Italian Used Car Weekend – Innocenti 1100 Spyder


The Italian Used Car Weekend concludes with a certified oddity. The Innocenti 1100 Spyder you see here is a rebodied MG Midget or Austin Healey Sprite, featuring Ghia design and assembled by OSI. And it looks irresistible.

Calling a 1967 car just “Used Car” is somewhat of an understatement, but I feel it’s nice to close the weekend with a classic.


Funnily enough, the Innocenti does resemble the Honda S600 somewhat. It’s probably not much bigger, even if the dimensions cheat the eye.


I believe the roof comes off on these, but it looks very well integrated in the design. The seller notes that the car has been meticulously restored, keeping it strictly original. “Fully functional in every single part.”



The 1098cc engine with 58hp should be well enough to give the car ample momentum on twisty little Italian roads.

The seller is asking for 11,000 eur for it, and for a properly restored example it’s not even overly much.

See the listing here

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19 responses to “Italian Used Car Weekend – Innocenti 1100 Spyder”

  1. Vega Avatar

    I think that's the Coupe.
    It's really tempting. You probably need imperial tools for the engine & chassis and metric tools for everything else…

  2. scroggzilla Avatar

    I've never seen one of these with a roof. I like it…….a lot.

  3. longrooffan Avatar

    This is, at least to me, the best of the bunch this weekend. Thanks Antti.

  4. JayP2112 Avatar

    It has the proportions of a preschooler toy- a little off from reality.
    I think that's why I can't take my eyes off it! Terrific!

  5. Van_Sarockin Avatar

    My Spidey sense is not tingling.

    1. JayP2112 Avatar

      Fixed head named Spyder?
      I can see there may be an issue.

  6. njhoon Avatar

    This is sexy. Such clean lines, nice proportions.

  7. lilpoindexter Avatar

    An Italian car with British electrics…what could possibly go wrong???

    1. FreeMan Avatar

      I did notice "666" in the license plate number…

  8. Alff Avatar

    My God. Yet again the Italians demonstrate why they are sexier than Brits. That is freaking amazing.

  9. Mr. Smee Avatar
    Mr. Smee

    Now that thing has "stance" the way it's meant to be!

  10. Vavon Avatar

    WOW! I had never heard of this car… It looks absolutely stunning!
    I had a look around and apparantly this car is not called 1100 Spyder at all.
    It's actually called the Innocenti C (I guesss that stands for coupé).
    These cars seem to be pretty (indeed) rare, however I did find the brochure:
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    1. julkinen Avatar

      Yeah, the info I had was for the Spyder and I thought the roof was a storeable item. But I'd hate to backpedal 🙂
      The car is beautiful, and weirdly wide-looking.

    2. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
      Peter Tanshanomi

      That is downright irresistible.

  11. Modeleccentric Avatar

    OOOO! Just that, an expression of delight.

  12. Buickboy92 Avatar

    Wonderful, wonderful little coupe!

  13. cheapthrills Avatar

    Beautiful car. One oddity I noticed: being a British design adapted by Italians (who care more about beauty than functionality), while the car is LHD, the windshield wipers are still set up like a RHD.

  14. Piston Slap Yo Mama Avatar
    Piston Slap Yo Mama

    Getting the proportions right on small cars is nearly impossible. There's usually some element that looks awkward or wrong. On cars verging on micro sized I don't see how any iteration ever looks good – yet there's the occasional tiny car that looks perfect. This is one. So is the Toyota Sports 800, The Honda S600, the Spitfire and a few others. Bravo to the designer who took a frumpy Sprite and made it look this composed!

  15. jjd241 Avatar

    SOOOoooo sexy…