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Lancia Ardea

The Lancia was a small sedan produced by the firm between 1939 and Its unusually short bonnet/hood contained the smallest V4 engine commercialized in an automobile.

Nearly of the Ardeas produced were bodied sedans but between and 1942 approximately 500 Ardeas manufactured with lengthened and a squared off rear cabin for use in as taxis. After the war more 8,500 commercial adaptations of the known as ‘furgoncini’ (light van and the ‘camioncini’ (car based trucks) were also

The third series Ardea, from 1948, was the first car with a 5-speed manual [ 2 ]

Instrumentation included a centrally speedometer, the fuel level and the oil A third dial directly the driver’s sight line was a unusually on this size of The three floor pedals the pattern still ‘conventional’ for a transmission car (clutch, brake, but to the left of the clutch pedal was a foot operated dipper for the headlights.

Control knobs lined up the base of the fascia included a throttle.

Early Italian of Ardea interiors confirm Lancias of the period were right hand drive, a elsewhere taken to imply on the left side of the road. right-hand drive is practical where drivers drive on the side of the road as it allows a view of the edge of the road, is useful when driving on roads in mountainous districts. did mean that drivers of with centrally located

mounted gear shifts, as the Ardea, needed to learn how to with the left hand.

During the 1920s Italian Benito Mussolini required all drivers to drive on the right, but would continue, through the to supply right hand cars in areas viewed by automakers as left hand markets.

Four versions of the were built:

1st series . between 1939 and 1941, built.

2nd series . produced between and 1948, 4,438 built. 12 electric system introduced.

3rd . produced between 1948 and 3,600 built. 5-speed introduced.

4th series . produced 1949 and 1953, 11,700 New cylinderhead, aluminium. higher ratio, more power: 30

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This incorporates information from the as of 2008-02-19 of the equivalent article on the Wikipedia .

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