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This page is where I place everything that I can't fit elsewhere.

Sometime ago I found the OSI on the Internet Movie Cars Database. At that time there was only one reference to it. Now there are five references and I have some of those movies. More than the pictures, I am publishing all the frames where OSIs were in. I also got great footage from the OSI 20m TS premiere in Geneva.


Sylvie Vartan and Roy Black

Sylvie Vartan

Some celebrities of the sixties had one OSI 20m TS. German singer Roy Black and French singer Sylvie Vartan were among them.

In April 11, 1968 Sylvie had a violent accident with her yellow OSI.

The car was brand new and the french press described it as "yellow OSI, an italian automobile 'avant-garde' with streamlined shape".

Sylvie's car hitted a Peugeot 404 pick-up and her best friend, who was her passenger died. Sylvie was badly injured.

This picture on the right shows the car inside after the crash. It is a P7 based OSI. There are two audio players on the car, the top one is a 45 rpm records player. You can also see a record in the seat.

Sylvie Vartan was at the time married with the french singer Johnny Halliday and they had a son, David who is also a popular singer.

Below is Roy Black in a red OSI. (Thanks for the scan Oliver!!!)

The 1966 Geneva Autoshow, March 10-20

Click to see some images of the OSI 20m TS in the Ford Stand
The OSI 20m TS debuted on the 36th Geneva Autoshow in March 1966. Read some interesting facts about it.

The first Geneva Salon in 1905 had 59 expositors. The 1966 had 1.178 expositors from 22 countries in a 41.092 square meters area and there were 474.854 visitors. One of the biggest attractions was the James Bond Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger. The show was inaugurated by the Switzerland President Hans Schaffner .

A small sample of other cars that premiered in the Geneva Show:

Ferrari 330 GTC and Ferrari 365 California

Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2

Lamborghini Miura (A naked Miura chassis debuted at the Turin exhibition in November 1965, but it wasn’t until March 1966 in Geneva that Bertone coachwork mastered by Marcello Gandini dressed it up and changed the world.)

Alfa Romeo Spider 



Germany, 1999


A group of kids grow up on the short, wrong (east) side of the Sonnenallee in Berlin, right next to one of the few border crossings between East and West reserved for German citizens. The antics of these kids, their families, of the "West German" friends and relatives who come to visit, and of the East German border guards, all serve to illustrate the absurdity of everyday life on the Sonnenallee, and therefore throughout the former East Germany.

There are no subtitles, so if you can't understand German you can just watch the OSI. By the way, the car is missing the front badge and the windscreen weatherstrip moulding.


Le mouton enragé


France, 1974

Michel Deville's cynic tragicomedy focuses on the different ways of love in the times of the sexual revolution. Nicholas Mallet, an inconspicuous and shy bank employee, one day successfully invites Marie-Paul, a young woman he hadn't known before, in the streets of Paris to a café and sleeps with her the next day. When he tells his surprised friend Claude about the incident, the disillusioned and handicapped writer develops a plan to control and manipulate Nicholas' life. First of all, he procures him to Roberte, a professor of philosophy's frustrated and bored wife...

The OSI is seen just for a brief moment. Click on the image to watch the video.


Les aventures de Rabbi Jacob


Less than a second of this white Ford OSI 20m TS in a French comedy with Louis de Funes. I couldn't find the film in 16:9 format yet so the car is not complete as in the cinema. Click in the right icon to see the full frame while I keep searching...

To be done soon...

OSI Factory, Torino

The OSI GHIA zone is made up of a series of former industrial buildings (until the 1980s housing the Ghia bodywork plant) located in a semi-central area of the city, between the railways for Genoa and Milan, about 1 Km from Porta Nuova rail station, in the south-west of Torino.
As a real OSI fan, you probably would like to see where it was made. OSI was in the Italian City of Turin, In the Via Agostino da Montefeltro. The large building indicated is the OSI main building. The Ghia main buildings are just across the Via Agostino da Montefeltro street. Click on the blue markers.

Show car/Production car differences

Just occured to me that would be interesting to know all the differences between the show car and the production one.

The most obvious difference is the front fender vents that were eliminated in the production car (some OSI owners recreated this vents) . The fuel cap was also concealed in the name of streamlining (I think that the show car fuel cap looks great). There were no emblems in the front or back. The interior dash was also different with only a speedometer and rev counter in the show car and the clock was in the center of the dash.There was also a glove compartment in the top of the dashboard. I've been searching the 1966 and 1967 Auto Shows from Geneva, Turin, Paris and Frankfurt. I will post here my findings.