1950→1955 Siata Daina ‘Gran Sport’

1950→1955 Siata Daina ‘Gran Sport’

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.

In Detail

type Series Production Car
production years 1950 – 1955
built at Turin, Italy
body stylist Stabilimenti Farina
production 50
price $ $ 4,000
engine Inline-4
valvetrain OHV
displacement 1395 cc / 85.13 in³
bore 82 mm / 3.22 in
stroke 66 mm / 2.51 in
compression 7.2:1
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
transmission 4-Speed Manual
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

1950→1955 Siata Daina ‘Gran Sport’

1952 Siata Daina Gran Sport by Stabilimenti Farina SL 0255 B – sold for $357,500 Rare and elegant Italian GT. Documented ownership history. Four-year restoration to original specification. Approximately 58,000 miles, believed original. Mille Miglia Storica eligible.
Auction Source: RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2015
1952 Siata Daina 1400 Coupé Bertone SL*0319*B – sold for €168,000 A rare and desirable Italian sports car from one of the greatest names. The first Bertone-bodied Daina; delivered new by S.H. Arnolt. An excellent restoration; matching-numbers example.
Auction Source: 2014 Monaco by RM Auctions

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

With just one owner from new, this example benefits from proper maintenance and recent restoration. It retains the original 1,817 cc engine and is truly resplendent in its two-tone exterior finish, complemented by wire-spoke wheels, a restored interior with square-weave carpeting and features including a racing-style quick-release petrol-filler cap, full instrumentation and a Pianola solid-state AM radio. Listed in the Italian Car Registry, complete with a factory colour brochure and nicely presented throughout, this Siata Daina Coupé is simply a wonderful example, with its competition-bred chassis and mechanicals, and striking Bertone bodywork.

Auction Source: Monaco 2012 by RM Auctions

1952 Siata Daina Gran Sport SL0251B – sold for €151,897

This beautifully preserved, matching numbers 1400cc Grand Sport Spider was imported from the USA in 1988 by its current owner, and has been maintained by Visauto ever since. The car was repainted in the same year, however other than this only routine maintenance has been carried out as required, maintaining its unquestioned originality.

The car has completed trouble-free historic Mille Miglias in 1991 and 1992, driven by its current owner. This beautiful Italian Barchetta is a guaranteed entry ticket to some of today’s greatest historic festivals without costing a fortune either to purchase or to maintain. Highly recommended

Auction Source: Coy’s 2010 Legende et Passion Auction