1952 Siata Daina Cabriolet / SL 0255 B Chassis Information

1952 Siata Daina photograph

1952 Siata Daina photograph

1952 Siata Daina1952 Siata Daina
Cabriolet
Chassis #: SL 0255 B
Sold for $357,500 at 2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey.
Societa Italiana Auto Trasformazione Accessori (SIATA) of Turin was founded in 1926. They established a relationship with FIAT; after the war, they began tuning Fiat 500s with performance accessories. By 1950, they were producing small automobiles with custom coachwork under their own name. Their Daina model, with its steel box-section frame, was a two-passenger vehicle available as either a Coupe or Cabriolet. It had the steering, drivetrain, and suspension of the Fiat 1400 along with its overhead-valve engine.

At the Geneva Auto Show in 1952, Siata introduced the Gran Sport which featured steel coachwork by Stabilimenti Farina with an aluminum hood. Unfortunately, Stabilimenti Farina closed its doors the following year, which meant production of the coupe, convertible, and Gran Sport also came to an end. Production was then sent to Bertone, who built their own version of the coupe, called the Sport.

This known history of this particular example begins in Ventura County, California where it lived until the 1990s, when the car moved to Flagstaff, Arizona. While in California, several owners installed American V-8 engines. The original powerplant was lost to time. Around 2001, it was acquired by an individual from Kansas, who kept it for a short time before selling it to a Florida resident, who retained it until early 2008, when it was acquired by the current owner.

A four-year rotisserie restoration soon began, with the goal of achieving 100 percent originality. A period-correct Fiat 1400 motor and gearbox were sourced and fitted with a Siata intake manifold with brass Weber carburetors. The car was finished in Neptune Blue with the interior upholstered in a combination of tan leather seats, a black leatherette dashboard and door trim, and black rubber floor mats.


By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2015

2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$250,000-$325,000 
Sale Price :
$357,500

2015 1
2010 1
2004 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2015$357,500$357,5001
2010$201,096$201,0961
2004$137,500$137,5001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1952 sales)
1952 Siata Daina Gran Sport by Stabilimenti Farina
Chassis#: SL 0255 B
Sold for $357,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1952 Siata Daina image  1952 Siata Daina image  
1952 Siata Diana Gran Sport
Chassis#: SL 0251 B
Sold for $201,096
  2010 Coys Auction - Legende et Passion
 
1952 SIATA DAINA GRAN SPORT ROADSTER
Sold for $137,500
  2004 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2004
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1952 Siata Daina's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1952 SIATA Daina Gran Sport Type A BarchettaSLO2162017 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $280,000$380,000
1952 SIATA Daina Gran Sport Type A BarchettaSLO2162016 Bonhams : The December Sale $250,000$350,000
1952 SIATA Daina CabrioletSL 01682012 Bonhams The Monaco Sale 'Les Grandes Marques à Monaco' $115,000$145,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Siata Daina 1400 Gran Sport1951 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Farina
Chassis information for the Siata Daina 1400 Gran Sport1951 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Farina
Chassis Num: SL0208
Engine Num: SL0264B
Chassis information for the Siata Daina1952 Sport Coupe
Coachbuilder: Farina
Chassis information for the Siata Daina1952 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Farina
Chassis Num: SL 0168
Engine Num: SL 0168
Chassis information for the Siata Daina1953 Sport Coupé
Coachbuilder: Bertone
Chassis Num: SL-0326-C


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