Coys Auction - Légende et Passion
Friday 30th April 2010 at 11AM
Registration Number: EU Registered Chassis Number: SL 0251 B
Founded in 1926 in Turin, Italy by Giorgio Ambrosini, SIATA (Societ+ Italiana Auto Trasformazioni e Accessori) began life as a tuning firm specialising in the modification of Fiats. The factory was destroyed during the second WW. and in the period immediately after restarted activity manufacturing the world famous Cucciolo midget motors to power bicycles. A few years later 1949 ,to be exact ,the company introduced its first production car based on Fiats components, in this case sourced from the Topolino, the logical choice. The new Amica cabriolet was the result. During the 1950s and on into the +60s a variety of US engines including Crosley, Ford and Chrysler V8s were adopted in addition to Fiat’s home- grown motors.
The Torinese firm‘s next effort, after the birth of the Amica, was based on the Fiat 1400. It was called the