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
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.