|(2-29-13) From James Peacock:
"Neat old car. Definitely not a Cisitalia
they were all RHD and alloy body. This looks like a early Fiat 1100 -1500
Pinin Farina cabriolet. Unusual that it is steel though. Most are alloy.
Was trunk and hood Alloy? Since the car is so modified the chassis
number may not be still stamped in right front frame rail near front suspension
point. You sure did a lot of work on it. If you ever want to bring car
back to original I have a complete frame. If you want to sell the original
front and rear suspension I would be interested. Please send me pictures
when complete. A beautiful little car."
(2-29-13) From your webmaster:
"Scan waaaaaay down this page
Siata 208 CS Bertone."
(11-1-13) From Antonino Puleo:
"I'm sure that the trunk handles and
the steering wheel come from an early
Simca 8 Sport.
The late 202 Cabriolet with Vignale coachbuild
have similar bumpers.
There are many difference between Simcas
and Cisitalias. 1st of all the Cisitalias have a lightweight tubular chassis
made for racing, in fact the 202s were often used in competition.
The Simcas were just luxury cars, no more. Nowadays you need less than
50k euro to buy a Simca...what about a Cisitalia?
The car we are talking about doesn't
have a tubular chassis and alu body, so I dont think it is a Cisitalia.
In my opinion it is more likely it is a Simca."
(2-16-14) More from Antonino
"Now thqt I finally saw the dashboard
I can say the car is a Fiat 1100 Cabriolet Farina (a Simca 8 Sport sister).
They have similar bodies, similar engines, but some differences like the