1947 Lancia Moretti

750 Sports

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1947
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Nürburgring

Germany

Saturday 9th August 2008 Motor Cars at 17:00
Viewing: Friday 8th August from 10:00 to 19:00
Saturday from 10:00

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

Giovanni Moretti started his own business in 1925 when he was 21 years old. The business was situated at Via Monginevro 280 in Turin and it was here that he built his first motorcycle. Before World War II, Moretti had already moved on to motorised three-wheeler delivery vans but when he restarted after the war, he started to build sports cars. In contrast to most of the other special car builders in Italy who used Fiat *or* Lancia parts, Moretti made his own. He was not scared of building engines with overhead camshafts and his engines made him world famous.

This 1947 Lancia Moretti, chassis number 750-1360 was used by the Scuderia Traguardo Milano which was managed by a well known preparer of Lancia racing cars, Rinaldo