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Old 8th September 2007, 21:09   #1
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Vincenzo Lancia was never destined to spend his working life in the family soup manufacturing business, his sense of adventure and forward thinking taking him first to an apprenticeship with Ceirano in 1898 and later to a more senior post with Fiat at the turn of the 20th Century. The young engineer soon found himself a key member of Fiat?s racing team in such epic events as the Gordon Bennett Cup in France, just a Century ago, and later in the Vanderbilt Cup and the Targa Florio. For one with such drive and ambition it was a natural progression to building his own motor cars and production began in Turin in 1906. Naturally early cars reflected some Fiat influence and were largely conventional in design, however Lancia was a leader and not a follower of automobile development, pioneering full electric systems in standard production models in 1914 and dabbling with design and production of a 12 cylinder, overhead camshaft-engined car in 1919.

It was however the Lambda that established Lancia on a firm financial footing following its design in 1921 and first exhibition at Turin in 1922. The Lambda was indeed a ground breaking car, reflecting Vincenzo?s driving influence. Front suspension was radical with its independent, vertical, coil-type sliding pillars, the four cylinder engine was set in a narrow V configuration with an overhead camshaft and unitary construction of chassis and body was adopted for the sporty torpedo coachwork. The combination of these three attributes in one car was a bold step and Lancia?s definitive masterpiece was a full generation ahead of its rivals.

By 1926 the 7th Series cars were powered by the familiar V4 engine, now enhanced to a capacity of 2,370cc. The Lambda remained in production through to 1931, final models seeing yet another engine enhancement to 2,579cc, and such was the strength of the basic model?s design that Lambda were used by the Australian police force into the 1960s!
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thats a great find speedy, thanks for the pics .i belive this car i one of the most significant cars posted on team-bhp
great job when it comes to sports cars i love lancia/alfa romeo/ferrari/maserati

love this lancia
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thats a great find speedy, thanks for the pics .i belive this car i one of the most significant cars posted on team-bhp
great job when it comes to sports cars i love lancia/alfa romeo/ferrari/maserati

love this lancia
thank you amatmo you are much too kind.
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very nice pics speedy sir,she might be ruling on the roads at her time... awesome
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Nice find speedy, thanks for sharing.
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Superb condition I must say. Also, notice the 57 Plymouth Belvedere in the back, not different from the car here, http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...-50-years.html
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Superb condition I must say. Also, notice the 57 Plymouth Belvedere in the back, not different from the car here, http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...-50-years.html
it is still undergoing restoration, not completed yet. the car in the background is a station wagon and not similer to the 57 plymouth that was unearthed. you can see a part of it in the pictures i posted of the 680k.
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Its seems to be at Ranjit Maliks place. He had entered a Lancia Lambda in Jack Daniels Rally in Dec 1999. After that it went away from his stable. Could it be the same one?
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Its seems to be at Ranjit Maliks place. He had entered a Lancia Lambda in Jack Daniels Rally in Dec 1999. After that it went away from his stable. Could it be the same one?
yes farhan, its the same green car, it was with shome in calcutta, its back with ranjit now.
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yes farhan, its the same green car, it was with shome in calcutta, its back with ranjit now.
it is at the same place. posted more pictures of the 680k as well. it is the same car farhan the car is still being completed.
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It really looks nice now, than the earlier green car i saw last.
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It really looks nice now, than the earlier green car i saw last.
i have only seen pictures of it when it was green and saw the car when it was scrapped down. on almost completion the car looks wonderful. i could not overlook it even though it shared space with the 680k.
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