Fiat OTAS


VideoNasty
11-10-2001, 09:35 PM
just wondering how many people have ever heard of this fairly rare car based on the fiat 850 chassis?
my father owns one that is is rough but restorable condition and most anyone that i have ever spoken to looks a bit lost when talk of the OTAS comes up

Hudson
01-31-2002, 12:07 PM
An old boss of mine has/had an OTAS. It needed running gear, but was otherwise complete. Interesting little car.

Jimster
11-15-2002, 05:29 AM
What year are we looking at???:confused:

VideoNasty
11-15-2002, 06:34 AM
The OTAS was produced for a few years late 60's early 70's
2 websites with a bit of info:

http://home.planet.nl/~fredr079/home-en.html

http://www.carsfromitaly.com/others/index.html scoll down and click Fancis Lombardi

crayzayjay
11-15-2002, 03:24 PM
cool car... i'd never heard of it before... nice to discover new cars, especially italian ones :D

VideoNasty
11-16-2002, 06:59 AM
They remind me of tiny De Tomasso Pantera's, when I say tiny, I stand 5'7" the roof line of mine comes about to my belly button. The dugout for the seat dips BELOW the rockerpanel. I have to almost get on my hands and knees to enter the thing! But its such a rare little car, I wouldn't trade it for anything. And if you really wanna see it dwarfed, park it next to a 75 Suburban.:D

crayzayjay
11-16-2002, 08:59 AM
Originally posted by VideoNasty
They remind me of tiny De Tomasso Pantera's, when I say tiny, I stand 5'7" the roof line of mine comes about to my belly button. The dugout for the seat dips BELOW the rockerpanel. I have to almost get on my hands and knees to enter the thing! But its such a rare little car, I wouldn't trade it for anything. And if you really wanna see it dwarfed, park it next to a 75 Suburban.:D

jeez... it didnt look THAT small! you sound like youre talking about a little Matchbox car :D

500
01-30-2005, 06:37 PM
The Abarth Scorpione used the same basic body but with a 1300cc motor and a front radiator much like the Abarth 1300/124.

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