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1952 Siata 208CS

Chassis no. CS*055*
Engine no. SC*013*
Coachbuilder Stabilimenti Farina
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29th April 1952
Manufacturing
29th January 1952
Press review: Unknown, "Seicento Macchine Iscritte Alla Mille Miglia", La nuova Stampa , no. 101, 01-1952, pp. 4
From 15th April 1952
to 30th April 1952
Press review: Lurani Cernuschi Giovanni, "Nozze D'argento Della Mille Miglia - Corsa Del Secolo", L'Auto Italiana , no. 7, 04-1952, pp. 153
From 23rd April 1952
to 4th May 1952
Event: Salone Internazionale dell’Automobile di Torino
Locality: Torino (IT)
29th April 1952
1st interior
Seats: Black
29th April 1952
1st engine no. cs*055*
Manufacturer: FIAT S.P.A. (IT)
Note: V-type 70 degree. Aluminum heads
29th April 1952
1st body no. 9851
Coachbuilder: Stabilimenti Farina
Type: Fastback coupe
Colour: White
29th April 1952
1st chassis no. cs*055*
Manufacturer: SIATA
Note: Although using similar oval chassis tubes (9.5 cm by 6 cm wide), the design differed from Fiat's. On the 208CS, the main longitudinal spars were bent to the inside in the middle, resembling a Coke bottle.
From 30th April 1952
to August 1952
Owner: Franco Rol (IT)
Famous owner: Italian racing driver
From 30th April 1952
to 28th January 1953
Plate: TO-132134
Country: IT
From 3rd May 1952
to 4th May 1952
Event: XIX Mille Miglia - Coppa Franco Mazzotti
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #534
Category / Group: Sport
Class: 2.000 cc
Team: SQUADRA SIATA (IT)
Driver: Franco Rol (IT)
Co-Driver: Lugi Virginio "Gino" Munaron (IT)
Results / Prizes: 11th OA / 3rd CL
Time: Start: 5.34’00"- Brescia-Roma: 7.29'52"- Brescia-Roma-Brescia: 13.27’27"
15th May 1952
Press review: Lurani Cernuschi Giovanni, "Mille Miglia 1952", L'Auto Italiana , no. 1, 01-1952, pp. 46
From August 1952
to October 1953
Owner: Otto Linton (US)
Famous owner: US racing driver
August 1952
Record: Renato Ambrosini President of Siata presents CS060 to Otto Linton
August 1952
2nd chassis no. cs*060*
Note: According to authoritative Tony Adriaensen, the car received after the 1952 Mille Miglia a new chassis number: CS*060*, with the last two digits stamped and applied over the original CS*055* numbering. But there is no trace of this change having occurred.
August 1952
2nd engine no. sc*013*
Manufacturer: FIAT S.P.A. (IT)
Note: CS*013* (punched SC*013*) was originally on chassis no. CS*051*
1952
Record: Otto Linton with Siata 208CS on the streets of Vienna
September 1952
Plate: A537H
Country: US
16th September 1952
Press review: Unknown, "Grand Prix Entry List", Star-Gazette , 09-1952, pp. 16
18th September 1952
Press review: Unknown, "Entries In Grand Prix Prelims", Star-Gazette , 09-1952, pp. 36
From 19th September 1952
to 20th September 1952
Event: 5th Annual International Sports Car Grand Prix of Watkins Glen
Locality: Watkins Glen (US)
Race number: #114
Category / Group: E
Driver: Otto Linton (US)
Results / Prizes: 2nd CL
Note: The car was reported as n. 112 in an article about the preliminary race
1952
Record: Otto Linton with the car in Florida
11th October 1952
Event: SCCA Regional Thompson
Race number: #78
Class: 4
Driver: Otto Linton (US)
Results / Prizes: 1st CL
Time: 15'36''6
From November 1952
to December 1952
Press review: Unknown, "The Watkins Glen Grand Prix 1952", Sports car club of America , no. 5, 11-1952, pp. 26
From 20th December 1952
to 28th January 1953
Owner: Anna Sattanino (IT)
Note: Car owner as reported on the license plate documentation TO-131234
19th February 1953
Press review: Unknown, "Macdill Sports Car Races Lure Entry List Of 107", The Tampa Tribune , 02-1953, pp. 32
20th February 1953
Press review: Unknown, "500-mile Event Tops Race Card", The Tampa Times , 02-1953, pp. 12
21st February 1953
Event: Florida National Sports Car Races
Circuit: Mac Dill Air Forces Base
Locality: Tampa (US)
Race number: #75
Category / Group: E
Driver: Otto Linton (US)
Results / Prizes: 2nd CL
Note: Third and final race, approximately six hours and 500 miles
21st February 1953
Press review: Unknown, "Macdill Sports Car Races", Unknown , no. 2, 02-1953, pp. 22
23rd May 1953
Event: Bridgehampton Sports Car Races - Mecox Trophy
Race number: #86
Driver: Otto Linton (US)
Results / Prizes: NC
23rd May 1953
Event: Bridgehampton Sports Car Races - Bridgehampton Cup Race
Race number: #20
Driver: Otto Linton (US)
Results / Prizes: NC
25th July 1953
Event: Giants' Despair National Hill Climb - Brynfan Tyddyn Road Races
Locality: Pennsylvania, USA (US)
Race number: #7
Class: E
Driver: Otto Linton (US)
Results / Prizes: 2nd CL
Note: 5th Race (3:00 p.m.) - Modified cars Class F and E, 1100 to 2000 cc
25th July 1953
Press review: Unknown, "40 To Complete In Road Races", The evening News , 07-1953, pp. 2
9th August 1953
Event: National Sports Car Races - Lockbourne Air Force Base
Circuit: Lockbourne Air Force Base
Locality: Lockbourne (US)
Race number: #27
Class: E Sports
Driver: Otto Linton (US)
Results / Prizes: 3rd CL
Note: Fourth race, classes unrestricted, B, C, D and Sports
From 18th September 1953
to 19th September 1953
Event: 6th Annual Grand Prix of Watkins Glen, N.Y.
Locality: Watkins Glen (US)
Race number: #58
Category / Group: E
Driver: Otto Linton (US)
Results / Prizes: 1st CL
20th September 1953
Press review: Hackman Bill, "New Jersey Driver Wins Grand Prix In Thrilling Finish At Watkins Glen", Democrat and Chronicle , 09-1953, pp. 53
20th September 1953
Press review: Unknown, "200,000 Witness Race Event", Press and Sun-Bulletin , 09-1953, pp. 46
From October 1953
to 1960
Owner: Robert W. "Bob" Murrell (US)
Famous owner: US racing driver
October 1953
Plate: 27758WY
Country: US
From 23rd January 1954
to 24th January 1954
Event: Sixth Palm Springs Road Race
Locality: Palm Springs (US)
Race number: #147
Class: S
Driver: Robert W. "Bob" Murrell (US)
24th January 1954
Press review: Hyland Dick, "Palm Springs Road Races Wind Up Today", The Los Angeles Times , 01-1954, pp. 87
From 5th June 1954
to 6th June 1954
Event: The Guardsmen Golden Gate Road Races and Concours d'Elegance - The Guardsmen's Throphy Race
Locality: San Francisco (US)
Race number: #47E
Category / Group: E
Class: Cars over 1500 cc
Driver: Robert W. "Bob" Murrell (US)
Laps: 32 laps
Note: Third event, 100 miles race
25th June 1954
Event: Buffalo Bill Mtn. Hill- Climb
Locality: Golden (US)
Class: E
Driver: Robert W. "Bob" Murrell (US)
Results / Prizes: 1
From 3rd July 1954
to 4th July 1954
Event: Fourth Running Torrey Pines Road Race
Locality: San Diego (US)
Race number: #47E
Driver: Robert W. "Bob" Murrell (US)
From 7th August 1954
to 8th August 1954
Event: Buffalo Bill Hillclimb
Locality: Golden (US)
Race number: #47
Category / Group: E
Class: Over 1500 cc
Driver: Robert W. "Bob" Murrell (US)
Results / Prizes: 1st CL
Time: 6'07''6
From 24th June 1955
to 26th June 1955
Event: Buffalo Bill Mountain Climb
Category / Group: E Modified
Driver: Robert W. "Bob" Murrell (US)
Results / Prizes: 1st CL
Time: 6'11''7
18th September 1955
Record: ADV: Sale Announcement on american newspaper The Los Angeles Times 18th September 1955 '' Siata 208 C.S. V-8 coupe with 5 speed transmission. Fine condition. (MYM2-13795). Pr.pty. R.W. Murrell, 1313 Gilibert St.., Anaheim. To-21171, Ext. 295 weekdays.
19th September 1955
Record: ADV: Sale Announcement on american newspaper The Los Angeles Times 19th September 1955 '' Siata 208 C.S. V-8 coupe with 5 speed transmission. Fine condition. (MYM2-13795). Pr.pty. R.W. Murrell, 1313 Gilibert St.., Anaheim. To-21171, Ext. 295 weekdays.
20th September 1955
Record: ADV: Sale Announcement on american newspaper The Los Angeles Times 20th September 1955 '' Siata 208 C.S. V-8 coupe with 5 speed transmission. Fine condition. (MYM2-13795). Pr.pty. R.W. Murrell, 1313 Gilibert St.., Anaheim. To-21171, Ext. 295 weekdays.
22nd September 1955
Record: ADV: Sale Announcement on american newspaper The Los Angeles Times 22th September 1955 '' Siata 208 C.S. V-8 coupe with 5 speed transmission. Fine condition. (MYM2-13795). Pr.pty. R.W. Murrell, 1313 Gilibert St.., Anaheim. To-21171, Ext. 295 weekdays.
24th September 1955
Record: ADV: Sale Announcement on american newspaper The Los Angeles Times 24th September 1955 '' Siata 208 C.S. V-8 coupe with 5 speed transmission. Fine condition. (MYM2-13795). Pr.pty. R.W. Murrell, 1313 Gilibert St.., Anaheim. To-21171, Ext. 295 weekdays.
October 1955
Press review: Udevitz Norman, "Hill Climb At Buffalo Bill Mountain", Road and Track , no. 10, 10-1955, pp. 27
10th October 1955
Record: ADV: Sale Announcement on american newspaper The Los Angeles Times 10th October 1955 '' SIATA V8. Best two-litre buy in the world! New & used. (1A2402). Open Sun. Ernie McAfee. 8363 Sunset Bl.
From 1960
to 1970
Owner: Ernie McAfee (US)
Note: Restored and repainted in red
1960
2nd and current body no. 9851
Coachbuilder: Stabilimenti Farina
Type: Fastback coupe
Colour: Red
1960
2nd and current interior
Seats: Brown
1970
Record: Car Photo
From 1970
to 1978
Owner: Frederick Miller (US)
Note: Miller installed an alloy Buick V8
1970
3rd engine no. tbd
Manufacturer: BUICK
From 1978
to 2000
Owner: Knute Kollmann
31st July 1978
3rd and current chassis no. cs*055*
Manufacturer: SIATA
Note: Since the CS*060* number reported by Adriaensen does not appear anymore, we can assume that the original chassis number CS*055* was restored during the work carried out by Knute Koleman in the 1970s.
1978
4th and current engine no. sc*013*
Manufacturer: FIAT S.P.A. (IT)
Note: CS*013* (punched SC*013*) was originally on chassis no. CS*051*
1980
Record: Car Photos after Restoration
1980
Record: Car Photo
1st January 1980
Record: Car Photo
October 1990
Bibliography: Orsini Luigi, Mille Miglia Una Corsa Italiana , Abiemme, n.p. 1990
From December 1995
to 31st January 1996
Press review: Unknown, "Nom De Guerre", Sports Car International , no. 1, 12-1995, pp. 84
26th March 1997
Identification document: Certificate of title
From 2000
to currently
Owner: Private collection
October 2001
Bibliography: Curami Andrea, La Sport E I Suoi Artigiani 1937-1965 , Giorgio Nada Editore S.r.l., n.p. 2001
2003
Bibliography: Anselmi Angelo, Mille Miglia Identikit , Le Edizioni Dell'opificio, n.p. 2003
February 2005
Bibliography: Adriaensens Tony, Ottovu Siata Derivata Fiat no. 214, Corsa Research Photo Archive - Corsa Research Bvba, n.p. 2005
16th January 2011
Record: Otto Linton 1952 Siata and the Russian Zone
2nd September 2017
Record: Otto Linton's Siata 208CS
12th December 2022
Record: Car photos
14th December 2022
Record: Chassis and engine numbers
June 2023
Bibliography: Binelli Sandro, Mille Miglia's Chassis - The Ultimate Opus Volume Iii , Automotive Masterpieces Srl, Genova 2023
February 1953
Event: Georgia SAC Event
Driver: Otto Linton (US)
February 1953
Event: Motor World Fair
Locality: Miami (US)
Results / Prizes: 1st place Trophy
From 21st February 1953
to 1st March 1953
Event: World Motor Sports Show
Locality: Unknown city (US)
From 4th April 1953
to 12th April 1953
Event: International Motor Sports Show
Locality: Unknown city (US)
May 1953
Event: International Auto Show
Locality: Washington (US)