Today, front-wheel drive, sophisticated engineering and refined quality are the industry’s standards for even generalist volume car makers. Not so almost 60 years ago when Lancia – already known for its industry-leading technology – presented the Flavia.
Oude Weernink’s book covers all aspects and evolutions of the Appia range. Its pedigree, its technical conception and the updates that differentiated the three successive Appia series. Many photos with captions give an interesting overview of the elegant and sporting special bodies designed and made by the iconic Italian coachbuilders; Allemano, Boano, Motto, Pininfarina, Vignale, Zagato and Swiss Ghia Aigle.
But it is also a very useful book for the Appia owner, with a chapter about special accessories available at the time when those cars were young and the tuning equipment to improve the performance and speed of these little machines. There is a section with well-illustrated pages which will help those who restore, repair or want keep their Lancia Appia in perfect shape.