“On a bright late-summer day, Charlie “Chip” Webb, a chief automotive technician with Automotive Restorations Inc. of Stratford, Connecticut, was taking a 1953 Siata 208 CS Balbo Coupe out for what he expected to be a routine road test. He had serviced the vehicle—one of no more than 11 of its kind ever built—many times over the years, and this was just another shakedown drive to make sure it was in tip-top shape before the shop returned it to it owner, Walter Eisenstark.” - Linda Zukauskas for Mesh New England, Holiday 2018 issue.

We would like to thank both Linda and Mesh New England for taking an interest on this special project and for giving the restoration of this Siata 208 CS Balbo Coupe such a prominent place in their final issue of 2018. You can learn more about Mesh New England and subscribe to our favorite New England automotive magazine here.