RetroMarques Ltd is pleased to offer for sale on behalf of the owner: 1960 Lancia Appia S3 Berlina ‘841 XVA’
A nice original Italian LHD Appia Serie 3 Berlina (Saloon). Striking in light blue metallic and matching light grey upholstery and – as we believe – on an incredibly low mileage. She is UK registered and has had service work carried out on her so as to ensure a nice drive. This is not a show car but rather a ‘classic Italian Berlina’ to enjoy driving and - given the rarity - a car which will draw much attention wherever she goes, not least with the ‘clap hands’ doors!
LHD, ex-Italy car (ACI form on file)
First reg: 17 March 1960 (UK reg 1 Apr 2018)
Chassis No: 8080761982
Mileage: 57,030 km
MoT test: valid to 11 April 2019
Italian ACI Registration document
Invoices for parts & service work since being in the UK, including new Michelin X tyres all round
DVLA registration numberplate/authority
Original Lancia Appia sales brochure (Lancia London)
Factory workshop manual
Various technical and other relevant articles/magazines etc
Imported into the UK, and still carrying its Italian ACI stickers, this Appia remains a very original Italian LHD Series 3 Saloon/Berlina.
The light blue metallic blue paint is striking and certainly suits the car, but on close inspection is not to a high standard. Do note though that the car does appear corrosion-free. The interior remains nicely original with a nice degree of patina and other than perhaps some detailing needs nothing, indeed it would be a shame to lose the originality and ‘age’ present.
Helpfully, there is a factory workshop manual, a lovely period Lancia London Appia brochure and other documents. The owner also has an extensive spares package which would usefully accompany the car and is available by separate negotiation.
In summary, a practical, 4-door saloon which is stylish yet affordable with scope for further improvement. The Appia features the ‘clap-hands’ pillarless door design and is surprisingly roomy inside. The column shift is easy to use and she drives nicely, rather more briskly than one might think for the 1090cc engine, and pulls up well. Frankly ‘chalk and cheese’ when compared to a British classic saloon of the same era!
Please contact Mark Knight on 07791 417256 or [email protected]
for further information or images and to arrange a viewing (by appointment only please).