Classic Car Catalogue

Itala 1930



Motor Sport; Sports Models for 1931 October 1930
In common with several other makes, Itala cars have not been altered for 1931. The specification of the "65" sports model is as follows:—engine: six-cylinder, 65 mm. bore x 100 mm. stroke, steel sleeve cylinder bores in aluminium block. O.H.V. (twin overhead camshafts), coil-and-battery ignition, single carburettor; gearbox: 4-speeds, central change; clutch: double plate; suspension: half-elliptics and shock absorbers. Chassis price, £940.



  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
12-13.04.1930 Mille Miglia 4 4 4 146 65 3000 cc Bellingeri / Zangrandi 20th 3.0 6th
          78 65 3000 cc Facchetti / Maffezzoni 24th 3.0 8th
          86 61 3000 cc Brughera / Cippelli 59th 3.0 17th
          91 61 3000 cc Mosti / Pellerano 69th 3.0 19th
Motor Sport, July 1930
The Circuit of Caserta.

An interesting entry was two Italas of the sports type 65, with the capacity of the engines increased to 2,300 c.c., two overhead camshafts and superchargers. These cars which were driven in the race by Facchetti and Bellingeri ran with remarkable regularity.