1936 Lancia Astura Cabriolet / 333277 Chassis Information

1936 Lancia Astura photograph

1936 Lancia Astura photograph

1936 Lancia Astura photograph

1936 Lancia Astura photograph

1936 Lancia Astura photograph

1936 Lancia Astura photograph

1936 Lancia Astura photograph

1936 Lancia Astura photograph

1936 Lancia Astura photograph

1936 Lancia Astura photograph

1936 Lancia Astura photograph

1936 Lancia Astura photograph

1936 Lancia Astura photograph

1936 Lancia Astura photograph

1936 Lancia Astura photograph

1936 Lancia Astura photograph

1936 Lancia Astura photograph

1936 Lancia Astura photograph

1936 Lancia Astura photograph

1936 Lancia Astura photograph

1936 Lancia Astura photograph

1936 Lancia Astura photograph

1936 Lancia Astura photograph

1936 Lancia Astura photograph

1936 Lancia Astura photograph

1936 Lancia Astura photograph

1936 Lancia Astura photograph

1936 Lancia Astura photograph

1936 Lancia Astura photograph

1936 Lancia Astura photograph

1936 Lancia Astura photograph

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Cabriolet
Coachwork: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 333277
Engine # 41208
High bid of $375,000 at 2010 Branson Auctions - Spring 2010. (did not sell)
In 1930, Battista 'Pinin' Farina established his company, in part with an investment from Vincenzo Lancia. Farina quickly created a reputation with the bodies he designed for the newly introduced Lancia Astura. The smooth shapes and elegant designs quickly became styling trademarks for the newly formed company.

This Astura was built on a 1934 chassis and is one of a series of six cars with similar styling commissioned by a Lancia dealer known as Bocca. This car, chassis number 33-3277, was sold in 1936 and the original owner is unknown. After World War II, the car was in the United Kingdom and in the ownership of the chief engineer of BOAC, the British national airline. By the 1960s, the car sat abandoned in a garden in Surrey. It was discovered there in 19962 by Ronald 'Steady' Barker and Michael Scott. Barker showed a photo of the Astura to Mr. Farina, who made a generous offer - if the car could be brought to the Pininfarina facilities near Turin, Italy, he would have it restored at no cost to Michael Scott. Just a year and a half later, the work was completed. This was the first time the Pininfarina Company had ever done a restoration.

The car was retained by Mr. Scott until May of 1976, at which time it was sold to musician Eric Clapton, one of several Asturas he would own. At some time in the 1980s, the car was offered for sale at auction where it was purchased by Pininfarina for the factory collection. It would remain there until purchased by the current owner through a friend who has a close business relationship with the firm.

The car is powered by a V-8 engine that displaces 2973cc and breathes through a 2-Barrel Zenith carburetor. The 82 horsepower is sent to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual gearbox. There are four-wheel drum brakes and an independent front suspension. There is a laid-back grille, balanced teardrop fenders, recessed door handles, and a long wheelbase. Inside, there are basket-weave leather seat backs, orange Bakelite control knobs and jewel-like Jaeger dashboard instruments.

In 2010, this vehicle was offered for sale at the Pebble Beach Auction presented by Gooding & Company. The car was estimated to sell for $450,000 - $550,000. It would leave the auction unsold.


By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2010

Chassis# 333277

2010 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions
Pre-Auction Estimates :$450,000-$550,000 
Lot was not sold
2010 Branson Auctions - Spring 2010
High Bid (Lot was not sold)$375,000

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1936 sales)
1936 Lancia Astura Cabriolet Series III 'Tipo Bocca' by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: 33-5313
Sold for $2,145,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1936 Lancia Astura image  1936 Lancia Astura image  
1936 Lancia Astura 3rd Series Tipo 233 Ministeriale Saloon
Chassis#: 33-3381
Sold for $54,672
  2014 LES GRANDES MARQUES DU MONDE AU GRAND PALAIS
 

No Sale

1936 Lancia Astura's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1936 Lancia Astura Cabriolet33-32772010 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auctions $450,000$550,000
1936 Lancia Astura Bocca3332772010 Branson Auctions Spring 2010$375,000  

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