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1936 Lancia Astura

History

The Lancia Astura was introduced in November of 1931 and produced through 1936 with 2,484 examples produced. Introduced at the 1931 Paris Motor Show alongside the four-cylinder Artena, it served as a replacement for the company's flagship Dilambda. The Astura was produced in three series and powered by an Overhead Cam V8 engine that displaced 2604cc's and later increased to 2972cc. Compared to its predecessor, the Dilambda, the Astura was lighter and even with a smaller displacement engine was more efficient in regards to power-to-weight. The cross-braced, box-section platform was designed to carry custom coachwork, and among the coachbuilders was Pinin Farina, who built one of their earliest coachwork for the Astura.

The Fist Series was produced between 1931 and 1932 with a total of 496 examples produced. The Second Series was built in 1932 and 1933 with 750 examples made. By the introduction of the 3rd Series in 1933, engine displacement had grown to 2,972cc and horsepower had risen from 73 brake horsepower at 4,000 RPM to 82 bhp at 4,000 RPM. The Fourth Series was from 1937 through 1939 with 423 units built. The Fourth Series was only offered on a long wheelbase.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2008

1936 Vehicle Profiles

1936 Lancia Astura vehicle information

Cabriolet
Coachwork: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 33-5313
Engine Num: 91-1171

The Lancia Astura was introduced in November of 1931 and served as a replacement for Lancia's flagship Dilambda. The outgoing Dilambda had an overall weight of 2,010 kilograms and was powered by a 3,960-cubic centimeter engine. The Astura had the sam....[continue reading]

1936 Lancia Astura vehicle information

Cabriolet
Coachwork: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 333277
Engine Num: 41208

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 q....[continue reading]

Cabriolet by Pininfarina
Chassis #: 33-5313 
Cabriolet by Pininfarina
Chassis #: 333277 

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Performance and Specification Comparison

Astura

Year
Production
Wheelbase
Engine
Prices
131.10 in.
8 cyl., 181.42 CID., 82.00hp
131.10 in.
8 cyl., 181.42 CID., 82.00hp

Industry Production

#1#2#3Lancia
1941Chevrolet (1,008,976)Ford (691,455)Plymouth (522,080)
1940Chevrolet (764,616)Ford (541,896)Plymouth (430,208)
1939Chevrolet (577,278)Ford (487,031)Plymouth (423,850)
1938Chevrolet (465,158)Ford (410,263)Plymouth (285,704)
1937Chevrolet (815,375)Ford (765,933)Plymouth (566,128)
1936Ford (930,778)Chevrolet (918,278)Plymouth (520,025)
1935Ford (820,253)Chevrolet (548,215)Plymouth (350,884)
1934Ford (563,921)Chevrolet (551,191)Plymouth (321,171)
1933Chevrolet (486,261)Ford (334,969)Plymouth (298,557)
1932Chevrolet (313,404)Ford (210,824)Plymouth (186,106)
1931Chevrolet (619,554)Ford (615,455)Buick (138,965)

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