1970 Siata Spring: Topless Oddball

Siata Spring

We last featured a Siata Spring in May, 2015 and that one gave clear indication that these cars can rust underneath while looking fairly solid on top. That makes me very cautious looking closely at this find from Jim S, which is for sale here on eBay. The Siata is located in Carlsbad, California, and has a buy-it-now price of $7,000 but the seller is entertaining lower offers. These cars were built on the contemporary Fiat 850 platform but with a very different body. This one is showing rust on a lot of edges and some previous bodywork around the nose. The side curtains are missing and although the engine turns freely, the car does not run and has been off the road for about 10 years. The seller is the third owner and states the second owner, a friend, used the car to travel around Hollywood back in the 1970’s; I can see where this car would be well-suited to that task. The fact that the pictures include jumper cables, a removed air filter and a fresh electric fuel pump lead me to believe someone tried to start the car but was unsuccessful. I’m thinking the buy-it-now price is high for the car, but who knows what kind of offer the seller would accept? What do you think this find is worth in it’s current condition?


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  1. Rick

    At first my thought was what an ugly little car but it kind of grew on me. Not seven grand worth but it is a good bet there won’t be another at the local car shows.

  2. Horse Radish

    There is a (or probably a bunch of) good reason why there won’t be another one at the local car show.
    For $7 big ones there are a lot of choices out there and an abomination of a Fiat 850 is not on the top of my list.
    Kudos for this guy saving it and GLWTS.

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