Lancia Stratos is probably the first Lancia model comes to mind for modern car enthusiasts as it is such a motorsport icon. The Italian brand has offered so much more than thrilling rally racers though. One example is the Superjolly car transporter here as listed for sale at Stuart Parr Collection in New York.
The Lancia Superjolly was produced from 1963 to 1970 in Turin as a replacement for the Appia-based Jolly. Sharing plenty of its mechanicals with the Lancia Flavia executive car, including the 1.5 or 1.8-litre engine, the model was available with various bodywork options such as van, pick-up, ambulance, and bus, while special editions such as mobile home and display truck also surfaced. It’s unclear whether the car transporter shown here was factory-built or developed by commercial coachbuilder, but it’s said to be the only example known to exist. The car transporter is fitted with a 1.8-litre flat-four engine and four-speed manual transmission. The loading floor has a max height of only 482 mm and the deck features adjustable wheel chocks for easy loading. The car has gone through a recent mechanical freshened-up and is ready to rock the road.