ASA Spider

1967 ASA 1100 GT Spider

Offered by Russo & Steele | Scottsdale, Arizona | January 17-21, 2018

Photo – Russo & Steele

Autocostruzioni Societa per Azioni, or ASA, was a small Italian car company that got their start in 1962. They built small, attractive sports cars through the end of the decade. Interestingly, the cars were developed with a little help from Ferrari’s top guys, namely Gioacchino Colombo and Giotto Bizzarrini.

Colombo was responsible for the 1.1-liter straight-four that put out 95 horsepower. Bizzarrini designed the tubular chassis, work he was familiar with from his time spent on the 250 GTO. ASA’s most popular model was the 1000 GT, with a 1.0-liter engine, but two cars – this being one of them – snuck out of the factory with an extra 100cc.

Most of ASA’s cars were coupes. They only built a few convertibles, and this convertible, like the hardtops, wears a body by Bertone. ASA built about 125 cars before production ceased in 1969. Check out more about this car here and see the rest of Russo & Steele’s lineup here.

Update: Sold $67,100.

ASA 1000 GT

1965 ASA 1000 GT Coupe

Offered by Bonhams | Paris, France | February 4, 2016

Photo - Bonhams

Photo – Bonhams

ASA was a small auto manufacturer based in Milan that debuted in 1962 and lasted through 1969. Their main model was this, the 1000 GT. It was designed by Giotto Bizzarrini and the body was done by Giorgetto Giugiaro of Bertone.

The engine is a 1.0-liter straight-four making 95 horsepower. The engine was actually designed by Ferrari engineers as, basically, a chopped up version of Ferrari’s Colombo V-12. There was a hotted-up version with a larger engine called the 411 GT.

Only about 90 examples of the 1000 GT were built. They are pretty and this one was sold new in Germany. The award-winning restoration was completed in 2014. This should bring between $99,000-$144,000. Click here for more info and here for more from Bonhams.

Update: Sold $146,910.