Siata ST410BC


A car with a great racing Histrory, a complete transformation and a sad end.

  • Red Livery
  • Crosley-Powered
  • Year Model 1952
  • Bertone Bodywork


The car was sold in April 1952 throughthe S.H. Arnolt Corporation in Illinois. The first owners (Dickens, Futterer, Degenford) took it racing from 1954 to circa 1957-58. Somwhere in 1958 the car was fitted with a Jabro Body. It was then raced until 1981, where it believed to have been destroyed in a Barn or Shop Fire.

Undoubteldy Robert (Sid) Dickens was one of the most intersting owners of this Siata.
He was a well know designer and he thought that his "racing team" design had to be the best, so they arranegd for identical racing suits and matching colors from the first MG he raced to this Siata.

Bob Dickens, his dad and mom all became interested in sports cars when they lived in Chicago. “In 1949 my father Sid bought a 1948 MG TC as a birthday gift for my mom, Ruth. It was black but he had it painted her favorite color, a chartreuse green. Dad and I were amongst the six founding members of the original Elkhart Lake road course… Our whole family raced the ‘TC there. My dad drove it off a corner, which now sports a National Historic Registry sign titled ‘Dickens Ditch.'”

You can learn a lot on Sid's career and design capabilities by reading this article from Beach Packaging Design.
There is also a great article on The preservasionist on Sid's Racing Creer, you can read it here.

However we now seem to have identified where the body went. A recent barn find seems to be matching the description of the missing body. Even though the front has been heavily modified to fit its new chassis (An Austin) we can still recognize the typical siata Design.

Ownership History

Owner Name and location Timeline and details
S.H. Arnolt Corporation April 28th 1952
Robert Sidney Dickens - Chicago, IL 1954 - 1956
C. O. Futterer - Western Springs, IL 1956 - 1957
John Degenford 1957 - ?
Wally Meyers, IL 1958 - 1961
Ken Bartlett, IL 1961 - 1981
Roger Kerlin, IL 1981
Tom Churchill, OH 1981 - Destroyed in Fire


Race Driver Racing number Result
SCCA Regional Iowa
Robert Dickens #4 3rd in HM
SCCA National Lockbourne
Robert Dickens #43
SCCA Sports Car Race
Robert Dickens #4
Lawrenceville Sports Car Races
Robert Dickens #4
SCCA National Wilmot Hills
Robert Dickens #4 5th
Midland Empire Sports Car Race
Robert Dickens #4
SCCA National Road America
Robert Dickens #4 19th
SCCA Regional Milwaukee
Clement Futterer #4 2nd
Preliminary Lawrenceville
John Degenford #141 17th
SCCA National Road America
Clement Futterer #214 dns
4 h Road America
Clement Futterer #44 19th
SCCA National Road America
Clement Futterer #147
SCCA National Road America
Clement Futterer #77 dns
Dairyland Sports Car Race
John Degenford #177
International June Sprints Road America
Ken Barlett #47 18th
SCCA National Road America
Ken Barlett #47 24th


Auction Date Price
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Racing Liveries

Image 1955 Lawrenceville - Robert Dickens Image 1956 Road America - Clement Futterer Image 1956 Road America - Clement Futterer


Iowa City 1955

Road America 1956

Interesting Links

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Photo Credits by: Stanford Revs Library | K. Ludvigsen |  Cliff Reuter |  John and Jarl de Boer | Tony Adriaensens CorsaResearch | Joel Driskill | Mark Bean | Used with permission of various owner archives | Various undocumented web sources.
Other Credits: The Italian car Registry | |  Bonhams | RM Sothebys