Evaluation: Recent restoration | Decent, fresh repaint. The upholstery is recent as well but fits a little loose. Sound interior wood. Brightwork looks original and could use a polish. Grille surround chrome is a little wavy. Far from a perfect car, but it’s still probably one of the best Siata Springs around. Located in California.
Bottom Line: Società Italiana Auto Trasformazione Accessori, a.k.a. Siata, always borrowed heavily from the Fiat catalog but built some of the most gorgeous small sports cars of the 1950s. Siata’s glory was way behind it by the end of the 1960s, however, and the Spring was the final nail in the company’s coffin. Siata was bankrupt by 1970. A silly thing with a pointlessly huge grille (it’s based on the Fiat 850, a rear-engined car), the Spring nevertheless appeals to people who like eccentric cars. And one such person got a serious bargain on a solid example here. It costs more just to service some of the cars in this sale.