Personally, I think this 1957 Lancia Appia is a lovely, charming little car, especially with those rear suicide doors and its narrow-angle V4 engine. The proportions are just perfect, it has a tasteful amount of chrome brightwork, it’s a good size – I’m really smitten. Which is why I’m so baffled why the lady in the ad here is looking at the car like it just shit on her bedspread.
I mean, look at her! She’s staring it right in the windshield, arms crossed, and a look of what I can only describe as genuine contempt and revulsion on her face. She looks absolutely pissed. I don’t know what that little Lancia did, but I sure as hell don’t want to get in the middle of it. No way.
Was this once a way to sell cars? By showing models pissed off at them? Is this someone’s kink?