History of Lancia

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History of Lancia

Lancia is an Italian car brand and is part of the FIAT group.

It started when Vincenzo Lancia decided to start a motorcycle company. Together with his partner Claudio Fogolin, who he had met at Fiat. Their first car, the Alpha, was completed in September 1907.

The Alpha was soon succeeded by the Di-Alpha. It had six cylinders, and only 23 have been produced. Subsequently in a short period of time, the Lancia Beta, Gamma and Delta were released.

In 1913, the ETA was made with electric lights as an option.

During the First World War even more cars were made to be used by the military. In this period the logo was designed by Duke Carlo Biscaretti di Ruffia. It depicted a steering wheel.

After the war, the Kappa was introduced and a prototype car with a V12 engine was made. However this was never put into production because it was too expensive. Lancia began to use more often a V engine. Then came the DiKappa and TriKappa. These cars were very expensive and therefore only for the rich.

In 1922 Vincenzo makes the famous Lambda. The Lambda was a very light car with a small V4 engine and independent suspension. 13,000 Lancia Lambda cars have been built in nine series.

The Lambda was succeeded by the DiLambda. Then, in 1933, Lancia came with their first small family car: the Augusta. It was the first sedan and also the first closed car. Later Lancia developed the Lancia Aprilia, one of the first cars with independent wheel suspension. The Aprilia was not very fast but steered very well and was comfortable.

The Astura came next in succession of the Dilambda. The Astura had a V8 engine and could reach a speed of 125 km/h. A smaller derivative of it, the Artena, was also made.

Lancia Astura Convertible, 1935

After the second World War

After the war, a new model was being developed by Lancia. Gianni Lancia — one of the two sons of Vincenzo Lancia — ­ had become the boss of the Lancia factory. Lancia asked Vittorio Jano if he wanted to design a new model.

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Jano designed the Aurelia. The Aurelia had a V6 engine with a displacement of 1754 cc. A year later, Pininfarina designed the Coupe GT and the GT Spyder. Lancia began to focus more on the racing world, but despite the successes it was getting worse with Lancia.

However, the brand started racing in Formula 1, with cars designed by Jano. They even had the best driver of that time, Alberto Ascari. But as he soon died during a crash it was all over with Lancia in Formula 1. The cars were given to Ferrari.

The result was even worse. Later it was suddenly going better again with Lancia with the brand´s famous and well sold Flaminia.

In 1964, the Flavia was launched which was developed by Dr. Fessia, who came from Fiat. The Fulvia entered the market replacing the small Appia and the aforementioned Flaminia was introduced.

The Flavia and Fulvia models are now the most famous Lancia cars. In 1964 Lancia sold 30,000 cars. Later in the 1960s the company went into the United States market with the new Beta.

Lancia was taken over by Fiat. This allowed Lancia to build more cars in the factories of Fiat. As a result the Beta Coupe, the Beta Spyder and the Beta HPE were introduced.

The Stratos was also made in those years.

In the 1980 Lancia worked closely together with the Swedish company Saab. The Lancia Delta was sold as the Saab 600 in Sweden. The Lancia Thema, Alfa Romeo 164, Fiat Croma and Saab 9000 were constructed on the same platform.

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