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.

3 responses to “Topps World on Wheels: Siata”

  1. Peter Linsky says:

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

    • Harlo says:

      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.

  2. Peter Linsky says:

    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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