1924 Lancia Lambda 6th Series Torpedo Tourer  Chassis no. 14653

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Lot 236*
1924 Lancia Lambda 6th Series Torpedo Tourer

Sold for € 40,000 (US$ 45,164) inc. premium
1924 Lancia Lambda 6th Series Torpedo Tourer
Chassis no. 14653
•Historically significant model
•Matching numbers
•Long-term ownership in Switzerland
•Requires re-commissioning



Footnotes

  • One of the most gifted automobile engineers of all time, Vincenzo Lancia founded his own company in 1906, having previously been in FIAT's employ as chief test driver.

    Introduced in 1907, the first Lancia car showed an independence of thought and defiance of convention that would remain associated with the marque well into the modern era. A milestone in automotive history, the revolutionary Lambda of 1922 was the world's first car to have a stress-bearing monocoque body and the first to be powered by a V4 engine. The absence of a separate chassis meant the driver could sit lower, enabling a more aerodynamic bodyline to be achieved, while Lancia's patented sliding-pillar independent front suspension endowed the Lambda with ride and handling qualities unmatched by anything in its class. The engine, an overhead-camshaft unit of 2,120cc, was progressively enlarged, arriving at its final 2,570cc, 68bhp configuration in 1928.

    Right-hand drive like all Lancias into the 1950s, this 6th Series Lambda was owned by well known collector Peter Monteverdi in 1966, and from then until 2009 belonged to the same owner in Switzerland. The car seems largely original, and indeed, recognised authority Bill Jamieson has confirmed that the body, engine, and gearbox are matching. A compete engine overhaul was carried out in 1989 (bill on file) but the cylinder head (currently removed) requires attention. Offered for re-commissioning or more extensive restoration, the car comes with Swiss registration papers and a history file.

    Please note this motor car is subject to the reduced local import tax should it remains in the EU.

    Bonhams is the guarantor of the customs duties and taxes clearance: consequently, this motor car cannot be released to the buyer or his transporter immediately after the sale.

    Lancia Lambda 6e série torpédo 1924
    Châssis n° 14653

    •Modèle historiquement important
    •Numéros concordants
    •Longtemps conservée en Suisse
    •Vendue pour remise en route/restauration

    Vincenzo Lancia, l'un des ingénieurs automobiles les plus doués de tous les temps, fonda sa propre entreprise en 1906, après avoir travaillé comme directeur des essais chez Fiat.

    Présentée en 1907, la première Lancia traduisait une indépendance de caractère et un rejet des conventions qui devait rester associés à la marque jusqu'à une date avancée de son histoire moderne.

    Considérée comme l'un des jalons majeurs de l'histoire de l'automobile, la révolutionnaire Lambda de 1922 était la première voiture au monde à faire usage d'une structure monocoque porteuse et la première à être propulsé par un moteur V4. L'absence de châssis séparé permettait d'asseoir le conducteur plus bas, autorisant une carrosserie plus aérodynamique, tandis que le système de suspension avant télescopique breveté par Lancia donnait à la Lambda une tenue de route sans équivalent dans sa catégorie. Son moteur, un 2 120 cm3 à arbre à cames en tête fut réalésé jusqu'à 2 570 cm3 développant 68 ch dans sa configuration de 1928.

    Dotée d'une conduite à droite comme toutes les Lancia jusqu'aux années 1950, cette Lambda 6e série était la propriété du collectionneur bien connu Peter Monteverdi en 1966, puis appartint jusqu'en 2009 au même propriétaire toujours en Suisse. La voiture semble être largement d'origine et de fait, l'un des experts reconnus, Bill Jamieson, a confirmé que la carrosserie, le moteur et la boîte de vitesses sont concordants. Une réfection complète du moteur a été effectuée en 1989 (factures au dossier) mais la culasse du moteur (actuellement démontée) nécessite des soins. Vendue pour une remise en route ou une restauration plus complète, la voiture est accompagnée de ses papiers d'immatriculation suisse et d'un dossier historique.

    Veuillez noter que si cette voiture reste dans la Communauté Européenne elle sera soumise à une taxe d'importation au taux réduit de la TVA à l'importation locale.

    Bonhams restant le garant des droits et taxes douanières, cette voiture ne pourra donc pas être récupérée par l'acheteur ou son transporteur immédiatement après la vente.
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1924 Lancia Lambda 6th Series Torpedo Tourer  Chassis no. 14653
1924 Lancia Lambda 6th Series Torpedo Tourer  Chassis no. 14653
1924 Lancia Lambda 6th Series Torpedo Tourer  Chassis no. 14653
1924 Lancia Lambda 6th Series Torpedo Tourer  Chassis no. 14653
1924 Lancia Lambda 6th Series Torpedo Tourer  Chassis no. 14653
1924 Lancia Lambda 6th Series Torpedo Tourer  Chassis no. 14653
1924 Lancia Lambda 6th Series Torpedo Tourer  Chassis no. 14653
1924 Lancia Lambda 6th Series Torpedo Tourer  Chassis no. 14653
1924 Lancia Lambda 6th Series Torpedo Tourer  Chassis no. 14653
1924 Lancia Lambda 6th Series Torpedo Tourer  Chassis no. 14653
1924 Lancia Lambda 6th Series Torpedo Tourer  Chassis no. 14653
1924 Lancia Lambda 6th Series Torpedo Tourer  Chassis no. 14653
1924 Lancia Lambda 6th Series Torpedo Tourer  Chassis no. 14653
1924 Lancia Lambda 6th Series Torpedo Tourer  Chassis no. 14653
1924 Lancia Lambda 6th Series Torpedo Tourer  Chassis no. 14653
1924 Lancia Lambda 6th Series Torpedo Tourer  Chassis no. 14653
1924 Lancia Lambda 6th Series Torpedo Tourer  Chassis no. 14653
1924 Lancia Lambda 6th Series Torpedo Tourer  Chassis no. 14653
1924 Lancia Lambda 6th Series Torpedo Tourer  Chassis no. 14653
1924 Lancia Lambda 6th Series Torpedo Tourer  Chassis no. 14653
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