The O.S.C.A. developed Fiat 1600 S Coup’s stem from the end of the Modena-bades Maserati brothers, who between the wars, gained a first class reputation as suppliers of the Trident-badged racing cars to privateer drivers. 1938 saw the sale of their eponymous company to Industrialist Adolfo Orsi.
To their discontent, Orsi’s son Omer, was pressing for the construction of road cars. Towards the end of 1947, their service contract completed, the three surviving brothers went off to form O.S.C.A. (Special Organization for the Construction of Automobiles) in nearby Bologna.
Nevere more than 30 cars a year were built consisting of mainly small engined sports racing cars. There was an outright victory at the 1954 Sebring 24hrs and numerous class wins at Le Mans and in the Mille Miglia. In a reversal of the policy that led them to leave Maserati, the brothers began building GT cars using a tuned 1.598 cc version of the Fiat – O.S.C.A. besides the addiction of disc brakes on alla four wheels. Each car was built to individual requirements and bodies came from Zagato, Fissore, Boneschi Touring and Morelli.
The Fiat Osca 1600S Coupè on offer today is a 1st series, differentiated from the 2nd series by the air vent on the hood. Presented in good condition, it is offered with its French papers.