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Brescia, Monday 13 May 2019


1928 Lancia Lambda Torpedo 8a serie tipo corto (Lancia)

Chassis no. 20145 - Engine no. 6863

  • Mille Miglia eligible.
  • As a pre-war vehicle, it has the benefit of positioning early in the starting order.
  • Mille Miglia: excellent coefficient of 1.75.
  • Mechanics restored and tuned by Vittorio Benuzzi, Storicar. Documented work.
  • Excellent recent sports results at the Mille Miglia.

Certifications and Statements
Fia, Fiva.

Registration and Italian license plates in order.

EligibilityMille Miglia. Eligible. 
Giro di Sicilia. Eligible.
Targa Florio. Eligible. 
Goodwood Revival. Eligible
Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti. Eligible.
Vernasca Silver Flag. Eligible.
California Mille: Eligible.
Nürburgring Classic. Eligible.
Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Eligible.Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Eligible.
Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille. Eligible.Concorso d’eleganza Villa D’Este. Eligible.

Sold € 291.175,00

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The model
The surprising innovations, for a car designed and built in the late 1920s, included a monocoque chassis, independent front suspension and hydraulic dampers: to some extent the basis of most modern cars. Thanks to the designer Battista Giuseppe Falchetto, the ingenious ideas of Vincenzo Lancia were translated into a concrete project. The narrow-angle aluminum Lancia V4 engine was also notable. All three displacements shared the same 120 mm long stroke, and all were SOHC designs with a single camshaft serving both banks of cylinders. The first engine had 13° V angle, second 14° and third 13° 40'. The engine, a 2,120cc unit , was progressively enlarged, arriving finally at 2,569 cc, 69 hp configuration in 1928. The first Lambdas had three-speed gearboxes, with a four-speed version being developed in 1925. The design of the Lambda engine, under the general oversight of Battista Falchetto, was in the hands of a small group. Primitivo Rocco, responsible for all of Lancia’s engine designs was in charge, supported by Augusto Cantarini and Quarello making up the third member of the group. The Lambda’s technical innovations make it still very pleasant to drive today. Impressive, considering that it is a car with 90 years of history and life.Also from an aesthetic point of view, the Lambda was absolutely innovative: the front hood is low, compared to its contemporaries, allowing a larger windshield. Another difference: the roof, when open, disappears into a dedicated space, unlike other convertibles of the era, in which the open top stood out cumbersomely. In fact, the line still appears modern, fast and elegant even today.The Lambda’s sporting career was restricted by the manufacturer's determination to make it a touring car, choosing displacements that sat awkwardly with the classes recognised by the AIACR. A series of special Lambda


Oscar Capellano, Lambda, L’eccezionale, Lancia Club, Italia 2000.-Wim Oude Weernink, La Lancia, Motor Racing Pubblications, UK 1979.-Ferruccio Bernabò, Alfio Manganaro, Lancia Catalogue Raisonnè 1907-1990, Automobilia, Italia 1990.



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