1959 Lancia Appia

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1959
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    302
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

Italian registration - Fascinating and rare Berlinetta - One of the first examples from Series 3 This stunning little coupe Zagato was registered in Rome in 1959 under number D93537 Roma. In 1980, it was purchased by our collector and registered the following year in Perugia, as evidenced by the Libretto from that time. The car also comes with its Foglio complementare and a FIVA Identity Card. Before 1980, it is possible to know the chain of owners through the chronological record of the ACI. The car received a restoration in 1970 and was used by our collector in the 1980s. The red paint goes well with sportiness of the car, along with the sober interior, with its round dials, the wooden steering wheel and the shift lever on the floor, seems to be complete. This Appia GTE (standing for "Gran Turismo Esportazione") is one of 368 Appia Zagato berlinettas from the third series, produced from 1959 to 1963. Due to its light weight of about 800kg and good aerodynamics, its modest 54bhp V4 could still reach a top speed of 150 km/h. Authentic Flaminia Super Sport shape scaled down, the Appia also sported classic racing Zagato bodywork, combined with Lancia quality. A very rare model, it is worthy of a serious look by lovers of Italian sports cars, representing a unique base for restoration.