Lancia Esatau (bus)

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Lancia Esatau is a line of Italian city buses in production from 1948 through to 1980.

The bus was primarily used in Italy for public transport and it was produced in a small series. They were used in Rome, Milan and Turin. Trolley bus and articulated versions were also made.

Lancia Esatau V.10[edit]

The Lancia Esatau V.10 was in production from 1948 to 1953. It had an engine of 122HP.

Lancia Esatau V.11[edit]

The V.11 was manufactured from 1951 to 1952, with the body from Garavini. It was powered by a Lancia V10 engine, producing 122 bhp (91 kW).[1] In the side of the doors the seats are double. The city bus version was 10,500 mm (413.4 in) long, and a suburban version was 11,000 mm (433.1 in) long. A total of 52 were produced.

A 12,000 mm (472.4 in) trolleybus version was built for Athens in Greece, with 46 in service. The V.11 trolley bus version had two doors, and had capacity for 27 seated and 73 standing passengers. The V.11 was used in Athens from 1961 until 1991. The same trolleybuses was used in Florence and in Capua too.

Lancia Esatau V.81[edit]

The Lancia Esatau V.81 was produced from 1953 to 1959. Most bodies were made by Viberti, with the last 23 by Pistoiesi. A total of 183 were built. The V.81 came in two lengths, the Lancia PV81 powered version (with 130 bhp (97 kW)) at 10,400 mm (409.4 in) long and the Lancia V10 powered version 11,000 mm (433.1 in) long. The V10 originally produced 138 bhp (103 kW) and from 1957 144 bhp (107 kW).[2]

The weight of Lancia Esatau V.81 is 9,3 tones. The bus had 18 seats and other 30 places for standing people.

Lancia Esatau 703 Dallavia[edit]

The 703, sometimes called Dallavia (or Della Via), was produced from 1960 to 1964. It was built with bodies from Viberti, Pistoiesi and SEAT-Casaro.[3]

Lancia Esatau 703-08[edit]

Lancia 703 Mauri

The Lancia Esatau 703-08, sometimes called Mauri after its coach builder, was produced from 1973 to 1980. This special four-axle articulated bus version was produced for Milan, and was the first Italian aluminium bus.[4]

Lancia Esatau 718[edit]

Lancia Esatau 718

The 718 were produced from 1973 to 1974, with 200 built.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Lancia Esatau V.11". tram e trasporto pubblico a Roma. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Lancia Esatau V.81". tram e trasporto pubblico a Roma. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Lancia 703 e 718". tram e trasporto pubblico a Roma. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "LA NOSTRA STORIA". Mauri. Retrieved 13 August 2013.