The Appia was Lancia's small car entry for a decade, from 1953 to 1963. These were the cars of choice for those seeking something a bit more refined than your typical Fiat sedan. They could be considered cars for the thinking man. In true Lancia fashion, these were over engineered vehicles and had an unusual 1.1 liter V4 engine. Most Appias produced were Berlinas, however, there was a convertible built by Vignale, an estate version by Viotti and two very different types of coupes, one made by Pininfarina, and a more sporting variant built by Zagato, as you see here for sale in New York.
1960 Lancia Appia GTE Zagato. This is one of the 350 Rare sought after Alloy Zagato Coupes. Lancias are well known for their outstanding engineering and superb quality construction. This fully restored show quality car is a joy to behold an absolute pleasure to drive. The car has been restored to a high level both cosmetically and mechanically and is ready to be shown or event driven. For someone who can appreciate rarity and high quality, this would be a milestone addition to the astute collectors garage.
The proportions of this Appia are quite interesting. The stretched wheelbase and small greenhouse give this car quite a unique stance. Average prices for these Zagato coupes are hovering these days around $40,000. I would estimate a fully restored example like this may bring anywhere between $60,000 to $80,000.