Lancia Dilambda

Lancia Dilambda ( coupe version )

The Lancia Dilambda was a car model from the Italian manufacturer Lancia, which was produced from 1928 to 1935.


Officially it was presented at the Paris Motor Show 1929. The top speed was 120 km / h and the power 74 kW (101 hp). Epsilon was developed for production in the U.S., it was produced but then in Europe.

The Dilambda was in his time as a very fast and had a number of technical innovations. A special feature of the engine was the close 24 ° V -position and the use of buffer blocks to the anchoring points. There was a device for replenishing the engine oil by a pump, and a central lubrication of the chassis via a small pedal on the dashboard. The cooler was thermostatically controlled. Leading the way was the independent suspension. The tank had a supporting function.


There were a total of three facelifts, mostly brought technical changes. The last series was available only with a long wheelbase, while the first two were produced in two other wheelbases.

  • First series (1928-1931) in 1104 copies
  • Second series (1931-1933) in 300 copies with modified gear and brakes
  • Third Series (1933-1935) in 281 copies with modified aerodynamics

Special owner

Erich Maria Remarque fled in his Dilambda together with Marlene Dietrich and her daughter from Germany to France and devoted himself to the car even a narrative. The Dilambda was driven by numerous stars of the 1930s, such as by Max Schmeling, Ernest Hemingway and Greta Garbo. Until the postwar period Constantine Prince of Bavaria drove a Lancia Dilambda Cabriolet, which he described as a car of my life.