Lancia Aprilia Cabriolet by Langenthal – 1948
Marca : Lancia
Modello : Aprilia (mod.539)
Versione : Cabriolet
Anno : 1948
Telaio N. : 539-1096
Motore N. : 50184349
Esemplari prodotti : 702 telai in totale
Carrozzeria : Langenthal
Motore : 4 cilindri a V
Cilindrata : 1.486,5 cc
Distribuzione : SOHC
Valvole Cilindro : 2
Alimentazione : 1 carb. Zenith
Potenza : 49 CV a 4.000 giri/min
Top speed Km/h : 125
2016 – Parigi – Coys – € 70.285
This stunning Lancia Aprilia was built by Swiss coachbuilder Langenthal and is a rare find indeed. The Langenthal Company was founded in 1888 and still exists, but has moved with the times. In 1931 the company began building its legendary cabriolets, which met the highest quality standards of that time. After WW II Lancia built 701 chassis of this type, which were supplied to various coach builders, Pininfarina being the best known.
Chassis 539-1096 landed at the Langenthal Company, who transformed it into this majestic cabriolet. To the vendor’s knowledge, only three cabriolets of this type were assembled on this production line. As should be expected, this car was first supplied in Switzerland and remained there until recently. In 2013, the car found a new home in the Netherlands.
Finished in light blue with a matching blue leather interior and dark blue hood with contrasting cream wheels and chrome hub caps; the body and paint are described as being in excellent condition and the engine, chassis, interior and transmission are reported to be in good order.