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Record-breaking sales headline Pebble Beach auctions

A dazzling array of high-profile lots at Gooding & Co and RM Sotheby’s marked one of the most impressive offerings ever seen during Monterey Car Week, with a number of record-breaking results being posted throughout the weekend. 

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Remarkable pre-war Lancia scoops top gong at Pebble

A striking 1936 Lancia Astura Pininfarina Cabriolet has won Best in Show at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, after beating more than 200 of the world’s best cars and motorcycles. 

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Stunning unrestored Ferrari wins accolades at Quail

An incredible 1953 Ferrari 375 Pininfarina Spider has won the top gong at this year’s Quail: a motorsports gathering, scooping the Rolex Circle of Champions trophy ahead of stiff competition. 

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Lancia Astura Pinin Farina 'Bocca' Cabriolet

In 1931, Lancia introduced two models two replace the revolutionary but ageing Lamba; the Artena and the Astura. Powered by a 2-litre V4, the Artena served as the company's new entry-level model, while the larger, sportier and more luxuriously appointed V8-engined Astura catered to more demanding customers.

Like the Lambda's V4, the Astura Tipo 85 V8 used an unusually narrow angle (19°) between the banks of cylinders. This typical Lancia feature provided the benefits of both a V and inline engine in that a short block could be used in combination with one integral cylinder head. Fitted vertically in the head the valves were actuated by a single overhead camshaft.

Cast in iron, the Tipo 85 V8 displaced just over 2.6 litre. Breathing through a single Zenith carburettor, mounted on top of the engine, Lancia's new eight cylinder engine produced 72 bhp at 4,000 rpm. The V8 was mated to a four-speed manual gearbox that drove the rear wheels.

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