Lancia, 1954, Appia I° serie

The heir of the Ardea, the new “little” Lancia Appia was presented at the 1953 Turin Motor Show. The head valve distribution was controlled by two camshafts. Fed by a Solex carburettor, the engine gave 38 bhp, wich allowed to the new saloon higher performances than its main competitor, the Fiat 1100/103.

The body resembled the style of its older sister, the Aurelia, with folding doors without the central column. The quality of the finish was surely that of a superior car. In those years there was a boom for utility cars which marked the emancipation of the working class, now freed from the wartime restrictions. In this context, the Appia was an arrival point for the up-coming middle-class that wanted to be distinguished and saw the Lancias as a classy car with higher performance.

In 1955 the Appia I series was replaced but the model remained in production, with other two series, until 1963; the Zagato bodied sports versions won many races in the 1100 class

Vehicle
Marque: Lancia
Model: Appia 1 series
Cylinder number / Capacity: V4/1090 cc
Power: 38 bhp at 4800 rpm
Speed: 120 kph
Length: 3880 cm
Width: 1420 cm
Height: 1450 cm
Period of production: 1953 - 1955
Numbers Built: 20.065
Bodywork:
Marque: Lancia
Type: Saloon
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