Siata, 1970. Reasonable

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Siata, 1970. Reasonable

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Re: Siata, 1970. Reasonable

Post by bark » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:16 am

Wow, Borrani wheels. I had no idea.
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Re: Siata, 1970. Reasonable

Post by friedman » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:45 am

I remember when you couldn't give these poor dears away but nice to see them getting some respect now.
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Post by rridge » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:27 pm

When they first came out, perhaps in 1968, a department store in downtown Philly put one in a display window. I walked by the window for several months. It was hard to accept that this car was related to an 850 Spider. I studies it from all angles and from any of them it was ugly. There is an almost total absence of compound curves, just two large almost square boxes separated a couple of cut-down doors and a folding window. The size and proportions of the fake radiator grill relate to nothing and make the small front fenders look even smaller. Why anyone preferred this to a Willys Jeep was beyond me and still is. Perhaps it was the bolt-on wire wheels that sold them.
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Re: Siata, 1970. Reasonable

Post by friedman » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:44 pm

More class than a golf cart for trundling down your two mile driveway to get to your mailbox......assuming you had a two mile driveway......
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Re: Siata, 1970. Reasonable

Post by rridge » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:58 am

If I had a two mile driveway I'd own a CJ5 Jeep with canvas top and snow plow attachment.
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Post by friedman » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:04 am

If I had a two mile driveway, DCfiats would have a lot of test and tune days and if it had any elevation we could have hill climbs, Lord March, get out of the way.
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Post by SimcaBertone66 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:56 pm

Carl, that is the coolest thing I have ever heard you say in the many, many years I have known you ! ... Start buying Power Ball tickets ...
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Post by friedman » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:06 am

Thanks, that’s so sweet. I do live at the top of a hill in my neighborhood but I fear the HOA and county police would frown on hill climb events so I guess Power Ball is the only way it’s going to happen.
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Re: Siata, 1970. Reasonable

Post by SimcaBertone66 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:09 pm

Ya know the beginning of Road Racing in the US began a few kliks south of me in Pocantico Hills. The uber rich Collier brothers starter with a course laid out on the driveway of their estate.. You should look it up , you might enjoy the story,
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