•1984 (Gouache) - Lancia Astura - 1938 / Four-seater convertible, eight-cylinder V - Maximum speed 132 km/h / signed modelPininfarina
Lancia Astura 1938 - Gouache
Détail du phare
Plan serré de la calandre
Cette personne est en noir et blanc alors que l'automobile est en couleur...
Phares et calandre
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The brand founded by Vincenzo Lancia in 1907 has always shown a spirit of innovation and originality. Thus, ASTURA, top model, was equipped with a very special V8 engine with two banks of cylinders open to only 17 ° 30.
His long frame inspired many Italian coachbuilders. This one was dressed as convertible by the young Turin Giovanni Battista Farina, nicknamed Pinin.
Refinement, to make the line even more fluid car when only one or two passengers, the record of the rocker back seat to close the body.
A little history...
Lancia. (Launches in Italian): the weapon used by knights in the Middle Ages. The perfect name for a brand whose battle cry was always the elegance and technological challenges. But Lancia is also the name of a person, Vincenzo Lancia: the pioneer and dreamy car, driver, inventor, entrepreneur.
Vincenzo Lancia was born in Fobello, Val Sesia, August 24, 1881, in the mountains between Piedmont and Switzerland. His father, Giuseppe Lancia, made his fortune
in the food industry. The family has lived in the comfort of the middle class Savoyard of the Belle Epoque, providing for the young Vincenzo a future lawyer.
Each fall, Lancia left their mountain villa and went to their residence in the city of Turin, at No. 9 Corso Vittorio Emanuele.
The courtyard of this elegant 19th century building housed a workshop for bicycles and small cars: the "Fabbrica di Automobili Velocipedi e Vetture Ceirano Giovanni" (the factory bikes and motor vehicles Giovanni Ceirano).
It is in this workshop in the courtyard of his house, that the life of Vincenzo Lancia took a turn. Just as the history of the automobile.
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