro Don Erlbeck (Chris Sloan archives)

1953 Siata 208 S #BS513 Ex Doug Diffenderfer and Don Erlbeck  1960 SCCA Class FP champion 


1953 Siata 208 S #BS514 Elliott Dolin collection (2008 Pebble Beach Jack Reuter photos) 


(2007 Concorso Italiano Jack Reuter photos)

1953 Siata 208 S #BS518 Ex Rick McBride; David DiFrancesco collection 


1953 Siata 208 S #BS519 Ex Scott Borman; Larry Solomon collection


 

1953 Siata 208 S #BS523 Through Ernie McAfee Ex Bruce Sand, Steve McQueen; Everett Anton Singer collection


1953 Siata 208 S #BS524


1953 Siata 208 S #BS525


1953 Siata 208 S #BS528 Robert Davis collection (as seen at 2007 Concorso Italiano Jack Reuter photos)


1953 Siata 208 S #BS529


1954 Siata 208 S #BS531


1954 Siata 208 S #BS532


1954 Siata 208 S #BS535 Ex Walt Eisenstark (currently being repainted)


1953 Siata 208 S (as seen at 2007 Concorso Italiano Jack Reuter photo)



1954 Santa Barbara


 

 Ernie McAfee's shop in 1958 (Bob Enberg photo)

1954 Siata 208 Michelotti Coupe #BS537 Ex Richard Ward is a coupe built on a roadster chassis. Siata built it to order for Ernie McAfee and Bill Doheny to race in the 1954 Panamerican road race.  It did not race in Panama but did compete in California.


Many thanks to Dick Irish for the following photos!

 

 

 

 

1952 Siata Gran Sport 1400 GS #SL0233 3rd OA at 1952 Sebring Dick Irish 

Email from Dick Irish to etceterini.com:  The Siata "adventure" was really fun.  We ran two 12 hour races in a week and I don't think we ever saw 100 mph.  As I mentioned, we had head gasket problems at Vero Beach.  Tony Pompeo even brought us yet another head gasket in his suitcase for Sebring, but to say it arrived "rumpled" would be an understatement.  We therefore borrowed a page from our midget experience and made a headgasket from annealed aluminum sheet.  Tony also brought the shop manual which basically said one should torque the head, let it set over night to let the studs stretch, the re-torque it again, before running.  The Siata Gran Sport would out handle most of the competitors though and I was able to run a whole stint with the ex-Bill Spear 2 liter 166 Barchetta driven by Dick Cicurel and Bob O'Brian.  I'd pass them going into the first turn, lead them through the hairpin and down warehouse straight, the Ferrari would pass me on the airport runway straights, I'd catch them on the last turns and follow them past the pits, to repeat the pass.  After the driver switch, I went down to their pits to tell them that I didn't mind following a Ferrari, but I hated following one with mufflers!  It REALLY pissed them off!  At our last pit stop, we lost time when the engine wouldn't fire for some reason.  When it did fire, we'd dropped to third place behind an XK-120 Jag.  We ended up 45 seconds behind it while gaining 19 seconds a lap.  The kicker was the next morning the car threw the rod on the way back into town and we had to fit a tow bar and tow the car back to Cleveland.  We had driven it down to break it in, as I had also driven it from New York to Cleveland.  The dealer I worked for, who owned the car, hadn't a clue and repainted the car a different color before putting it on the showroom floor with the trophies!

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