Lancia Ardea

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Lancia Ardea Cabriolet (1939-1940)
Lancia Ardea Cabriolet (1939-1940)
Production period: 1939-1953
Class : Lower middle class
Body versions : Limousine , Pullman limousine , panel van , pickup , coupe , convertible , landaulet
Engines: Petrol engines :
0.9 liters (19 kW)
Length: 3620 mm
Width: 1380 mm
Wheelbase : 2440 mm
Empty weight : 800 kg
Previous model Lancia Augusta
successor Lancia Appia

The Lancia Ardea is an automobile made by Lancia and was produced from autumn 1939 to early 1953 in a number of 23,000.

In addition to the sedan and cabriolet , the vehicle was also available in a long version as a taxi and in the commercial vehicle variants "Furgoncini" (station wagon) and "Camioncini" (pick-up).

In autumn 1948 there was a Coupé from Zagato based on Ardea, the Panoramica . The name Ardea goes back to the place of the same name . In terms of price, the Ardea was located above the rival Fiat 1100 . In the spring of 1953, the successor model Lancia Appia was presented.

The Ardea was produced in four series:

  • 1st series: autumn 1939 to mid-1940
  • 2nd series: summer 1945 to autumn 1948
  • 3rd series: autumn 1948 to mid-1949
  • 4th series: mid-1949 to early 1953


Italy had switched from left-hand traffic to right-hand traffic between 1924 and 1926, but Lancia still produced the right-hand drive Ardea model for Italy. The Ardea was available in four series, from the second series there was a 12-volt electrical system, from the third a 5-speed gearbox and from the fourth a new aluminum engine block.

Lancia Ardea Berlina (1949-1953)

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