1960 LANCIA APPIA S3 SALOON READY TO ENJOY For Sale
LANCIA APPIA SALOON S3
1960 left hand drive car, last of the sliding pillar Lancias and absolutely delightful to drive. The Appia started life in Rome and was in use until the late seventies and then put on the road again in 2003 as a classic car. Cruises at 70mph easily and tops 40mpg. Superb build quality, fun handling. If you are even reading this advert you probably know all of the above so I won't waffle too much but as an indication I originally sold this car to a friend who has owned some of the most desirable road cars of the post war period and having driven it he was shocked by how good this car is to drive: so much so that he went out and bought another one but right hand drive this time so the blue car is now surplus.
I bought the Appia last year looking exactly as you see here. Since then I have replaced the exhaust system and gone through the brakes; rebuilt the master cylinder, wheel cylinders etc, replaced the brake reservoir, replaced the fuel pump and the steering linkages, repaired the washers and wipers and generally gone through the electrical system. It has had a new battery and four new Michelin X tyres and is now UK registered and ready to go.
The light blue paint is the original colour but I think the car was painted probably ten years ago. It is thoroughly respectable and bright with no obvious rust or dents but it is by no means show standard. Similarly the stainless steel over riders have parking dents and the sill trims are missing, although I will try and find a pair through the Appia Consortium of which I am a member. The Appia is very solid underneath and the amazing doors with no central pillar open and shut beautifully.
The grey cloth interior is very respectable and just needs a detail clean which I will get to grips with shortly. The rubber matting is in good condition and there is a set of period over mats. The drivers door glass mechanism is slightly temperamental.
there is an ACI (Auto club D Italia) certificate in the history dated November 2016.
I can send detail pictures of works done to brakes etc if required. The car is available to view in Cirencester.
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