Tragically famous: Lancia Esatau 864


We are not uesd to publish articles on tucks but this one is so rare and beautiful that we owe it some rows.


These trucks were built by Lancia in Bolzano, far from Torino as there it was their “industrial division”: of course, as for their cars, these trucks were so refined that they look like giany version of their luxury cars. This particular model was tragically famous in Italy as in 1960 it caused the death, because of a road crash in Roma, of Fred Buscaglione, a famous italian swinger of the fifties while he was driving his lilac Ford Thunderbird.



This particular truck is beautifully restored: its 11,000 c.c., inline-six engine looks like a piece of art; interiors are smartly minimalistic and it has a beautiful wooden bed. Of course the main feature is the giant front grille on which you’d never expect to see a Lancia badge. Find it for sale at €48,000 (today $53,000) here in Villafranca, Italy.

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