Transmission: 4-Speed Synchronized
Mileage Reads: 57,122 Km/35,494 Mi(Believed Original)
*Copy of Original Italian Title is still with the car!
*Fewer than 100 believed to be left!
*Recent service and cosmetic restoration
These unusual little cars ran in Lancia’s production from 1953 to 1962 and were produced in many iterations including sedans, pickup trucks and even an ambulance! The most successful car Lancia had produced to date (proceeded by the beloved Fulvia) included some interesting engineering – notably, the narrow angle V4 engine. This unit features a common cylinder head between banks and is extremely compact. In the car offered here, power was rated at 53-bhp and was said to propel the 1,900-lb car to near 100-mph. In fact, the Zagato cars were raced extensively at events such as: Hill Climb Consuma, 12 Hours of Sebring and the Mille Miglia – with drivers including Luciano Mantovani, Giorgio Lurani and Enrico Anselmi.
The GTE was bodied by Zagato but broke ground for Lancia as being the first of the Zagato built cars to be sold by Lancia as a supplier of high quality coach-built cars; the GTE was considered by many to be the most luxurious of the 3rd series cars. Also well known as a highly reliable car, the magazine Quattroruote test drove their Appia for over 160,000km with reportedly no problems. This final-year car is one of only 74 built between 1960-’62!
Having just emerged from an Italian collection, Classic Investments has serviced this car in preparation for the street once again. Originally an Italian delivery, this car was flown to the U.S. in 2006 – all way-bills and even the original Italian proof of ownership still accompany this car! Shortly after its arrival to the country, this car was shown at the 2006 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance. Having benefited from a cosmetic restoration, this car makes a ready and capable driver for the Lancia enthusiast.
We are eager to address all of your questions. For information on more vehicles like this one, call Stephen at 303.668.4555.