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Lancia Belna Cabriolet.

The car in the following pre-war photograph has been identified as a Lancia Belna, a product of Lancia's decision to create a car factory based in France in the early 1930s. The first models to be built at the new facility were the Augusta, followed by the Aprilia several years later. However, these French-built versions of both were sold under new names, respectively Belna, and Ardennes. The 1196cc V4-engined Belna was produced from 1934 to 1938, the majority of which were saloons (approximately 2,500 examples) while the remaining 500 or so chassis were fitted with coachbuilt bodies, as is the case with the example shown here.
Nothing is known about the two-door cabriolet featured on this page, or where the photograph was taken. Extra lamps have been fitted to the front, and the presence of a long aerial point to the fitment of an in-car radio featuring in this particular Belna.
(Please click the thumbnail to view the full-size image.)
Original photo of a Lancia Belna Cabriolet
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