Lancia - Aprilia Bilux Pininfarina - 1939

Description
Lancia - Aprilia Bilux Pininfarina - 1939
Can be picked up in: Italy - with Italian registration - 50000 km - 2 - Very good condition, minimal signs of wear and tear

Very good original condition with its equipment tools and crank for starting. Including spare engine, radiator and various spare parts. Original number plate and documents, same owner since 1978. ASI approval from 1980. Very rare car, 3 existing copies known in Italy.

The Aprilia was designed in 1934 - 1935 as requested by Vincenzo Lancia to replace the Augusta by then an ancient model. The Aprilia bodywork was patented in 1936, it had a good aerodynamic shape for those years and suicide doors with hidden hinges. It was equipped with a 4-cylinder narrow V-engine with an aluminium engine block and a cast iron cylinder head. Displacement was 1352 cm³ with a delivery of 47 hp reaching a speed of 130 km/h. The first unit came out the factory on 24th February 1937, a few days after Vincenzo Lancia’s early death on 15th February. In addition to being sold with a bodywork, the Aprilia was also sold as a unibody and dressed by various coachbuilders who were very numerous at the time.

The car on sale belongs to the latter category and it was bodied by Pininfarina who produced a small series, although the exact number is unknown. The Lancia Club is aware of 3 units in Italy, therefore it is undoubtedly a rare vehicle. I own the car since 1978; previously part of an enthusiast’s collection and stopped in a warehouse for years.

As a restoration in the 1970s, the paint had been refreshed, the seats re-lined and the piston elastic bands replaced, everything else is perfectly original as when it came out of the Pininfarina factory.

Lot details
Brand
Lancia
Model Type
Aprilia Bilux Pininfarina
Year
1939
Located in
Italy
Body style
Sedan
Mileage
50000 km
Registration papers
with Italian registration
Condition
2 - Very good condition: minimal signs of wear
Transmission
Manual
Fuel
Petrol
Colour
Blue
Horse Power
47
Cubic capacity
1368
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