Siva S160 Spyder

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Siva S160 Spyder
Overview
ManufacturerSiva Engineering
Also calledSiva S160 GT
ProductionFrom 1971
Body and chassis
Body style2-door coupe
LayoutRR layout
DoorsGullwing doors
RelatedVolkswagen Beetle

The Siva S160 Spyder is an automobile which was produced during the 1970s in Great Britain by Siva Engineering.[1][2]

Conceived as a Hillman Imp-engined GT car for British sports car manufacturer Marcos, the car was ultimately re-designed to become the Siva S160 Spyder.[3] The S160 debuted at the 1971 Racing Car Show, utilizing a Volkswagen Beetle floor pan and running gear and featuring a gullwing coupé body.[2] It was offered as a complete car or as a bare bodyshell. A total of twelve S160s were produced.[3]

Siva Spyder in miniature[edit]

A model of the Siva Spyder was included as number 41 in the Matchbox Superfast range from 1973 to 1978.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ History of Siva, sivaedwardian.co.uk Retrieved on 16 November 2012
  2. ^ a b Mike Lawrence, A-Z of Sports Cars : 1945 to 1993, page 284
  3. ^ a b Siva Spyder (S160) Archived 2012-05-11 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on 16 November 2012
  4. ^ Nancy N. Schiffer, Matchbox Toys, Schiffer Publishing, Limited, 1983, page 160.