S.I.A.T.A. Amica Convertibile 1950 LHD SIATA (Societa Italiana Auto Trasformazioni Accessori) was founded by Giorgio Ambrosini in 1926, mainly producing accessories and engine tuning kits for the automotive industry. The company specialized in performance modifications for FIAT, creating OHV conversions, five-speed transmissions, multiple-carburetor intake manifolds, etc& After world war 2, SIATA designed the lightweight moped engine cucciolo puppy which was used to power the very first Ducati. In 1949 SIATA released their first own-produced sports car: the Amica. Later well-known models include the Daina, ottovu-based 208 and the playful Spring, which was the last model SIATA built before their bankruptcy in 1970. Classic car connoisseurs will certainly know Steve McQueen's SIATA 208S or baby Ferrari as he called it. Today SIATA remains one of the most sought after Italian sports car makes with top models like the 208S or 208CS reaching 7-digit sale prices. The SIATA Amica was first produced in 1949, based on the very popular FIAT Topolino 500cc mechanics. Its compact and admirable 'body lines were designed by the famous Italian car designer Count Mario Rivelli de Beaumont and built by Bertone. This SIATA Amica is in great condition, having been completely restored in the 1990ies and driven sparingly since. The inline-four starts on the button and runs super smoothly. The clever modifications to the Topolino-based power plant boost power from 16hp to a healthy 20hp. Combined with a smooth shifting four speed steering column operated transmission and weight of only 580kg, this Amica persuades driver and passenger with a vivid and pleasant driving behavior. Are you looking for an exotic open sports car, combining the illustrious names such as Rivelli de Beaumont and Bertone ? Then this Siata Amica, made by a company that unleashes curiosity in many classic car minds, is the right choice. An attractive extra is that this Siata Amica is Mille Miglia eligible and ultra rare. Your chances to enjoy during the 2015 Mille Miglia the beautiful Italian scenery with a race number on your door are becoming very realistic.
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