The Roaring Twenties of the Lancia Lambda Torpedo


Legend has it that Battista Falchetto worked day and night to design the Lambda, the new car model for which Vincenzo Lancia (1881-1937) – founder and owner of the Turin-based company that bears his name to this day – had given a precise brief: monocoque and independent front suspension.

It was the beginning of the Roaring Twenties, and trusted collaborator Falchetto submitted no less than fourteen sketches for Lancia’s consideration.

Over eight years – from 1923 to 1931 – some 13,000 Lancia Lambda were sold all over the world, as constant technical evolution led to a total of nine series being launched.

The one captured in our gallery is a 1927 Lancia Lambda Torpedo from the seventh series, manufactured from 1926 to 1928.

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March 10, 2017