Siata 208 CS Bertone Berlinetta – 1952

Siata 208 CS Bertone Berlinetta - 1952

Siata 208 CS Berlinetta – 1952

Marca : Siata
Modello : 208 CS
Anno : 1952
Telaio N. : CS057L
Esemplari prodotti : 
Carrozzeria : Bertone
Motore : 8 cilindri a V di 70°
Cilindrata : 1.996 cc
Distribuzione : OHV
Valvole Cilindro : 2
Alimentazione : 2 carb. Weber 36 DCN
Potenza : 110 CV a 6.000 giri/min
Top speed Km/h :

Auction Results
2007 – Bonhams – Switzerland – Unsold

This one-off, four-seat, Siata Berlina uses the Fiat derived 2.0 liter V8 engine which can also be found in the more common Fiat 8Vs, and Siata 208s. Like other one-off Italian designs, this car boasts many unique details in the head and taillight structures, and throughout the dash and doors.

First shown at the Paris Auto Show in October 1952, then with 2 other Siatas at the New York International Motor Sports Show in April 1953, this car was sold in Chicago in 1953. Resold in 1955 to Roy Thoressen of Burnsville, MN, who drove the car for 3 or 4 years and then put the Berlina away. In storage for 30 years (29 dry), it was severely water damaged when a snow storm collapsed the roof of the warehouse. The car was sold in 1989 and changed hands 3 times quickly before finally residing in Stamford, CT. The current owner bought this Berlina in January of 1993 in the same condition as when sold in 1989.

After acquiring the car, the owner first addressed the interior. Upon removing the interior, the owner found still wet rodent nests in the rear inner wheel wells. After letting the interior dry for several months, they re-glued the door panels, re-colored the interior as close to original as possible, and then re-fitted the interior.

Between 1988 and 1993 numerous attempts to get the car running were made. Several fuel pumps were tried before the owner achieved success. Once accomplished, the battery polarity was corrected and the car started. The oil and radiator hoses were replaced, the valves adjusted, and then the car was driven to Lime Rock for the Labor Day car show. Not too bad for a car that sat for over 30 years. The car was used for a number of years in cleaned un-restored condition participating in vintage rallies and shows.


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