Lancia Aprilia - 1070
1937 Tipo 238 1st Series Berlina.
Short history of 1070
Built by Lancia & C. Fabbrica Automobili, Torino S.A. Italy.
Construction no. 1070. Chassis no. 38-2046.
Delivered from factory July 7, 1937
One of approximately 400 imported to the UK.
First registered in England, June 14, 1938. UK reg no. EYT 171.
1938 - 1974?
1974 - 1977
Owned by Graham Beasley, Margate, Kent, UK
1982 - ?
Owned by David Temple, The Mill Estate, Acton Lane, London
Purchased from Paladin Jaguar, Reigate by Anthony Dady,
Brighton, Sussex, England.
1990 – 1993
Restored by Barry Simpson Restorations Ltd.
and John Goulstone Body Repairs.
2006 - present
Imported from UK, arrived late December.
One of only 32 Lancia Aprilias ever bought in to Australia.
Current registration no. AP 038 (Victoria)
Thanks to Paul Mayo for some additional information, if anyone knows anymore on the history of this car please contact me: email@example.com
4 cylinder narrow “V” aluminium monobloc, cast iron bores with single overhead camshaft, hemispherical combustion chambers, cylinders staggered at 18°6’40”.
Bore x stroke 72 mm x 83 mm.
Max bhp 47@4000rpm (35kw)
Compression ratio 5.75:1
Zenith 36VI-2 single downdraught carburettor*.
Dry single plate clutch.
Four speed forward and reverse, with silent third.
Gleason hypoid-bevel gear final drive.
Four-door pillarless saloon of unitary construction.
Front suspension: Lancia patented independent sliding pillars.
Rear suspension: Independent with semi-elliptic transverse leaf spring, torsion bars, short trailing arms, Andre Hydro-Telecontrol shock absorbers*.
Lockheed hydraulic four wheel drum brakes.
Wheelbase 2750 mm
Track front & rear 1286 mm
Length x width x height 3995 x 1500 x 1455 mm
Kerb weight 880 kg
Top speed 125 km/h
Consumption 10L/100 km
(*Lancia England fitted components)
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Lancia Aprilia Blog
Day to day repairs, journeys and other stuff.
What I know so far.
On The Road
Travels of 1070.
“Oils Ain’t Oils”
What 1070 gets feed.
2008 - 2009 - 2012. The broken clutch.
*Disclaimer. Before anyone reads these sections I should point out a couple of things. Firstly, prior to getting my Aprilia I had no mechanical knowledge of them at all, in fact I have had very little experience and no training in any automotive mechanics, so what I have written is based purely on my own observations and should in no way be taken to be correct. Secondly, my car had had very little use for a few years before it came out to Australia and then sat here for some months, so many of the issues have been caused by that lack of use and running.
Rear End Rebuild*
2009. The “Propelling Group & Rear Suspension” mechanical repairs.
2010. Tall tales and true.
2008/2011 - 2012
A few repairs and a general description of what goes on in there
Differential rebuild Mk2*
2011. Got it wrong the first time!
Another 3 year mystery solved.
2012. Sound, heat and window glass issues
Engine bottom end
2013. A look inside.
Alberi e giunti
comando ruote posteriori*
2014. Lancia drive shafts.
Restoration in the UK
October 1990 - May 1993
2016. Alignment & leak fixes
Camshaft & Rockers*
2016. Regrinds and new valve timing.
Engine Rebuild, pt.1*
2018. Dismantle, check & measure
Engine Rebuild, pt. 2*
Engine Rebuild, pt. 3*
2019 - 2020. No balance.