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« on: 27 October, 2019, 04:27:01 PM »

Just come across this You-Tube video showing an 'abandoned' Aprilia:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eArtRTDK0bA



It looks like a 1940s Pininfarina style, similar to this 1949 Paris Motor Show car:



What a find!
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« Reply #1 on: 27 October, 2019, 07:06:54 PM »

Yeah, but we'd rather have a mark 1 Capri, right?
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« Reply #2 on: 27 October, 2019, 07:19:41 PM »

Yeah, but we'd rather have a mark 1 Capri, right?

Mate, I've got a face infection.  etc.

Wonderful find though, whenever this was filmed. This article about it is 8 months old.
https://drive-my.com/en/news/1551-barn-find-lancia-aprilia-speciale.html
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« Reply #3 on: 28 October, 2019, 07:12:49 AM »

I don't think that either of the first two photos in this thread are Pinin Farina cars, they look much more like Stabilimenti Farina.
The photo in William's link shows the side view much better and you can see the Stabilimenti badge on the flank of the car.
The photo below is of another Stabilimenti Farina Aprilia, which has the same styling details.


* Aprilia Stabilimenti Farina Zoute Copyright Image..jpg (182.78 KB, 675x478 - viewed 128 times.)

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« Reply #4 on: 28 October, 2019, 08:30:37 AM »

I'll stick with my Pininfarina identification, Ade. The badge is just visible in the video and appears to be the upright rectangle of Pininfarina rather than the flowery shield of Stabilimenti Farina. The second photo I posted is definitely Pininfarina - this car was displayed on the Pininfarina stand at the 1949 Paris Motor Show - and displays a similar continuous line for the wingtops whereas the Stabilimenti Farina line has a definite dip at the door with a distinct front to the rear wing.
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« Reply #5 on: 28 October, 2019, 09:37:59 AM »

Some extra useful information:
https://drive-my.com/en/news/1551-barn-find-lancia-aprilia-speciale.html
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« Reply #6 on: 28 October, 2019, 03:17:58 PM »

I like the comment "For now it is unknown what will happen to both the factory and the Lancia, because it seems that the owner has no plans other than to let nature take its course." From the commentary on the video it sounds like the owner is keen not to let justice take it's course. My impression of the complexity of Italian legal proceedings is that it is unlikely anybody could get legal title to the car to restore it. Whilst the owner remains disappeared I expect the car will remain where it is.
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