1950 Siata Daina

1400 Coupe

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    7/1950
  • Mileage 
    8 279 km / 5 145 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    SLO121
  • Engine number 
    SLO121
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior colour 
    Gray
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    90 PS / 67 kW / 89 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

This beautiful and exclusive Siata Daina was first delivered in Milan on June 12th. 1950, and spent almost its entire life in Italy. Its first owner was Tristano Torelli from Milan, the editor of the comic series “Piccolo Sceriffo” (“little sheriff”). In 1951 Tristano Torelli sold the car to Como, where it had a total of 3 owners (all known) until 1956. From 1956 to 1983, SL 0121 was in the same Isidoro Favaro family, located in Loreggia near Padua (Venetia). On April 17th., 1983, the car was sold to an enthusiast from Arezzo, after being discovered as a “barn find” on an estate. The new owner wanted a full restoration of the car and bring it back to its original condition. Of course, the original and beautiful light blue metallic color, Azurro Metallizato, was also used again. A color that was very modern in the fifties.

Before starting with the technical part, he restored the beautifully shaped body and chic interior. Because everything had to be perfect again and some very hard-to-find parts were missing, the restoration of the body took no less than six years. Another five years later, the car, including all the technique, was like new again. The restoration is documented with photos and invoices. Incidentally, the amount of documentation is enormous. A thick map shows the complete history of the car. Numerous articles written about this car, owners list, technical specifications and passports (including the passport for the opportunity to participate in the famous Mille Migla) Reading it is a true journey through time and great to see what this car has experienced.

In 2014 the car was sold to Germany and in 2017 to the current owner. Since then, the car has been used on a number of tours and rallies, and exhibited at Concours d’Elégances.

Recently, for cosmetic reasons, the Siata was provided with a new coat of paint. A professional restoration company has used all its skills and experience to give the car the look it deserves and which the next owner will enjoy for many years to come.

This matching numbers and Swiss registration Siata Daina Coupe comes with:
Swiss registration

Registro Mille Miglia

FIVA passport

ASI passport

ACI passport

Fully documented history

Invoices

Photo documentation

Manuel book

Palmares documentation

TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Engine: 4 cylinder inline
Carburetors:2 x single carburettors
Engine capacity: 1393 cc.
Power: 90 bhp. at 5000 rpm
Topspeed: 155 km/h
Weight: 1050 kg.
Transmission: 5 speed, manual

HISTORY OF SIATA
Siata (Società Italiana Auto Trasformazioni Accessori) was an Italian car tuning company and manufacturer, founded in Turin in 1926 by amateur racing driver Giorgio Ambrosini, who already ran a car factory before World War I, called “Vittoria”.

Mainly based on Fiat donor cars, he tuned motors for racing to the same concept as, for example, Vittorio Stanguellini did.
The company was the oldest tuning company in Italy. Ambrosio, for example, developed cylinder heads that gave the Fiat engines almost twice the power than the standard version.

After World War II, the company started making its own sports cars named Siata. The cars were known as very sporty cars with special bodies. In the late 1940s and 1950s, Siata was a very innovative brand with no fewer than 13 models and a range from small to large and from city cars to expensive sports cars.

HISTORY OF SIATA DAINA
Siata built a special Berlina for the 24 hour race in Monza 1938. This Siata Berlinetta Monza is believed to be the ancestor of the Daina Coupé, first shown in 1948 and based on the Fiat 1400 Berlina
The Daina had a modified 1400 cc. OHV engine, including a special cylinder head and pistons, and twin carburettors leading to a power increase of 65 hp. At the buyer’s request, the car could be equipped with a four- or five-speed gearbox.

The Daina was considerably larger than its predecessor, the Siata Amica. The platform of the Fiat 1400 Berlina was shortened by 25 cm and the body design was done by Stabilamenti Farina, which was run by Giovanni Carlo Farina, brother of Battista Farina (better known as Pinin Farina). The exact number of Daina’s Coupé built is unknown.
Depending on the source, built numbers of 50 or 100 are mentioned. But this car has the chassis number SL 0121 which may be an indication that more than 100 cars were built. More known to enthusiasts are the Siata Daina Gran Sport Coupé and Cabrio models as well as the famous V8 300 BC.