The Roaring Twenties of the Lancia Lambda Torpedo

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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