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The Siata 208 CS Spider was presented at the Brussels Salon in 1953. It was designed by Siata (the acronym identifying the “Società Italiana Auto Trasformazioni Accessori” since 1949), a small car manufacturer founded in 1926, which specialized in special features and sports cars based on Fiat models until it shut down in 1970.

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Made in the Farina factories, the 208 CS Spider flaunted a creative design by Turin-born Giovanni Michelotti, who at the time was particularly famous in the Commonwealth countries: suffice it to say that British Leyland publicized some of their models with the slogan, “From the magic pen of Michelotti”

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