Lancia Kappa (1919)

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Lancia Kappa
Lancia Kappa.jpg
Manufacturer Lancia
Production 1919–1922
Body and chassis
Layout Front-engine, rear-wheel-drive
Related Lancia Dikappa
Engine 4,940 cc I4
Transmission 4-speed manual
Wheelbase 3,388 mm (133.4 in)
Curb weight 1,100 kg (2,425 lb) (chassis)
Predecessor Lancia Theta-35HP
Successor Lancia Lambda

The Lancia Kappa is a passenger car produced by Lancia between 1919 and 1922. Lancia's first post-war model, it was an updated version of the earlier Theta. 1,810 were made in total, surpassing the Theta as the best-selling Lancia motor car at the time.[1]


The Kappa's Tipo 64 side valve inline-four was Lancia's first engine with a separate cylinder head, as opposed to the earlier monobloc designs.[1] Displacing 4,940 cc, it produced 70 hp at 2,200 rpm for a top speed of 125 km/h (78 mph).[1]

The separate body was built on a ladder frame; front and rear there were solid axles on semi-elliptic leaf springs, brakes were on the transmission and on the rear wheels. The transmission was a 4-speed gearbox with a multi-plate dry clutch.



  • Frostick, Michael (1976). Lancia. ISBN 0-901564-22-2. 
  • Amatori, Franco; et al. (1992). Storia della Lancia — Impresa Tecnologie Mercati 1906–1969. Milan: Fabbri Editori. p. 351.