1953 Siata 300BC Barchetta by Bertone

1953 Siata 300bc Barchetta By Bertone Passfront
Darin Schnabel ©2015, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

The Siata 300BC barchetta (often referred to as the 750 Spider in period American advertising) entered production in 1951 and was nearly exclusively distributed to the United States, as it offered an ideal take on the road/racing spider that was soon to dominate SCCA racing. The model featured barchetta coachwork, which was penned by Mario Revelli di Beaumont and was clearly an extension of Pininfarina’s Grand Sport design, with approximately 40 examples being built to his design by Bertone.

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