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1961 Fiat-OSCA 1500S Spider

MAKE + MODEL: Fiat-OSCA 1500S Spider

PRICE: £60,000

ENGINE: 1500 inline-4





This Fiat-OSCA 1500S features ‘baby Ferrari’ styling by Pinin Farina and is powered by an engine from the Maserati brothers’ OSCA concern, and therefore combines the best of Italian design and engineering. Fully restored between 2013 and 2015, it is now in immaculate condition throughout. In 2020, it was a class runner-up at the Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance – one of the most prestigious such events in the world.

The Production Record Trace Certificate shows that chassis number 118S-16042 was built in October 1961 and delivered new to its first owner in France via Simca in Paris. At the time, Fiat was still the major shareholder in Simca and the two companies shared a distribution network.

The Fiat-OSCA stayed in France for the next 11 years before being sold to a new owner in California. They would end up keeping it for more than 40 years, and after it had been treated to a meticulous nut-and-bolt rebuild, it was offered for sale at the Gooding & Co auction at Pebble Beach in 2015.

It was acquired by a UK-based enthusiast and imported across the Atlantic, and is thought to be one of fewer than 10 Type 118 Fiat-OSCA 1500S Spiders in the country. Now being offered for sale by the Classic Motor Hub, it is presented in concours condition and is beautifully sorted.

Stylish, rare and with the combined talents of Pinin Farina, OSCA and Fiat behind it, this little 1500S Spider is one of the finest remaining examples in the world. It has an impressive history file, plus a workshop manual and original instruction book, and offers the sort of effortlessly chic open-top motoring in which Italian marques specialised during the 1950s and 1960s.

Based at the historic site of RAF Bibury in the heart of the Cotswolds, The Classic Motor Hub has something for everyone on our five-acre site dedicated to classic motoring; they're experts in sales, storage and transport of classic cars, bikes and modern high performance machines.

With over sixty years combined experience selling classic cars and motorcycles, they carefully select the most interesting, high-quality and exceptional classic and collector vehicles for sale in their Cotswolds showrooms. The Classic Motor Hub specialises in the sales of vintage, classic and high-performance sports cars, however their classic car sales showroom includes both exceptional value modern and emerging classic cars for sale.

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