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Siata-Ford 208 S (1952)

For sale at the Classic Cars Pop-Up Store 2021 @ www.ccpu.store

Price on request

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Request for Siata-Ford 208 S (1952) | Vehicle-ID: 233270

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  • Vehicle data
  • Description
  • Condition
  • Make Siata-Ford
  • Model 208
  • Model name 208 S
  • Series n.a.
  • Year of manufacture 1952
  • Chassis number 208SL 1006613
  • Gearbox number n.a.
  • Report n.a.
  • Condition category n.a.
  • Mileage (read) 21,949 mls
  • Previous owners n.a.
  • First registration 02/1953
  • Engine number n.a.
  • Matching numbers n.a.

Technical details

  • Body style Convertible
  • Power (kw/hp) 77/105
  • Cubic capacity (ccm) 3,917
  • Cylinders 8
  • Doors 2
  • Steering Left (LHD)
  • Transmission Manual
  • Gears 5
  • Drive Rear
  • Front Brake n.a.
  • Rear Brake n.a.
  • Fuel Petrol

Individual configuration

  • Exterior colour Red
  • Manufacturer colour name -
  • Sunroof No
  • Folding roof No
  • Power Assisted Steering No
  • Central locking No
  • Electric windows No
  • Interior colour Beige
  • Interior material Leather
  • Electric heated seats No
  • Air conditioning No
  • ABS No
  • Airbag No
  • Cruise control No

This classic is currently for sale at the Classic Cars Pop-Up Store 2021 in Druten, Netherlands. Please contact us for further information. Digital live-viewings are possible upon request.

Please book an appointment on the Metropole Druten Website if you wish to have a look at the event in person.

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1953 Siata-Ford 208S Cabriolet Speciale by Stabilimenti Farina

Chassis No.208SL 1006613

  • A one-off Siata-built, Ford-powered speciale
  • Beautifully tailored aluminum coachwork by Stabilimenti Farina
  • Believed to be the last Stabilimenti Farina body completed
  • Delivered new by the famous Alfred Momo
  • Comprehensively restored, with documented history


The unique Siata-Ford 208S was commissioned as a promotional tool by Jimmy Mulgrew of Euclid Ford in Euclid, Ohio. To assist with the project, Mulgrew enlisted the expertise of racer Dick Irish, class winner at the 1952 12 Hours of Sebring. Originally the pair intended to base the project on a Ford “Police Special” chassis, but the request for such a chassis was reportedly denied by Ford Motor Company. Consequently, a 1951 Ford sedan was purchased from Euclid Ford and sent to Siata via Tony Pompeo’s New York dealership in mid-1952.

The flathead V-8 drivetrain, suspension, and instruments used in the car are those from that Ford sedan, but the frame was specially designed by Siata. It is unknown whether the entire car was sent to Italy and then taken apart, or whether the major components of the car were removed in New York and then shipped abroad. The use of a Siata chassis rather than the Ford seems to indicate the latter.

What is known is that the completed aluminum cabriolet was returned to New York in late 1952, very close to when Stabilimenti Farina ceased operations. So close, in fact, it was noted by Dick Irish that the car may actually have been finished by the legendary coachbuilder Bertone.

After displaying the car at Euclid Ford, Mulgrew sold the special cabriolet through Alfred Momo’s New York dealership in 1955. This second owner is unknown, but the car was subsequently purchased in the mid-1960s by Frank Russo Sr. of Jacksonville, Maryland. It was with Russo for several years until it was sold to a new, as yet unknown, owner in the late 1960s. Purchased in October 1974 by Michael Caltrider, the car then changed hands several more times to owners including: Michael Supley in August 1975, Roland Wommack, Bill Lightfoot in 1982, Phil Goutell in 1985, Joseph Alphabet in 1987, and Oliver Kuttner in 1988.

The 208S had fallen into disrepair by the summer of 1988, when it was refurbished for the first time by Kuttner. It then sat largely unused until 2005, when it was purchased by Jerry Bensinger and Daniel Rapley, who then sold the car to the current owner. It was treated to a full restoration of the aluminum coachwork by German shop Bernhadt Karosseriebau, before being shipped to Absolute Engineering of Goleta, California, to complete the rest of the car.

The remarkable product of international collaboration, the Siata-Ford 208S Speciale combines reliable American engineering and modern Italian design into an elegant and eminently enjoyable automobile. Included with the sale is a file documenting the build, ownership, and restoration histories. Wearing a fresh two-tone red and black color scheme and with the original color of parchment leather interior, this 208S Cabriolet Speciale is eligible for some of the world’s finest rallies and tours as well as being a unique candidate for the most prestigious international concours.

 

Condition, Registrations & Documents

  • FIVA
  • Registered
  • Ready to drive

Vehicle-ID: 233270

Dealer Vehicle-ID: 04-103

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