<b>1961 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider</b><br />Chassis no. 118S 006560<br />Engine no. 118.000 002763

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Lot 204
1961 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider
Coachwork by Pinin Farina

Sold for US$ 36,960 inc. premium
1961 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider
Coachwork by Pinin Farina

Chassis no. 118S 006560
Engine no. 118.000 002763

1,491cc DOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Twin Weber Carburetors
75bhp at 5,800 RPM
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Disk Brakes

*Attractive Pinin Farina design
*Beautifully presented color combination
*Peppy twin-cam engine derived from competition
*Eligible for many touring events


THE FIAT OSCA

After WW2 the three surviving Maserati brothers founded Officine Specializzate per la Costruzione Automobili Fratelli Maserati - OSCA for short - to build limited edition competition cars. OSCA was a tiny company, never making more than 30 cars in a single year, all of which were intended for racing.

Its first offering, introduced in 1948, was the MT4 (Maserati Tipo 4), a small siluro powered by a 1,092cc overhead-camshaft engine, which was immediately successful in the hands of Luigi Villoresi. Enlarged in stages up to 1,491cc and given a twin-cam cylinder head, the OSCA engine was later taken up by FIAT, for whom it was 'productionised' by ex-Ferrari designer, Aurelio Lampredi. At the same time as its twin-cam engine was powering FIAT's range-topping sports cars, OSCA began producing its own GT cars, reversing the policy that had prompted the brothers to leave Maserati. In 1962 the engine was enlarged to 1,568cc for the otherwise virtually identical 1600S model. Power went up to 100bhp and the top speed to 175 km/h.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

The known history of this lovely, diminutive roadster begins in Miami, Florida where it is believed to have been imported. After some time, the vehicle entered an estate sale and was subsequently purchased by Mark Motors of Ottawa Canada and would remain under their care for two separate spells over the next two decades. The interim ownership period was a moment of fate. A son of one of the previous owners recognized his father's car and quickly bought it to be restored. As time went on, circumstances required him to sell the vehicle back to the dealer from which it was acquired.

As it stands today, the vehicle presents in wonderful condition with lustrous chrome, shining paint, and tight panel fitment. With its peppy dual cam motor and delightful Italo styling, this Fiat will surely provide miles of smiles and the attention of passersby.
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<b>1961 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider</b><br />Chassis no. 118S 006560<br />Engine no. 118.000 002763
<b>1961 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider</b><br />Chassis no. 118S 006560<br />Engine no. 118.000 002763
<b>1961 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider</b><br />Chassis no. 118S 006560<br />Engine no. 118.000 002763
<b>1961 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider</b><br />Chassis no. 118S 006560<br />Engine no. 118.000 002763
<b>1961 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider</b><br />Chassis no. 118S 006560<br />Engine no. 118.000 002763
<b>1961 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider</b><br />Chassis no. 118S 006560<br />Engine no. 118.000 002763
<b>1961 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider</b><br />Chassis no. 118S 006560<br />Engine no. 118.000 002763
<b>1961 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider</b><br />Chassis no. 118S 006560<br />Engine no. 118.000 002763
<b>1961 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider</b><br />Chassis no. 118S 006560<br />Engine no. 118.000 002763
<b>1961 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider</b><br />Chassis no. 118S 006560<br />Engine no. 118.000 002763
<b>1961 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider</b><br />Chassis no. 118S 006560<br />Engine no. 118.000 002763
<b>1961 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider</b><br />Chassis no. 118S 006560<br />Engine no. 118.000 002763
<b>1961 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider</b><br />Chassis no. 118S 006560<br />Engine no. 118.000 002763
<b>1961 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider</b><br />Chassis no. 118S 006560<br />Engine no. 118.000 002763
<b>1961 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider</b><br />Chassis no. 118S 006560<br />Engine no. 118.000 002763
<b>1961 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider</b><br />Chassis no. 118S 006560<br />Engine no. 118.000 002763
<b>1961 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider</b><br />Chassis no. 118S 006560<br />Engine no. 118.000 002763
<b>1961 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider</b><br />Chassis no. 118S 006560<br />Engine no. 118.000 002763
<b>1961 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider</b><br />Chassis no. 118S 006560<br />Engine no. 118.000 002763
<b>1961 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider</b><br />Chassis no. 118S 006560<br />Engine no. 118.000 002763
<b>1961 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider</b><br />Chassis no. 118S 006560<br />Engine no. 118.000 002763
<b>1961 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider</b><br />Chassis no. 118S 006560<br />Engine no. 118.000 002763
<b>1961 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider</b><br />Chassis no. 118S 006560<br />Engine no. 118.000 002763
<b>1961 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider</b><br />Chassis no. 118S 006560<br />Engine no. 118.000 002763
<b>1961 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider</b><br />Chassis no. 118S 006560<br />Engine no. 118.000 002763
<b>1961 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider</b><br />Chassis no. 118S 006560<br />Engine no. 118.000 002763
<b>1961 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider</b><br />Chassis no. 118S 006560<br />Engine no. 118.000 002763
<b>1961 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider</b><br />Chassis no. 118S 006560<br />Engine no. 118.000 002763
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