1953 Siata 208 S

Vehicle Profiles

Spyder
Coachwork: Bertone
Designer: Michelotti

Chassis Num: BS523

Designed by Michelotti and built by Bertone in 1953, the Siata (Chassis #523) was equipped with the Fiat 8V 'kit' including 2-liter engine, 4-speed transmission, and independent suspension. Its stunning clean design provided many styling cues seen in....[continue reading]

Spyder Motto
Designer: Rocco Motto

Siata was a small Italian car manufacturer that created a series of sports cars, competing from 1926 to 1970. The 208S Spyder was the first car in a series of three prototypes built for the International Motor Show in New York in 1953. It was then ....[continue reading]

Spyder Bertone
Designer: Bertone

Societa Italiana Trasformazioni was formed in 1926 by Giorgio Ambrosini to manufacture tuning accessories for Fiat automobiles. The first SIATA car, the Amica, was built in 1939. Then, during WWII, the company produced military equipment for the wa....[continue reading]

Spyder Motto
Designer: Rocco Motto

Chassis Num: BS 514
Engine Num: BS 071

This Siata 208S (chassis number BS514) was first imported into the United States in 1953 by Pebble Beach Road Race participant and European sports car dealer Ernie McAfee. His Los Angeles company bought 25 of the 35 Siatas built. Although they were....[continue reading]

Spyder Bertone
Designer: Bertone

Siata was the acronym for an Italian company that originally provided auto equipment and engine conversions, especially for Fiats. Automobile production began in 1948. Among the early Siatas were roadsters and coupe versions of the Fiat 8V coupe, b....[continue reading]

Spyder
Coachwork: Bertone
Designer: Michelotti

Chassis Num: BS509
Engine Num: BS073

Siata would get its start before the Second World War supplying performance parts to tweak and tune FIATs. The company would be started by amateur racing driver Giorgio Ambrosini, and, initially, would be more than willing to ride the success of FIAT....[continue reading]

Spyder by Bertone
Chassis #: BS523 
Spyder Motto
 
Spyder Bertone
 
Spyder Motto
Chassis #: BS 514 
Spyder Bertone
 
Spyder by Bertone
Chassis #: BS509 

History

Siata, meaning Societa Italiana Applicazioni Trasformazioni Automobilistiche, was created in 1926 by Georgio Ambrosini of Turin. They specialized in producing tuning accessories for Italian automobiles, mainly Fiat. Throughout the years they created a few prototype vehicles, many of which were entered in various racing events.

The Siata 208 was produced from 1952 through 1954. Many of the mechanical components were courtesy of Fiat, such as the V8 engine that was capable of producing 140 horsepower.

Originally, the vehicle was bodied by Stablimenti Farina but was later handled by Carrozzeria Balbo. Bertone was tasked with producing a GT saloon version powered by a Chrysler engine. In total, around 32 examples were produced.


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