1947 Lancia ApriliaBerlinetta Bertone
Year of manufacture1947
Exterior brand colourMetallic Green
Coys Auction - Légende et Passion
Friday 9th May 2008 12:00 - 19:00
Saturday 10th May 2008 from 10:00
Saturday 10th May 2008
Collectors' Items 14.30
Motor Cars at 15.00
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Lancia was never short of pioneering new technologies for their cars, as their Lambda was one of the most innovative cars of the Twenties being the first production car to feature a load-bearing monocoque body, a form of chassis construction which would be adopted by almost every manufacturer some thirty years later. Vincenzo Lancia personally envisioned the Lambda after considering ship design and the strength that a hull needs to battle the great seas. Many innovations were to come and the Lancia Aprilia, which was in production from 1937 to 1949 was no exception, being one of the first designs using a wind tunnel.