Lancia, 1930, Dilambda

Lancia “Dilambda”

The Dilambda, longer than 5 meters, was the Lancia flagship until 1931, when the Astura was introduced. Initially designed for the rich American market, the car was modified for the European market and presented at the 1929 Paris Motor Show.

As opposed to the previous monocoque Lambda, the Dilambda had a classic separated chassis, with independent wheel front axle, fitted with the V8 cylinder engine already used on the previous Trikappa. The Dilambda chassis was appreciated for its drive specification, performances, comfort and running silence. It was adopted by the greatest independent bodybuilders in Italy (Pinin Farina, Castagna, Cesare Sala, Stabilimenti Farina) and abroad, to create beautiful bodyworks able to fulfil every need, as the Castagna coupè de ville shown in the museum.

It has been the subject of an accurate restoration to recreate at the interior the warm and elegant atmosphere of those years.

Marque: Lancia
Model: Dilambda
Cylinder number / Capacity: 8V/3960 cc
Power: 100 bhp at 4000 rpm
Speed: 120 kph
Weight: 2650 kg
Length: 5050 cm
Width: 1750 cm
Height: 1710 cm
Period of production: 1920 - 1930
Numbers Built: 1.685
Marque: Castagna
Type: coupé de ville
Friends of the Museum