1930 Lancia Dilambda Cabriolet By Carlton Carriage Co.

At the 1929 Paris Motor Show, Lancia presented the Dilambda as the successor to the Lambda. The new model returned to a body-on-frame approach, unlike its predecessor’s unibody construction. The Dilambda was manufactured in three series, with the first two being available as either the Model 227 with a 3,475mm wheelbase or the Model 229 with a wheelbase of 3,290mm.

This specific 1930 Lancia Dilambda is a first-series Model 227. It was reportedly ordered by Sir Douglas Montgomery Bernard Hall, a second baronet from England, upon his return from a trip to Italy in the 1920s. Carlton Carriage Co. of London provided the chassis with one-of-a-kind two-door cabriolet coachwork at the baronet’s request. The car was named “Blue Shadow” by the baronet and was kept by him for five years.

The car is equipped with a 3,958cc narrow-angle OHV V8 engine that breathes through a Zenith carburetor and is coupled with a four-speed manual transmission. Other features include sliding-pillar independent front suspension, mechanically actuated four-wheel drum brakes, blue-painted Rudge-Whitworth wire wheels, a blue convertible top, and burl wood interior accents.

At the 2021 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the car was awarded the Coppa d’Oro trophy. The owner then drove it from coast to coast in the US before it was placed third in its class at the 2022 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and featured in the Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance.

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