Production commenced in February 1937, the month in which the firm's founder died: this was the last of Vincenzo Lancia's designs. The first series featured a 1,352 cc V4 motor providing 47 bhp. The second series had its engine capacity increased to 1,486 cc which provided 48 bhp. A Lusso model of this second series was also offered as well as a lungo (lengthened) version. A total of 20,082 cars and 7,554 additional chassis for coach built bodies were produced in Turin along with about 700 in France.