1963 INNOCENTI 1100 S SPIDER
Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 171
Year : 1963
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : manual
LHD
Registration No. : OKU 503A
Chassis No. : 300421
Engine No. : RUH3421
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

Innocenti was an Italian machinery works originally
established by Ferdinando Innocenti in 1920. After World War II,
the company was famous for many years for Lambretta scooters and
from 1961 to 1976, Innocenti built, under licence, the Mini
with 998cc and 1,275cc engines. At the November 1960 Turin
Motor Show, the 950 Spider was presented. Styled by Ghia and
produced by OSI near Milan, the style was classical of the era with
rear-wheel drive and aesthetically, with small rear fins; the
formula of a small car with a small engine and small price
tag would meet the demand of the Italian public. From 1963,
the car was equipped with a new engine with increased capacity up
to 1098cc, designated 'S' which also offered small aesthetic
changes and the adoption of disc brakes.

This fantastic little car is believed to be one of only
two in the UK and one of only 2,000 made. It is the later 'S'
model with the bigger engine, twin carburetors and disc brakes.
This car was imported to the UK in 2015 from Rome and has had four
owners; it is now registered in the UK with an MoT test
certificate valid until February 2017. The owner believes
it underwent a major mechanical rebuild in 2010 and has had a
new fuel tank. With the running gear of the Austin-Healey
Mk. II Sprite underpinning the car, parts and knowhow are
cheap and readily available, thus ensuring this hugely desirable
and rare Italian sports car can offer enjoyment for years to
come.
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170