Topps World on Wheels: Siata

Topps World on Wheels: Siata

Pull the card box from under the bed, it’s time to flip back through the Topps World on Wheels trading card series. This time a personal favorite: Siata.

From the card’s reverse:

Cylinders 8

Price $4,660

The Siata Company began life by manufacturing equipment for increasing the speed and power of cars already on the road… “hop-up” equipment. Now, however, the company has turned to making its own sports cars. They use many standard parts, get as much horsepower as possible from a stock engine, and have attractive bodies.

$4,660. Sigh.

More cards from the World on Wheels series in the archives.

DISCUSS (3 Comments)

  1. Peter Linsky

    Baffled by the term “Chrysler powered”. Weren’t these cars based on Fiat drivetrains?

  2. Harlo

    If I remember correctly, they were often imported into the States without engines and local importers would drop a power plant in. Even so, I don’t think they were commonly Chrysler powered stateside. It wouldn’t surprise me if just the example that they illustrated happened to be.

  3. Peter Linsky

    Sounds reasonable. There are so few of that body style extant, I’d think that a “Chrysler-powered” example would be very noteworthy, if not very nose-heavy!

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