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The Lancia Astura is a passenger car produced by Italian automobile manufacturer Lancia between 1931 and 1939. Lancia replaced the Lambda model with two models: the four-cylinder Artena and the larger, V8-powered Astura. Both of these models were introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 1931. The Astura chassis was used by various coachbuilders to create coupes, convertibles and sedans.

Lancia Astura
Lancia Astura berlina.jpg
Body and chassis
LayoutFR layout
RelatedLancia Artena
Engine2606 cc V8
2973 cc V8
Transmission4-speed manual
Wheelbase318 cm (125.2 in) (S.1-S.2)
310 cm (122.0 in) (S.3)
333 cm (131.1 in) (S.3)
348 cm (137.0 in) (S.4)
Curb weight1,250 kg (2,756 lb)-1,750 kg (3,858 lb)
PredecessorLancia Dilambda

The Astura evolved over four series:

  • First series, built between 1931 and 1932 with 496 units made.
  • Second series, built between 1932 and 1933 with 750 units made. The engine mountings were modified for this generation to reduce noise and vibration.
  • Third series, built between 1933 and 1937 with 1,243 units made. The third-generation Astura was offered in short-wheelbase and long-wheelbase variants, and was powered by a new, larger engine.
  • Fourth series, built between 1937 and 1939 with 423 units made. Only offered in long-wheelbase.


First- and second-generation Asturas are powered by a 72 hp 2.6-liter 19° V8 engine, while third- and fourth-generation models are powered by a 3.0-liter 17° V8 capable of 82 hp.

Model Engine Displacement Power Fuel Delivery System
S.1-S.2 V8 SOHC 2606 cc 72 hp (54 kW) single carburetor
S.3-S.4 V8 SOHC 2973 cc 82 hp (61 kW) single carburetor


At the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, a 1936 Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet once owned by Eric Clapton won both the Best of Show award and the Gwenn Graham Most Elegant Convertible award.[1]


  1. ^ David Gluckman. "Pebble Beach Best of Show: 1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet".