Vincenzo Lancia was the youngest child of a wealthy Turin soup manufacturer and became involved with automobiles from a relatively early age. At nineteen, he became chief inspector and test driver for F.I.A.T. In 1906 he founded his own company which built 16 cars the following year. The Lancia Dilambda dual cowl phaeton sought to be a luxurious version of the Lambda (arguably, the most famous model Lancia ever made). The handsome coach work is by Viotti. Entry to the rear seats is achieved by folding the front seats down and raising the rear cowl, allowing for passengers to sit behind the dual folding windscreens. The stunning vehicle which you see here recently underwent a concours quality restoration overseen by the Lancia Club of North America and was awarded the Road & Track trophy at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.