1952 Siata Daina

Siata Daina farina cabriolet

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1952
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    SL 0168
  • Engine number 
    SL 0168
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Exterior brand colour 
    light green metallic
  • Interior colour 
    Beige
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Green
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The Italian car manufacturer Siata (Societa Italiana Applicazioni Trasformazioni Automobilistiche) produced in the fifties some exciting berlinettas, convertibles and spiders, all based on Fiat technology but mechanically refined and upgraded and coachbuilt by the famous Italian designers.

According to the register, worldwide only 7 are still known to survive. This 1952 Siata Daina with chassis SL 0168 and with aluminium coachwork (except doors) by Stabilimenti Farina, was completely restored in 2005-2006 by a North-Italian specialist respecting rigorously the original specifications and colours in which this particular Trasformabile left the Siata factory.

The aluminium body is absolutely straight, has perfect shut lines on doors, boot (opens sideways!) and bonnet. The Siata just looks stunning in this light fine-metallic green paint. As a result the car obtained the much coveted ASI Targa D 'Oro(best specification) certification.

Also the Fiat Registro rewarded the quality of this Siata by issuing a Certificato in which the exceptional quality of the restoration is underlined. After inspection this Siata it confirms the quality of the restoration because the underneath of the car is still immaculate. Power comes from the Fiat 4-cylinder 1400 cc engine modified by Siata with a special cylinderhead, pistons and a twin carburettor (Weber 32 ) set-up producing a healthy 72 BHP. On the road all this excellent restoration work is immediately translated in a very healthy road behaviour. Very solid feeling (no rattles whatsoever!), good punch from the engine with a sporty sound from the stainless steel exhaust, smooth gearchange, precise steering, etc...

Add to this almost perfect road behaviour, a stylish interior in beige leather, the complete full-functional beautiful dashboard, the smart cream steering wheel and knobs, + some nice typical Siata detailing and... suddenly you realise you are driving a sort of Italian dolce vita heaven.

For more information about this car, history or pictures visit our official website: www.classic-car-service.be/autos/1952-siata-daina-convertible-stabilimenti-farina/