When we saw this ad we believed that the seller put the wrong description: the car looked like a 1500S Coupé, but actually the seller explains this discrepancy.
Indeed this car is said to have been built in november 1962 whilst the “official” build year of the 1600S is 1963: the seller says that this is a 1600S (engine type 118b) which still has the same body (we will add: the same front end with the trapeze grill and the narrow hood scoop) of the previous model: this should be a very rare combination.
The car in itself looks good: the paintjob is just average but the engine bay is correct and the engine is said to be newly rebuilt: this is a nice unit with a double overhead camshaft and a couple of Weber carburetors: this was basically the competitor of the contemporary Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Veloce. However, this car doesn’t come alone: the asking price includes also a 1500S Spider, completely disassembled but with the metal work already done: a good opportunity to have your O.S.C.A. collection. Find it for sale at €40,000 (today $43,500) here in Parma, Italy.