Lancia Astura Torpedo Grand Sport Castagna – 1933
Marca : Lancia
Modello : Astura
Versione : Torpedo Grand Sport
Anno : 1933
Telaio n. : 30*2056
Motore n. : 1066
Esemplari prodotti : 1
Carrozzeria : Castagna
Motore : 8 cilindri a V di 19°
Cilindrata : 2.972 cc
Distribuzione : OHV
Valvole Cilindro : 2
Alimentazione : Carburatore
Potenza : 82 CV a 4.000 giri/min
Top speed Km/h : 140
At the presentation of Astura, Lancia prepared and distributed a Portfolio containing the projects of luxury car Bodyworks that could be provided for the new chassis. Among these was outstanding, signed by Mario Revelli De Beaumont, and very elegant, the “Torpedo Sport” presented as Bodywork Viotti; in fact, the body work Viotti had to alter the proportions of the design of Revelli to adapt it to wheelbase of the 230, that is 3.177 mm.
What it has not dared to make Viotti, was done with great skill by Castagna, that obtained a special chassis, Lowered, wheelbase of mm. 3.400, in armony with the proportions of the sketch Revelli.
The car provided in 1933, with the latest improvements offered by Lancia, in this same year participated in September 1933, to the 5° Concorso di eleganza at Villa D’Este (Como — Italy). The Concorso at this time was entitled to H.R.H. La Principessa di Piemonte and the car was drived personally by Mr. Castagna.
On that occasion the Astura won the Coppa d’Oro (First Prize) and his great success reached also the U.S.A. Mr. Castagna had a big Show Room in New York (together with Isotta Motors) managed by the engineer Veniero D’Annunzio, son of the great italian Poet. Mr. D’Annunzio Managed to sell the extraordinary automobile to a famous, well known heiress.
With this outstanding outcome, a colored picture was inserted in the Castagna’s 1934 famous catalogue with a Gabriele D’Annunzio personal dedication.