Siata ST407BC

Overview

An early car with a racing past and a current historic racing activity. We are still investigating on the past of the car, more to follow soon.

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

History

The car was probably imported through Tony Pompeo – NY, USA without an engine and accessorized to receive a Crosley 724cc. It seems that the car was sold new by Blauschild Motors - Cleveland, OH, USA (without engine).
First confirmed racing history begins with Richard Yares, from 1952 to 1955, it seems that the car changed color a few times during this period.
After Richard Yares, Alvin E. Beasley was the other prolific racer of the 50's (1956-61).
In its recent history the car has numerous Mille Miglia participations as well as a few Concours d'Elegance. Her current owner, the "pilotessa" Sylvia Oberti, is one the few to have successfully competed in the Mille Miglia as a solo driver ! - Check out the link section for interesting information about Sylvia.

Ownership History

Owner Name and location Timeline and details
Richard Yares of Cleveland, OH 1952 - 1955
Joseph R. Blaser – South Euclid, OH, 1956
Alvin E. Beasley - Mentor, OH 1956 - 1961
Seth J. Swain, Jr. - Medina, OH 1961
David H. Root - Medina, OH 1961
Ken Wilson - Cleveland, OH 1968 - 1972
Tony Lewis 1972 - 1974
Thomas Sheehan - PA 1974 - 1976
Richard E. Buckingham – WA 1976 - 1982 ?
John Kimball - CO 1982 - 1986
Ugo Piccagli – TX 1986 - 1989
Michael C. Nolte - CA 1989 - 1991
drier pic
Sylvia M.A. Oberti - CA 1991 - today

Racing

Race Driver Racing number Result
National Lockbourne
August 8th 1953
Dick Yares #33 23rd
Andrews Air Force Base
May 2nd 1954
Dick Yares #38 18th Overall; 3rd in class
SCCA National Chanute
June 6th 1954
Dick Yares #38 dns
National Lockbourne
August 8 1954
Dick Yares #126 dns
Preliminary Akron
October 10th 1954
Dick Yares #116 2nd in class
Sewickley Hill Climb
October 16th 1954
Dick Yares N/A N/A
SCCA National Cumberland
May 15 1955
Dick Yares #212 dnf
Edenvale
June 18th 1955
Dick Yares #38 dns
Watkins Glen Grand Prix
september 17th 1955
Dick Yares #166 dnf
Watkins Glen Grand Prix
september 17th 1955
Al Beasley #166 dnf
SCCA National Road America
23/06/1957
Al Beasley #129 27th
SCCA National Marlboro
14/07/1957
Al Beasley #60 14th
Akron Airport Races
01/09/1957
Al Beasley #42 n/a
SCCA National Road America
07/09/1957
Al Beasley #11 dns
SCCA National Virginia
27/10/1957
Al Beasley #22 14
Kentucky Derby Festival
27/04/1958
Al Beasley n/a 5
SCCA Regional Dunkirk
01/06/1958
Al Beasley #22 20th
International June Sprints Road America
22/06/1958
Al Beasley #33 dns
SCCA National Marlboro
13/07/1958
Al Beasley #24 n/a
SCCA National Road America
06/09/1958
Al Beasley #24 31st
SCCA Regional Meadowdale
14/09/1958
Al Beasley #24 dns
SCCA Regional Dunkirk
30/05/1959
Al Beasley #55 dnf
SCCA National Montgomery
09/08/1959
Al Beasley #124 15th
SCCA National Road America
12/09/1959
Al Beasley #32 22nd
Watkins Glen Grand Prix
26/09/1959
Al Beasley #32 21st

Contemporary Racing

Years Events Driver
1992 Mille Miglia Sylvia Oberti, USA
1993 Mille Miglia Sylvia Oberti, USA
1995 Mille Miglia Sylvia Oberti, USA
2002 Mille Miglia Sylvia Oberti, USA
2007 Mille Miglia
Concorso Villa d'Este
Sylvia Oberti, USA
2011 Mille Miglia Sylvia Oberti, USA
2012 Mille Miglia Sylvia Oberti, USA
2015 Mille Miglia Sylvia Oberti, USA
2021 Mille Miglia Sylvia Oberti, USA

Auctions

No Auctions for this car

Racing Liveries

Image Lockbourne 1953 - Richard Yares
Image 1955 Watkins Glen - Richard Yares
Image 1957 Virginia - Al Beasley
Image 1957 Akron - Al Beasley

Videos

No video of the car

Credits

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 | Etceterini.com |  Bonhams | RM Sothebys