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Lancia cars: books - history and technology

A book on Lancia? Explore here our selection of illustrated books on the history, models and technology of Lancia passenger cars.

Lancia, audace et élégance (Collection Prestige)

How many car brands can boast a history of more than an entire century? How many of these brands can boast of having produced both cars and trucks?

This book will immerse you in the history of Italy's smartest brand. You will come across mythical models such as the Lambda, the Aprilia, or the Aurelia, which have advanced technology.
You will rediscover models such as the Flaminia, Flavia or Fulvia which have marked themselves with their style and elegance, and others such as the Stratos, the Beta Monte-Carlo or the Delta, which have made the rubber speak on the tracks and roads of the world!
No, decidedly no, Lancia is not a car brand like any other.

Contents:

1: Birth of the brand
2: From Alpha to Trikappa, the small series of quality
3: From 1922 to 1950, from the Lambda to the Ardea, the large intelligent series
4: Lancia in France from 1931, the Bonneuil-sur-Marne factory
5: 1950-1963, Aurélie and Appia, beauty in heritage
6: 1957-1976, Fulvia-Flavia-Flaminia, Modernity
7: Heavyweights, from 1912 to 1975
8: 1972-1984, Beta-Gamma, the ultimate elegance
9: Lancia and the Chardonnet network
10: Delta-Prisma-Thema, in the shadow of Fiat
11: 1989 to 2015, the descent into hell
12: Lancia, adventure in competition.

Author:Dominique Pagneux
Specs:368 pages, 24 x 29 cm / 9 x 11.4 in, hardback, in cassette
Illustrations:600 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:ETAI (F, 2016)
Series:Collection Prestige
EAN:9791028301309
Book: Lancia, audace et élégance (Collection Prestige)

Lancia, audace et élégance

Language: French

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Lancia: 100 Jahre Automobilgeschichte

Die oft stürmische Geschichte der italienischen Nobelmarke, die besonders in Sachen Sportlichkeit und Styling viel zu bieten hat.
Chronologische Typologie aller Lancia Pkw von 1907 bis 2007 mit technischen Daten und vielen unbekannten Fotos.

Aus dem Inhalt:
- Die Geschichte
- Vom Lambda bis zum Aprilia
- Aurelia, Appia und Flaminia
- Flavia und der Vorderradantrieb
- Fulvia, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Prisma
- Thema, Trevi, Y10, Dedra, Lancia k
- Die Neuen: Vom Lybra zum Delta HPE
- Die Zusammenarbeit mit Fiat
- Die Lancia Renngeschichte.

Author:Fred Steininger
Specs:144 pages, 28 x 21 cm / 11 x 8.25 in, hardback
Illustrations:370 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Verlag Podszun (D, 2006)
EAN:9783861334200
Book: Lancia: 100 Jahre Automobilgeschichte

Lancia: 100 Jahre Automobilgeschichte

Language: German

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Lancia - 7 extraordinary stories / 7 storie straordinarie

As a prominent expression of the highest Italian automobile traditions, in its over 110 years of history the Lancia brand has had its share of dazzling moments of glory and disastrous falls.
Along with a review of the succession of Lancia models in time, many of which are included with exclusive photographs, this book offers an accurate analysis of all the events related to the brand, dedicating special attention to its most recent racing glory, exclusively commented by the famous sporting director Cesare Fiorio as well as the drivers Sandro Munari and Miki Biasion.

Brought to success by the great Vincenzo Lancia who died at the young age of 55, the Turin company was re-launched after World War II by his son, the engineer Gianni Lancia, with memorable models and victories in some of the world's most important races.
In gratitude, history has unjustly named him responsible for the company's crisis which, however, had other motivations. This is just one of the many novel-like events that dot the history of Lancia, a highly passionate brand, which has always been a topic of discussion.

Author:Daniele Buzzonetti
Specs:320 pages, 29.5 x 25.5 cm / 11.6 x 10 in, hardback
Illustrations:400 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Artioli Editore 1899 (IT, 2018)
EAN:9788877921611
Book: Lancia - 7 extraordinary stories / 7 storie straordinarie

Lancia - 7 extraordinary stories / 7 storie straordinarie

Language: English + Italian

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Lancia Aurelia - Storia, corse e allestimenti speciali

If there is a car that, back in the distant 1950, codified for the first time the concept of the "Italian GT" it is surely the Lancia Aurelia. An undisputed masterpiece and a car that throughout the 1950s represented a fertile source of inspiration for all the leading Italian coachbuilders, a car that - in sporting terms - was an excellent choice for those tackling the principal road and track races of the era, the Mille Miglia included.
All this was based around a sophisticated mechanical design typical of the Lancia marque.

Drawing on precious illustrative material - most of which previously unpublished - this book reviews the entire technical, stylistic and sporting history of a milestone in Italian and worldwide motoring.

Text in Italian.

Author:Francesco Gandolfi
Specs:240 pages, 27 x 24.5 cm / 10.6 x 9.7 in, hardback
Illustrations:313 b&w and 73 colour photographs
Publisher:Giorgio Nada Editore (IT, 2021)
EAN:9788879117777
Book: Lancia Aurelia - Storia, corse e allestimenti speciali

Lancia Aurelia - Storia, corse e allestimenti speciali

Language: Italian

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Lancia Aurelia in Detail - GT, Spyder, Convertible & Saloon

Under the leadership of Vittorio Jano, a former engineer at Alfa Romeo, Lancia, alongside Gianni Lancia and Francesco de Virgilio, introduced the groundbreaking Aurelia in 1950, marking the world's debut of a V6 engine in an automobile. Initially targeted at the discerning Italian bourgeoisie seeking superior alternatives to Fiat, the Aurelia swiftly diversified, notably with the elegant Pinin Farina B20 GT coupé in 1951.

This era ushered in Lancia's illustrious motorsport history, highlighted by triumphs in prestigious events like the Mille Miglia, Targa Florio, Le Mans, Monte Carlo, and Liège-Rome-Liège rallies. Despite the Lancia family's 1956 sale of the company, the Aurelia endured, even expanding to include a spyder variant tailored for the American market. However, it eventually made way for the Flaminia, a grand luxury model that had been foreshadowed by bespoke Aurelia iterations.

In this comprehensive history of the Aurelia range, the author, a trained historian and Aurelia devotee who has owned his B20 coupé for many years, expertly weaves together the many strands of the history of this famous Lancia, ranging from the company history through technical analysis to the successes in competition, as well as the many special-bodied versions, all set against the scene of the some times turbulent Italian post-war years.

Author:Niels Jonassen
Specs:176 pages, 28 x 22 x 2.3 cm / 11 x 8.7 x 0.91 in, hardback
Illustrations:80 colour photographs, 200 b&w photographs
Publisher:Herridge & Sons Ltd (GB, 2006)
Series:In Detail
EAN:9780954998141
Book: Lancia Aurelia in Detail - GT, Spyder, Convertible & Saloon

Lancia Aurelia in Detail - GT, Spyder, Convertible & Saloon

Language: English

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Lancia Hyena Zagato : Una Delta all'ennesima potenza / The Ultimate Delta

The Hyena is a beautiful car, but one practically unknown to the general public. A car that could have repeated and even surpassed the commercial and sporting success of the Lancia Delta Integrale from which it was derived.
Unfortunatley just 24 examples were produced due to the debateable decision taken by the Fiat/Lancia directors of the time.

Following a rapid review of the evolution of the Lancia Delta over the year, this book, written by an enthusiastic collector, examines the difficult genesis of the Hyena, from the first steps with the publication of the very first (previously unpublished) sketches and numerous photos and then follows its development, engineering and production through to its presentation at the car shows and in brochures.

The book is completed by a comprehensive technical section, with the project list and the spare parts catalogue as well as an extensive photographic portrait of one particular example, N. 20.
Lastly, all 24 Lancia Hyenas are examined, with the intention of reconstructing their specifications, their destination and the country in which they are jealously conserved by the enthusiast and collectors who possess a precious example.

Author:Maurizio Grasso
Specs:200 pages, 27 x 24.5 cm / 10.6 x 9.7 in, hardback
Illustrations:200 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Giorgio Nada Editore (IT, 2015)
EAN:9788879116244
Book: Lancia Hyena Zagato : Una Delta all'ennesima potenza / The Ultimate Delta

Lancia Hyena Zagato : Una Delta all'ennesima potenza / The Ultimate Delta

Language: English + Italian

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Lancia Beta Montecarlo - Le vetture che hanno fatto la storia

The Lancia Beta was inaugurated in 1972 with the launch of the saloon. The range was expanded three years later by the addition of the "Beta Montecarlo", a model that soon became part of the Italian motoring history.
Introduced at the 1975 Turin Motor Show, the new coupé immediately attracted public interest and admiration for its authentic sporting character, confirmed by its assertive and fascinating body, designed by Pininfarina, and in its two-litre, 118 hp engine.
It was no coincidence that the newborn enjoyed a busy racing career: the Group 5 turbo version even enabled Lancia to beat Porsche and win the World Championship for Makes in both 1980 and 1981.

This book is entirely devoted to the history of the Beta Montecarlo, covering the technical and stylistic evolution of the various series and, naturally, the coupé's successful motor racing life - a book that just had to become one of the series focusing on cars that have made history.

Text in Italian.

Author:Bruno Vettore
Specs:92 pages, 27 x 24 cm / 10.6 x 9 in, paperback
Illustrations:37 b&w and 95 colour photographs
Publisher:Giorgio Nada Editore (IT, 2005)
Series:Le vetture che hanno fatto la storia
EAN:9788879113557
Book: Lancia Beta Montecarlo - Le vetture che hanno fatto la storia

Lancia Beta Montecarlo

Language: Italian

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Lancia Gamma Berlina & Coupé: the Story 1976 -1984

Designed to re-establish Lancia as a player in the executive car segment, the Gamma seemed to have it all to succeed, with its sophisticated engineering, elegant Pininfarina lines, and a storied brand with a long tradition of innovation and motorsport triumphs. Yet it failed, big time, garnering a reputation for unreliability that lingers on the model to this day.

Never a common sight on European roads, the Gamma has been largely forgotten, even by Lancia historians. Not anymore though, as former automobile designer Matteo Licata has, for the first time, written this in-depth homage to the Gamma, based on rigorous research on period documents and interviews with former Lancia employees.

Author:Matteo Licata
Specs:125 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 0.8 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Independently Published (USA, 2022)
EAN:9798414828587
Book: Lancia Gamma Berlina & Coupé: the Story 1976 -1984

Lancia Gamma Berlina & Coupé: the Story 1976 -1984

Language: English

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