1950→1955 Siata Daina ‘Gran Sport’
Based on the Fiat 1400, the Daina or Gran Sport is a carefully crafted special. It was the largest of the models offered by Siata and featured simple aluminum bodywork by Stabilimenti Farina.
At their Turin facility, Siata beefed up the Fiat 140 with extra cross members and reduced the drive shaft length. They also retained the standard Fiat suspension setup with double wishbones up front.
In this chassis was fitted with a Fiat 1400cc engine that had a unique over-head valve arrangement that was unique to Siata. Also fitted was Weber Carburetors that raised the stock power from 60 to 72 bhp. This was attached to the stock 4-speed manual or a custom Siata 5-speed box.
Later, this model was replaced by cars fitted with the Fiat ‘Ottu Vu’ V8 engine.
|type||Series Production Car|
|production years||1950 – 1955|
|built at||Turin, Italy|
|body stylist||Stabilimenti Farina|
|price $||$ 4,000|
|displacement||1395 cc / 85.13 in³|
|bore||82 mm / 3.22 in|
|stroke||66 mm / 2.51 in|
|body / frame||Aluminum Alloy Body|
|front brakes||Aluminum Drums|
|rear brakes||Aluminum Drums|
|steering||Worm & Roller|
|r suspension||Live Axle w/Leaf Springs & Coil Springs|
|curb weight||908 kg / 2000 lbs|
|length||152 mm / 6.0 in|
|width||62 mm / 2.4 in|
|height||35 mm / 1.4 in|
|city fuel econ epa||11.76 L/100 km or 20 mpg-us|
|hwy fuel econ epa||10.69 L/100 km or 22 mpg-us|
|fuel capacity||53.94 litres or 14.25 gal.|
Auction Sales History
Auction Source: RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2015
1951 Siata Daina 1400 Gran Sport SL0208 – sold for $247,500 A Rare Italian Gem. One of Approximately 30 Tipo A Models Produced. Early Production Example with Rare Features. Award-Winning Professional Restoration. Splendid Period-Correct Color Scheme. Eligible for Numerous Concours, Tours, and Rallies.
Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auctions by Gooding & Company
1953 Siata Daina Sport Coupé 1800 SL-0326-C – sold for €173,600
Auction Source: Monaco 2012 by RM Auctions