1969 Siata Spring selling at no reserve!
Siata (Società Italiana Auto Trasformazioni Accessori in English Italian Car Transformation Accessories Company) was an Italian car tuning shop and manufacturer founded in 1926 by amateur race car driver Giorgio Ambrosini. Siata initially sold performance parts to modify and tune cars manufactured by Fiat. After World War II, the company began making its own sports cars under the Siata brand. In 1968, after a detailed market research among Italian youth, Siata launched the Siata Spring, a sports car based on parts from Fiat 850, with a front end styled by Enrico Fumia in 1966.
The Siata Spring is a 2-seater roadster built by Siata on the basis of the 850. Produced from 1967-1970, the Spring was based on a modified Fiat 850 floorpan and incorporated 850 mechanicals. With styling derived from the Siata Rallye and MG TD, the Spring was Siata’s best-selling model. It featured retro styling with a mock upright radiator grille, separate wings and headlights, and running boards. Production was limited to around 3,500 examples of which approximately 10-percent are said to remain today. Curb weight on its all-steel body is 1,400 pounds. Due to the 1973 oil crisis, sales of sports cars in Italy tumbled. Siata ceased producing cars in 1975. Of the original 3500 hand build automobiles produced by Siata from 1968-1975, less than 10% of those are known to still be on the road.
The odometer currently reads 14,000 miles and is believed to be accurate as the previous owner bought it from the original owner in 1971. At that time, this Siata had 4,000 miles on it. It has been driven 10,000 miles in the last 47 years. The speedometer has recently stopped working, I would think it is due to the speedometer cable. The tachometer cable will need to be replaced as well. The top has been down the whole time and it has not been driven except on the nicest of days. The original engine starts, idles, and runs and stops with ease. The engine and brakes have gone through a tune up about 100 miles ago. The paint is all original as is the convertible top and side windows. This Siata comes with the original paperwork including the owner’s manual. All lights and directional work. This is a fun and unusual, easy to maintain, true Italian roadster that is capable of highway speeds up to 75-mph. Drive it to get ice cream, drive it in a parade. Drive it and enjoy the thrill of motoring around in a true Italian roadster. This car retains its original Borrani wire wheels, which were a $126 option when new. It has included the clear title, and the paperwork from when it was bought new on August 27, 1969. Cars like this are only original once, and this one will have you motoring for years to come. I have seen a few for sale online that have been redone, but none that are as original as this one. Of the original 3500 made, less than 10% remain on the road. I have looked and you will not find a better example of an original, unrestored Siata. Truly, it should be in a museum. I will help with pickup of the Siata, however any cost of shipping is the responsibility of the buyer.
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As this low mileage roadster is 49 years old, I will be selling it without reserve and will be sold where is with no warranty written or implied. Please let me know if you have any questions and I will do my best to answer them. Contact me for a buy it now price or to make an offer. Thanks!
|“This Siata is in incredible condition! The undercoating is all still in place, no rust and only 14,000 original miles. Absolutely incredible! No Reserve!” |
| Year: || 1970 || VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): || A693266 |
| Mileage: || 14,602 || Transmission: || Manual |
| Make: || Fiat Siata Spring || Body Type: || Convertible |
| Model: || Sping || Warranty: || Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty |
| Trim: || Roadster || Vehicle Title: || Clear |
| Engine: || 4 Cylinder || Options: || Convertible |
| Drive Type: || RWD || Fuel Type: || Gasoline |
| For Sale By: || Private Seller || Exterior Color: || Yellow |
| Disability Equipped: || No || Interior Color: || Black |
| Drive Side: || Left-hand drive || Number of Cylinders: || 4 |