Lancia Appia 1954 LHD When one goes through the specialised litterature everyone seems to agree, in the fifties but also still now, that the Lancia Appia 1-st series was a small car deserving lots of superlatives. Examples: - Little sister of the Aurelia, simple but with the same degree of engineering refinement. - High quality despite mass production. - The Appia body structure was simple but very stiff, which added to the car's outstanding reputation as an undestructible compact car. - To save weight, the initial run of Appias has aluminium doors, bootlid, rear wings, bonnet and even bumpers, and in this form the car weighted only 820 Kg. - Simpe as the concept and layout of the Appia may seem, the effect was one of Lancia's most reliable and well-engineered models ever. - The by Vittorio Jano newly designed 1090 cc. Appia engine, using lots of aluminium castings, was perhaps the most compact of all Lancia V4 engines. - Lancia patented sliding pillar front suspension was retained. - To achieve a more even weight distribution, the spare wheel and battery were placed in the boot. - Press and public judged it to be a fine combination of comfort and sporting appeal. - The Appia had such an impact on the Italian market that several hundred orders were placed before the car's introduction. With this excellent reputation amongst Italian classic car collectors, I was not surprised that before I even could advertise this marvellous Italian saloon car on my website a friend/customer from California had agreed to buy her. Price: SOLD
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