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Lot 119

1957 Lancia Appia GT by Zagato

  • Chassis no. 812.01 1874
  • Engine no. 814.00 5497

Sold for €190.400

Documents: Austrian Vehicle Registration


53bhp, 1,089 cc V-4 engine with Weber carburettor, four-speed manual transmission, front coil spring suspension with telescopic dampers, rear asymmetrical semi-elliptical leaf springs, and all wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,510 mm

  • One of just 50 GT and GTS models built in the first year of production
  • Eligible for a large amount of historical races, including the Mille Miglia
  • Complete with FIVA identity card and restoration invoices


The Lancia Appia, built as a replacement for the Ardea, was first introduced in 1953. Engineered as the ‘little’ Lancia of the 1950s, the first-series Appia produced 38 brake horsepower and a top speed of 75 mph. The second series followed in 1956 and featured a lengthened wheelbase and new baggage compartment. The power output had been increased to 43 brake horsepower, bringing top speeds of near 80 mph.

With the introduction of the second series, Lancia began selling chassis to Italian carrozzieri; Pinin Farina, Vignale, and Zagato all built custom models on the uprated 53 brake horsepower chassis. Although the Pinin Farina coupé and the Vignale convertible were sold directly by Lancia, Zagato’s sporty coupés were never marketed by Lancia itself, and some owners refer to them as ‘out of series’ Appias.
Delivered new to Italy, the Lancia Appia GT Zagato offered here has been recently restored by Lancia specialists at Noci Motors. Invoices totalling over €40.000 accompany the vehicle, along with a FIVA identity card dated 2014. Previous inspections have found the body to be wholly original and largely unrestored, still showing the ageless beauty of Zagato’s coachwork. In 2015, chassis 1874 competed in the Mille Miglia and would be a welcome addition to a multitude of historic events.





Moteur V4, 1 089 cm3, 53 ch, carburateur Weber, transmission manuelle quatre rapports, suspension avant à ressorts hélicoïdaux et amortisseurs télescopiques, suspension arrière avec ressorts semi-elliptiques asymétriques ; freins à disques à commande hydraulique sur les quatre roues. Empattement 2 510 mm.

• Seulement 50 exemplaires de version GTS dans la première années de production
• Eligible pour un grand nombre de courses historiques, dont les Mille Miglia
• Complète avec carte d'identité FIVA et factures de restauration

La Lancia Appia, remplaçante de l'Ardea, a été dévoilée en 1953. Conçue comme la "petite" Lancia des années 1950, l'Appia première série disposait de 38 ch et atteignait une vitesse de pointe de 120 km/h. La deuxième série suivait en 1956 et offrait un empattement allongé et un nouveau compartiment à bagages. La puissance passait à 43 ch, ce qui amenait la vitesse maximum à presque 130 km/h.

Avec le lancement de la deuxième série, Lancia commençait à vendre son châssis aux carrossiers italiens : Pinin Farina, Vignale et Zagato ont tous produits des modèles spéciaux sur la base du châssis 53 ch. Le coupé Pinin Farina et le cabriolet Vignale étaient vendus directement par Lancia, mais les coupés sportifs signés Zagato n'étaient pas commercialisés par la marque et certains propriétaires y font référence comme Appia "hors-série".

Livrée neuve en Italie, la Lancia Appia GT Zagato proposée ici a été récemment restaurée par le spécialiste Lancia Noci Motors. Des facturent totalisant plus de 40 000 € accompagnent la voiture, ainsi qu'une carte d'identité FIVA datant de 2014. Les précédentes inspections ont conclut que la carrosserie était largement d'origine et peu restaurée, ce qui lui permet de montrer toute la beauté intemporelle de la carrosserie Zagato. En 2015, le châssis 1874 a participé aux Mille Miglia et il constituera une présence intéressante pour une multitude d'évènements historiques.

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