Lancia Kappa “Telephone for the Chauffeur”. White version

Lancia Kappa “Telephone for the Chauffeur”. White version. Made in Italy in 1921, 4 cyl., 70 hp, 4.900 cc

Vincenzo Lancia started his career at FIAT, but in 1907 he founded his own company. Our model has beautiful drawings and colours. It has an intercom, which allowed passengers to give instructions to the chauffeur, a great novelty for the time.

The Lancia Kappa is a passenger car produced by Lancia between 1919 and 1922. Lancia’s first post-war model, it was an updated version of the earlier Theta. 1,810 were made in total, surpassing the Theta as the best-selling Lancia motor car at the time.

The Kappa’s Tipo 64 side valve inline-four was Lancia’s first engine with a separate cylinder head, as opposed to the earlier monobloc designs. Displacing 4,940 cc, it produced 70 hp at 2,200 rpm for a top speed of 125 km/h (78 mph).

The separate body was built on a ladder frame; front and rear there were solid axles on semi-elliptic leaf springs, brakes were on the transmission and on the rear wheels. The transmission was a 4-speed gearbox with a multi-plate dry clutch.


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