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The OSI 1200S is Fiat 1100/103 based
yes, but the rear is totally wrong and the front headlights are too far apart...

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Once again: a Fiat 118 based Abarth 1600 with modified front end.
( sometimes even italian cars have GB/Dunlop steel wires. )
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Once again: a Fiat 118 based Abarth 1600 with modified front end.
( sometimes even italian cars have GB/Dunlop steel wires. )
Yes, but why would have someone turned a good looking, rare Abarth into an ugly cow?
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Some fairly comprehensive imagery concerning Fiat OSI

Google Image Result for http://www.osicar.de/bilder_osi/registerpics/osi_spider_16.jpg

1975 Spider -- Long gone gateway drug
1983 Spider -- Dead: slowly parted-out on eBay
1974 Spider -- Sold, alas.

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118S chassis numbers are fiat 1500S Chassis. Meaning a fiat osca 1500 .. Rear is sure fiat 1500, front looks like OSI..I have to check my files.. When i am at it.. The fiat abarth ghia with the 205 chassis number and the lost SIMCA ghia, had a sibling... I found in an old magazine, a simca or fiat. Ghia spider? Anyone heard of it?

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118S chassis numbers are fiat 1500S Chassis. Meaning a fiat osca 1500 .. Rear is sure fiat 1500, front looks like OSI..I have to check my files.. When i am at it.. The fiat abarth ghia with the 205 chassis number and the lost SIMCA ghia, had a sibling... I found in an old magazine, a simca or fiat. Ghia spider? Anyone heard of it?
are you talking about this 1954 Simca Ghia?
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I found this car while driving in New Mexico, Hemmings Sport and Exotic did a short blip on it a few months back. But to date I haven't learned anymore about the car other than what the previous owner has told me.
The owner told me that he bought it from a man who bought the car new had it imported to the US and then drove it for a few years. He told me that the car had body work done to it while in Italy and that it was shown at an auto show in Italy , And that Abarth had done work on the car aswell.
The car was stolen while it was in New Mexico and the engine was removed, The car body was later found and was then sold to the man that I bought the car from the motor and trans was never located, He parked the car in his back yard in 1966.
If you look at the front hood you will see where they used plastic filler to change the body profile, It has disc brakes on all four wheels as well as knock offs, I have enclosed some pictures and a drawing of the VIN number there are three plates with numbers on them with the Fiat plate put on first then the plate under the fiat plate was second .
Anyway I have been looking at this forum and I see that there are a lot of really knowledgeable guys here. Please let me know what you think
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It kind of looks like a spider version of the 1963 Fiat Abarth Ghia 230S prototype

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Very good question

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Yes, but why would have someone turned a good looking, rare Abarth into an ugly cow?
To sell it to an american citizen?

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It is possible that the engine and gear box were sold out of the car to put into a race car of the period. SCCA would have been going strong at this time, and someone wanted a higher hp car to run.

I am in agreement that the car was heavily bondo'd to make a modified car for show, as it was layered on thick and blocked for effect. A good way to quick prototype a look for a show.

Thank you for posting those colors for the G. Berlina as I will add those to the paint code list.

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To my eye, the wire wheels on the car appear to be of the "British style" like on a contemporary MG Midget with a different lacing pattern than the usual Italian wheel. I wonder if they were original to the car or were added/substituted at some point in the car's life. It is always nice to see a unique car found and resurrected. Good luck!!

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Here's a period image of a 1500 OSCA with wire wheels............

1500 spider - Fiat 1500 cabrio - Fiat spider - Fiat cabrio

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look here:

http://home.wxs.nl/~hoog2700/fiat118S.xml

report fiat 1500S frame 118S aftermarket

pics: fiat 1500 spider (standard) look the rear tail and lights...
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This link to the OSCA road test would be along the lines of what I just posted about the engine going into a race car.
Test-report Fiat 1500 cabrio

I would look to see what kind of brakes are on the car, as the article did say the brakes were upgraded.
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look here:

http://home.wxs.nl/~hoog2700/fiat118S.xml

report fiat 1500S frame 118S aftermarket

pics: fiat 1500 spider (standard) look the rear tail and lights...
A couple more (..........

Fiat 1500 cabrio

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... my small Idea...made by VIGNALE "extrous" (Vignale: an overview of all car models)

the V8 an italy is very very rare....eccept here: THE AC COBRA ITALIAN = SIATA 208S Spider....born..of course...one year before!!! the Ac...(sorry I'am italian)

here: HowStuffWorks "1952 Siata 208S Spyder"

for ALL free dowload "catalogo rapido 1974" All 105 series, click>open>save here: Home page ‎(AR105GT)‎
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Oh my dear boys

And once again:

Abarth 1600

(please watch and do a very close look at the trunk lid)


(( muh muh ... haha ))
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