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The surprising innovations, for a car designed and built in the late 1920s, included a monocoque chassis, independent front suspension and hydraulic dampers: to some extent the basis of most modern cars. Thanks to the designer Battista Giuseppe Falchetto, the ingenious ideas of Vincenzo Lancia were translated into a concrete project. The narrow-angle aluminum Lancia V4 engine was also notable. All three displacements shared the same 120 mm long stroke, and all were SOHC designs with a single camshaft serving both banks of cylinders. The first engine had 13° V angle, second 14° and third 13° 40'. The engine, a 2, 120cc unit , was progressively enlarged, arriving finally at 2, 569 cc, 69 hp configuration in 1928. The first Lambdas had three-speed gearboxes, with a four-speed version being developed in 1925. The design of the Lambda engine, under the general oversight of Battista Falchetto, was in the hands of a small group. Primitivo Rocco, responsible for all of Lancia’s engine designs was in charge, supported by Augusto Cantarini and Quarello making up the third member of the group. The Lambda’s technical innovations make it still very pleasant to drive today. Impressive, considering that it is a car with 90 years of history and life. Also from an aesthetic point of view, the Lambda was absolutely innovative: the front hood is low, compared to its contemporaries, allowing a larger windshield. Another difference: the roof, when open, disappears into a dedicated space, unlike other convertibles of the era, in which the open top stood out cumbersomely. In fact, the line still appears modern, fast and elegant even today. The Lambda’s sporting career was restricted by the manufacturer's determination to make it a touring car, choosing displacements that sat awkwardly with the classes recognised by the AIACR. A series of special Lambda
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Portuguese and very original. Chassis - 18878 Engine - 8990
- 7th Oct 2021
- Owned for 52 years by Mr. Luigi Villoresi, a very well known Italian Grand Prix motor racing legend and winner of the 1951 Mille Miglia - The car has a fantastic Mille Miglia history and is is even complete with 3 of the 4 original sealings from 1930, 1931 and 1932. These sealings are still present on the steering ...
- 10th Sep 2021
CAR DESCRIPTION We offer Lancia Lambda Serie 7 type Bateaux "Casaro". The body entirely rebuilt in aluminum on the chassis and completely Lambda mechanics from 1928. Regularly registered, it still has original plates from the first Florence registration. Fully functional and ready to use for regularity races and events. AUTOMOTIVE ...
- 5th Oct 2021
Lancia is renowned in the automotive world for introducing cars with numerous innovations and so is the Lambda: it is one of the most innovative, forward-thinking production cars of all time. Surviving examples are treasured by knowledgeable enthusiasts for their unbeatable combination of advanced engineering and superb ...
- 1st Oct 2021
Lancia Lambda 1928 - 8th series Needs to finish restoration. Almost complete. Solid bodywork Spend all his life in Portugal. Portuguese registered
- 9th Oct 2021