1932 Lancia Astura140.000-180.000 EUR - No Reserve

1932  Lancia  Astura Série 2 Cabriolet par Pinin Farina

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Italian title
Châssis n° 30-1543
Engine n°85-601

- Exceptional and rare Pinin Farina bodywork
- Important milestone in Lancia's history
- Superb condition
- One of the oldest existing Pinin Farina bodies
- From the Volante Collection
- No reserve

Reference Number 618226

as of 7/6/2020

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Hôtel Hermitage Square Beaumarchais  Phone  +33 1 42 99 20 56  City  Monte-Carlo
98000 Monte-Carlo  Fax  +33 1 42 99 16 39  State  Paris
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Car 1932 Lancia Astura
VIN 30-1543 
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Known History

Examples of the Lancia Astura do not come along very often and when they do, they cause something of a stir being one of the most important pre-war motor cars. From the 1920's until the outbreak of WWII, Vincenzo Lancia, a highly gifted automobile engineer, created some of the finest automobiles of the day. Sophisticated, stylish, and expensive, the Pinin Farina-designed Astura was Lancia's premier luxury model during the Art Deco era. The car displayed all the right attributes: flowing lines, a whiff of flamboyance, and a fashionable aura that made it the choice of Italian dignitaries - including Mussolini, who used an Astura coupe as his government car. Produced from 1931 to 1939 in four series, the exquisite Astura was regarded as one of the most beautiful cars among its competitors. Highly collectable and extremely rare, with their classic and elegant Pinin Farina styling and unique, yet effective V8 engine, these cars are in high demand worldwide especially when in Concours condition.

 

Featuring elegant four-seater cabriolet coachwork by the newly established Carrozzeria Pinin Farina, this 2nd Series Astura was partially restored in 2000 and must be described as in generally excellent condition. Previously registered in Zurich, Switzerland (1947 - 1996), the Astura became part of the exclusive private collection of Mr. Bruni in Sicily and since 1997 has been registered with the Registro Storico Lancia. As shown on this document, the two-tone paint job was carried out in Amaranto Scurissimo Pinin Farina and Nero.

After enjoying the car for 18 years, in 2014 Mr. Bruni decided to part with his beloved Astura. The VOLANTE collection seized the opportunity to take on one of the most important Italian automobiles of the pre-war period and proudly presented the car in its exhibition. Since then, the prestigious Lancia has been used only on special occasions, such as for the owner's family weddings.

 

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