1947 Lancia Aprilia

Berlinetta Bertone

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1947
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Metallic Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Légende et Passion

Espace Fontvielle
Monaco

On View:
Friday 9th May 2008 12:00 - 19:00
Saturday 10th May 2008 from 10:00

Sale:

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.