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1927 Lancia Lambda 7th Series Roadster

  • Coachwork by Casaro
  • Chassis Number: 16140
  • Engine Number: 6185
This Lancia Lambda Short Wheelbase Roadster is a complete, unmolested, and original automobile. It is a late, seventh series example with roadster coachwork with a vanishing rumble seat from the local coachbuilder Casaro of Turin. Casaro also penned the bodywork for the three unofficial Lancia team Mille Miglia entries in 1928 and 1929.

The car retains many original features such as the carburetor and Autovac, its Bosch lighting, and switchgear. The radiator and 'eared' gas caps are also present. The interior fabric is period-grained leather. Under the front seats are neatly arranged trays for spares, which still include some original tools.

In the 1940s, this vehicle was acquired from its former owner in New York state from a gentleman who had bought it with the intention of turning it into a trailer. Since the car did not have a conventional chassis, it was therefore no use to him. His intention had been to crap the car and keep the wheels. The previous owner intervened and managed to negotiate an exchange for some Ford Model A wheels. From that point in history and forward, it saw very little use.

In 2011, this vehicle was offered for sale at the Quail Lodge auction presented by Bonhams. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $202,800 inclusive of the buyer's premium.

By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2011

2011 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Sale

Sale Price :
USD $202,800

1927 Lancia Lambda 7th Series Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Lancia Lambda 7th Series

(Data based on Model Year 1927 sales)
1927 LANCIA LAMBDA 'SHORT CHASSIS' 2DR TOURER
Sold for USD$38,983
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1927 Lancia Lambda Seventh Series Short Wheelbase Roadster
Chassis#: 16140
Sold for USD$202,800
  2011 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Sale
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1927 Lancia Lambda 7th-Series Torpedo Tourer
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  2006 Bonhams - Important Collectors' Motor Cars and Fine Automobilia
 
1927 Lancia Lambda 7th Series Short Chassis Torpedo
Chassis#: 17181
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  2005 Bonhams - Les Grandes Marques a Monaco
 
1927 Lancia Lambda 7th-Series Tourer
Chassis#: 16887
Sold for USD$39,429
  2005 Bonhams - Collector's Motor Cars
 

Lancia Lambda 7th Seriess That Failed To Sell At Auction

1927 Lancia Lambda 7th Series's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1927 Lancia Lambda Torpedo Seventh Series171762011 RM Auctions London$104,650$78,000$92,000
1927 Lancia Lambda Torpedo Tourer17176LANC1A2010 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auctions $150,000$200,000
1927 Lancia Lambda Torpedo179592008 Automobiles of London$100,000$110,000$130,000

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Coachwork: Casaro
Chassis #: 16140
Engine #: 6185
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Torpedo Tourer
Chassis #: 17176LANC1A
Engine #: 7203
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Coachwork: Albany

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