1934 Lancia Augusta
This old Lancia popped up on Ebay yesterday, but has been floating around the web for a while with the asking price of $5950. The car is offered by a seller who seems to specilize in old tractors and farm equipment. As much as I love old Italian cars-and Lancia is particular- this car has a full balance sheet of positives and negatives:
Rarity, rugged Lancia build quality, car seems to be all there and seems in reasonable restorable condition. Price is right and the car is in the U.S. Unusual to find a car of this vintage in this (relatively good) condition.
Not the most glamorous or technically interesting Lancia. Lump of a four-cylinder engine only good for 35hp. Not a good candidate for a rebodied special and very conservative existing coachwork. Not much financial upside in a restoration of this car- it has to be done out of love.
WHO SHOULD BUY IT:
Someone fascinated with early Italian cars, who likes to physically take apart and marvel at ancient engineering and craftsmanship. Or someone hoping to get a bit part in a period Italian movie. Please do not hot rod this car!