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Author Topic: Augustas in the Mille Miglia  (Read 655 times)
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MichaelElsom
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« on: 11 April, 2022, 03:39:25 PM »

All of us are aware that Augustas competed in the Targa Florio, but even Morris was unaware that they had competed in the Mille Miglia until I told him about these pictures.
I learned about Foto Locchi when some friends visited Florence some time ago, but only recently thought about searching their archive for Augusta pictures.
If you go to https://www.fotolocchi.it/it/archivio/?query=Lancia+Augusta&_=1649691114502 you will find a number of photos - there are two unusual cars (to my eyes anyway) and I wonder whether either have survived. 
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Kari
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« Reply #1 on: 11 April, 2022, 08:45:13 PM »

Number 89 of MM 1937 is still around and being restored. It was for sale at Padova 2018.

Karl


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MichaelElsom
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« Reply #2 on: 14 April, 2022, 04:54:04 PM »

I wonder whether those are the same tyres that were fitted in the MM!
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JohnMillham
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« Reply #3 on: 14 April, 2022, 05:59:44 PM »

It's interesting to see they fitted sidelights on the Mille Miglia cars. I thought it was only the British imports that had them.
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MichaelElsom
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« Reply #4 on: 20 April, 2022, 10:40:45 AM »

Interestingly car 89 in the race picture didn't have sidelights (nor did any of the other Augustas) and it didn't have wire wheels.
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JohnMillham
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« Reply #5 on: 20 April, 2022, 01:04:04 PM »

So it seems the sidelights and wire wheels are both more recent than the actual MM race.
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