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Lancia and De Virgilio, At the Center – the book update

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(7) Cover for promo 4.15.14

The book is currently available at David Bull Publishing.

European orders are best served by Chaters in the UK (good stock, good price and shipping rates), and also Gilena in Italy and Amazon.

Lancia and De Virgilio is a history of the Lancia company, family, and the life and work of Francesco De Virgilio, one of their leading engineers. This richly illustrated history of postwar Italy includes unpublished writings, period images, and drawings explaining Lancia’s groundbreaking Aurelia, other cars, and their 1950s racing effort. Seven years in making, it includes new information from the extensive De Virgilio archive and the Lancia family.

The book is both a personal and company biography, spanning from the beginning of De Virgilio’s career at Lancia in 1939 to his retirement in 1975, and includes consulting for Alfa Romeo in the 1980s. The personal and social story of life in post-war Italy is seen through both the De Virgilio and Lancia families, with many unique historic pictures, technical drawings and diagrams, and is a visually strong presentation.

The book is priced at $99.95, 65£, and 80€. sample pages

Written by Geoff

July 22, 2014 at 9:45 pm

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  1. Geoff,
    Congratulations! A book as beautiful as it is important. Lots of us looking forward to getting our hands on a copy.

    Ed Levin

    May 23, 2014 at 4:14 am

  2. Geoff,
    Is-it possible to find the book in Europe(France)?
    Can you give the address?
    Many thanks.


    July 7, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    • Not yet. Its still being shipped. When it arrives, should be available at Chaters in the UK, probably Gilena in Italy, and Amazon UK and IT both. Other venues will be posted when known. Thanks for your interest.

      Geoff Goldberg

      July 7, 2014 at 5:07 pm

  3. Ottimo!!!

    Aspettiamo la versione tradotta in Italiano


    Andrea C.

    July 9, 2014 at 9:14 am

  4. Wow and thankyou Geoff, an extraordinary read, full of wonderful pictures, biographical info and technical detail. A huge effort and one which will certainly be amongst Lancia future “must haves”

    Marc Bondini

    July 9, 2014 at 11:36 am

  5. Come tanti altri veri “lancisti” sarei felicissimo se qualcuno potesse pubblicare il libro tradotto in italiano.
    Purtroppo oramai grazie a scelte “senza senso” il marchio LANCIA scomparirà definitivamente dalla scena…………
    Spero che almeno i libri (come questo) potranno negli anni a venire ricordare a tutti, cosa voleva dire “automobili LANCIA”
    Grazie Geoffrey per tutto quello che hai fatto.

    {ed. translation: Like so many other true “lancisti” I would be very happy if someone could publish the book translated into Italian.
    Unfortunately now, thanks to choices “without sense” the Lancia brand will disappear from the scene …………
    I hope that at least the books (like this) will in years to come to remind everyone, what it says “automobiles Lancia”
    Geoffrey Thanks for everything you’ve done.}

    Alberto Petri

    October 3, 2016 at 10:28 am

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