Lancia Ardennes Coupe Pourtout from 1937 in very good condition.
Unique car manufactured by the French Lancia factory and bodied by one of the most famous and renowned coachbuilders of the golden age of French coachbuilders: Marcel Pourtout
According to archives of the time, including 36 convertibles and 1 coach copy were made on this basis. Carrosserie Pourtout was a French bodywork company, founded in 1925 by Marcel Pourtout.
The rich and famous bought their chassis from their favorite manufacturers and shipped them to Pourtout for a custom design. Georges Clémenceau, Prime Minister of France from 1917 to 1920, owned a Pourtout car.
Until the outbreak of World War II, Pourtout had worked on Bugatti, Voisin, Ballot, Minerva, Delage, Hispano-Suiza, Delahaye, Delaunay-Belleville, Talbot-Lago, etc.
In 1933, Marcel met Georges Paulin, a dental technician who preferred to work on advanced aerodynamic designs. In 1935-36, Darl'Mat, Paulin and Pourtout united their talents to produce the revolutionary and famous Peugeot "Darl-Mat".
The Lancia Ardennes model was the French equivalent of the Italian Aprilia, one of the most technologically advanced cars of its time. This Ardennes coupé was found in the Indre in the 1980s. To be restored but complete. The engine was changed by a V4 conforming to the original engine.
The bodywork completely disassembled then restored but the base was sound and complete. The rear windows were probably modified in the 1960s to make them larger. The interior was redone in beige leather.
The current owner bought the car in 2010 and will do some work. Chrome redone, engine overhauled and paint redone. In 2017, the Lancia will be exhibited at Chantilly Arts et Élégance and will meet with great success (see photos). French vehicle registration card.
The car is in Amboise, France.
- Model Type
- Ardennes Coupe Pourtout
- Located in
- Body style
- Mileage reading
- 13900 km
- Registration papers
- with French registration
- Horse Power
- Cubic capacity
- Matching numbers
- Matching colours
- Service book/history
- Valid MOT
- Condition (Paint & Body)
- 2 - Very Good: minor chips or scratches, minor conventional body and paintwork
- Condition (Interior)
- 2 - Very Good: clean, showing minimal wear. May require replacement of minor missing or broken parts
- Condition (Frame & underbody)
- 2 - Very Good: frame/structure is in a well preserved condition, minor signs of usage/wear
- Condition (Mechanical)
- 1 - Excellent: mechanically sound, no work to be done, no leaks, no service needed
- Condition (Overall)
- 3 - Good condition: visible signs of wear and general ageing