1927 Lancia Lambda

Seventh Series Short Wheelbase Roadster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1927
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    N/A
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

No Bonhams auction would be complete without a 'barn find' automobile, and this remarkable Lancia Lambda must be one of the most perfect, complete, unmolested and original automobiles that have surfaced in recent times. It is a late, Seventh series, variant of the model, by which time Lancia's ingenuity of the monocoque formula had been deemed a little too ahead of a time when most buyers of automobiles expected to be able to tailor cars to their own requirement and they had begun to offer a platform option which could carry coachwork of the buyers desiring. In this case, its owner acquired a beautifully proportioned, compact two seater roadster with vanishing rumble seat from the local coachbuilder Casaro of Turin. The name Casaro itself is hallowed when associated with the Lancia brand as they were also to pen the bodywork for the three unofficial Lancia team Mille Miglia entries in 1928 and 1929.

Pre-dating those automobiles, it matches period advertising by the coachbu