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The King's Visit at Caproni's
« on: March 25, 2023, 11:17:35 AM »
Hi all,

sorry for my absence but I was/am full with projects distant from the car theme. While collecting aircraft pictures, I ran over these ones. King Victor Emanuel III visits the Caproni factory on 6 April 1940. In the background of the first picture, you see Ca.310 short-range reconnoissance aircraft. In the second one, there is the Ca.135 medium bomber. But in what is His Majesty rolled around?

Italian automobiles of this period are well-described. Nonetheless, googling for it found no result. You can find the pictures on picclick.it, but there is no explanation given.

So I ask YOU for help. Thank you for every answer!

Regards, RT

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Re: The King's Visit at Caproni's
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2023, 05:00:36 PM »
Stabilimenti Garavini

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Re: The King's Visit at Caproni's
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2023, 05:17:09 PM »
Should be this Lancia Aprilia by Garavini: https://www.autopuzzles.com/forum/new-board/sac1374/

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Re: The King's Visit at Caproni's
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2023, 04:17:44 AM »
For me no doubt that the king is carried in a Lancia Aprilia Garavini. Thank you Rusty and Wendax! :applause:

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Re: The King's Visit at Caproni's
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2023, 04:38:31 AM »
Such a small car for a big man!
I must be right - that's what it says on Wikipedia

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Re: The King's Visit at Caproni's
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2023, 02:38:30 AM »
Hi Nicanary, I don't know how the seat position for the king was arranged. Physically, Victor Emanuel III was very small! :)

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Re: The King's Visit at Caproni's
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2023, 05:04:59 AM »
Hi Nicanary, I don't know how the seat position for the king was arranged. Physically, Victor Emanuel III was very small! :)

Regards, RT

Interesting. Probably a raised rear seat like the Pope has. But why didn't they just use an Astura?
I must be right - that's what it says on Wikipedia