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Lot 234 - 1962 Fiat Osca 1600 S Coupè

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ESTIMATE £36,000- £40,000

Auction Blenheim Palace July 2016
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Lot Number 234
Reg. Number EU Taxes Paid
Chassis Number 022203
Year 1962
Make Fiat
Model Osca 1600

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Description

The O.S.C.A. developed Fiat 1600 S Coupe stems from the end of the era of the Modena-based 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 Fiat engine and with disc brakes on all four wheels. Each car was built to individual requirements and bodies came from Zagato, Fissore, Boneschi Touring and Morelli.

The Fiat Osca 1600S Coupè that we have for sale here is a 1st series which can be identified by the air vent on the bonnet compared to a series 2 car. It is offered with its French papers and is said by the vendor to be in good condition. A beautiful car that looks superb finished in White, this represents a good opportunity to own a stylish Italian car with racing origins.


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