Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1962
  • Chassis number 
    C1011337
  • Engine number 
    C1012689
  • Lot number 
    161
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1962 Lancia Appia Saloon
Registration no. YFF 248
Chassis no. C1011337
Engine no. C1012689

Styled like its Aurelia B10 big brother, Lancia's new small car, the Appia, arrived in 1953. The Lancia tradition of innovation in automotive technology was exemplified by the Appia's ultra-compact engine: a narrow-angle (10 degrees), 1,089cc V4 whose inclined overhead-valves were set in hemispherical combustion chambers and operated by twin, block-mounted camshafts. The unitary chassis construction adopted on the pre-war Aprilia was, naturally enough, continued, as was Lancia's traditional sliding-pillar independent front suspension. 'Notchback'-styled Series II cars came with a lengthened wheelbase and more power (up from 38 to 43bhp) while the final (3rd) series boasted further styling revisions and 48bhp. Complementing the standard Appia saloon were a series of limited edition models produced on a separate chassis and bodied by leading carrozzeria, Pininfarina being responsible for the coupé, Vignale the cabriolet and Zagato the GT coupé. Engine power was increased to 53bhp for these more sporting Appias which, when equipped with lightweight coachwork, could touch 100mph.

This rare, right-hand drive Appia saloon had been in storage for many years prior to its acquisition for the late owner's collection in February 2013, but is believed to have been in running condition at that time. Offered for restoration, the car comes with a V5 document and is sold strictly as viewed.