Lancia Motor Club Forum Banner
22 February, 2019, 03:13:48 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Appia seats  (Read 480 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
roy parmenter
Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 6


« on: 01 November, 2018, 06:27:49 PM »

Hi there – new member – just purchased a RHD 1961 Lancia Appia s3 which will look to the possibility of a mild rally conversion – to that end I am seeking information as to replacing the front bench seat with singles - but would like them to be in keeping with the car & age related. Can anyone advise if the Italians made any form of rally seat in this era & whether they might be available somewhere – if not a seat that might be in keeping. Not much on the internet for Appia’s in competition – the only mention I could locate was a 25th finish on the 1962 Acropolis Rally!
Logged
DavidLaver
Permanent resident
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 3712



« Reply #1 on: 01 November, 2018, 06:50:56 PM »


Some variety here:

http://www.bernimotori.com/abarth_seats_accessories_en.html

Was thinking of the little Fiat 600 based Abarth Zagatos:

https://www.automobilemag.com/news/just-listed-1957-fiat-abarth-750-zagato/

Fulvia S1 seats are very comfortable and period looking.

THE question for me is if you want a headrest...

Logged

David Laver, Lewisham.
DavidLaver
Permanent resident
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 3712



« Reply #2 on: 01 November, 2018, 06:56:35 PM »


A small selection:

https://www.holden.co.uk/displayAgroups.asp?sg=2&pgCode=045&sgName=Hardware&pgName=Seats+%26+Seat+Belts


A very VERY large selection Smiley

https://www.sportseats4u.co.uk/historic-retro-classic-seats/cat_177.html
Logged

David Laver, Lewisham.
DavidLaver
Permanent resident
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 3712



« Reply #3 on: 01 November, 2018, 06:58:54 PM »


A couple more in period:

http://www.racingsportscars.com/type/photo/Lancia/Appia.html
Logged

David Laver, Lewisham.
roy parmenter
Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 6


« Reply #4 on: 11 November, 2018, 07:46:09 PM »

Thanks David - most informative
Logged
josefewald
Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 19


« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 09:57:13 AM »

Hello

attached is an interior view of Walter Radler's Appia 3rd series berlina which has been modified by Nardi in period for "racing".
Walter Radler was Austrian champion in the state touring/rallying championship with his Appia.
He had the car prepared by Nardi which included a different cylinder head, carburetor as well as the interior. Walter Radler recalled the price of the Nardi work as a "hair-cut".

I think the interior and the seats look quite suitable for the purpose!

If you want to find more on Walter Radler and his Appia please go to LANCIAnews.com and search for his name. You will be surprised!

Best
Josef


* Radler_Appia.jpg (738.38 KB, 1654x2338 - viewed 0 times.)
Logged

Aprilia, Aurelia, Flaminia, Fulvia
frankxhv773t
Permanent resident
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 1445



« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 11:24:41 AM »

Of course Appias were available with separate front seats if you didn't feel the need for a full on rally look.


* $_57[3].jpg (292.31 KB, 1600x1200 - viewed 0 times.)
Logged
DavidLaver
Permanent resident
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 3712



« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 11:10:51 PM »


Had a quick look - and glad I did!  Some lovely period S3 rally photos here:

http://www.lancianews.com/site/lancia/lancia-appia-bilderbogen/

Search results with a number of articles:

http://www.lancianews.com/site/?s=Walter+Radler&x=0&y=0

Put some of the photos on "photo of the day" thread, but here also:


* 1312ab_07.jpg (95.1 KB, 450x674 - viewed 4 times.)

* 1312ab_02.jpg (40.95 KB, 450x301 - viewed 4 times.)

* 1310pb_02.jpg (40.92 KB, 450x225 - viewed 4 times.)
Logged

David Laver, Lewisham.
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Contact the Forum Administrator

LMC Forum copyright © 2007 - 2018 Lancia Motor Club Ltd

Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2006-2011, Simple Machines