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1966 ASA 1000 informationChassis: 10011042z
Engine: 173/285
Event : Carmel-By-The-Sea Concours on the AvenueImage credit: © Conceptcarz.com

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1966 ASA 10001966 ASA 10001966 ASA 10001966 ASA 10001966 ASA 10001966 ASA 1000
1966 ASA 10001966 ASA 10001966 ASA 10001966 ASA 10001966 ASA 10001966 ASA 1000
1966 ASA 10001966 ASA 10001966 ASA 10001966 ASA 10001966 ASA 10001966 ASA 1000
1966 ASA 10001966 ASA 10001966 ASA 10001966 ASA 10001966 ASA 10001966 ASA 1000
1966 ASA 10001966 ASA 10001966 ASA 10001966 ASA 10001966 ASA 10001966 ASA 1000
1966 ASA 10001966 ASA 1000
Spyder
Chassis Num: 10011042z
Engine Num: 173/285
 
Sold for $99,000 at 2007 Gooding & Company.
It is believed that this ASA 1000 Spyder was brought to the United States by Luigi Chinetti during the mid- to late-1960s. The ASA 1000 had its origins in a proposal within Ferrari for an inexpensive, small displacement car. The proposal could never get off the ground, so the idea was sold to ASA (an electro-chemical company, Autoconstruzione Societa per Azioni) which got Bertone to design bodywork for it. A Ferrari-designed, 1032cc, four-cylinder engine was under the hood. It produced 97 horsepower, more than enough to provide impressive performance in the little car. It is thought that only 12 Spyder versions were made, and that perhaps only 6 of these survive today.

In 2007 this 1000 'Mille' Spyder was brought to the Gooding & Company auction held in Pebble Beach, CA where it was estimated to sell for $40,000-$60,000 and offered without reserve. It is very rare that an ASA 1000 Spyder comes to market, and seldom seen is the Spyder version. It has the classic Giugiaro styling and roots with the Ferrari marque, making this a very historically significant vehicle. Its largest drawback when first introduced was its price tag, which has made this a very exclusive vehicle in modern times. The rarity was understood at auction, and bidding soon surpassed the estimated value. At nearly double the estimates, the lot was sold for $99,000 including buyer's premium.

By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2009