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 Post subject: Esperia O.M.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:51 am 
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Officine Esperia, Brescia, Italy
O.M. Tipo 665 Coupé de Ville, 1930


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 Post subject: Re: Esperia O.M.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:55 am 
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Esperia O.M. Tipo 665, 1930


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 Post subject: Re: Esperia O.M.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:07 am 
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Esperia O.M. Berlina c.1934


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 Post subject: Re: Esperia O.M.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:16 am 
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TommyK wrote:
Esperia O.M. Berlina c.1934


It is a Lancia


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 Post subject: Re: Esperia O.M.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:29 am 
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No, it's a O.M., look at the wheel hub.


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 Post subject: Re: Esperia O.M.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:35 am 
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O.M. wheels, maybe. My understanding is that Esperia was the company formed to take over when O.M. stopped car production in about 1930, and that body is too late. The badge on the lower scuttle may well be discernible to somebody with better eye-sight than I. It definitely looks like a Lancia though (Artena?).

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 Post subject: Re: Esperia O.M.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:50 am 
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I've read now a bit more about this cars. The name was O.M. Alcyone. 4 prototypes, two Saloons, a Convertible and a bare chassis were exhibited at the Salone dell'Automobile in 1934, bodies by Esperia. It was the last try of O.M. to build passenger cars.
Here the second Saloon.


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 Post subject: Re: Esperia O.M.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:10 pm 
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Me too, Tommy! The attached was fairly easily found on the net (and note the badge).

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 Post subject: Re: Esperia O.M.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:32 pm 
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It looks like the convertible may have survived, unless the radiator style was changed immediately Esperia took over O.M., because this looks like a body of around 1930. Thanks for bringing this late revival of O.M. to notice Tommy.

Despite their popularity in the U.K. (probably because of their running in the T.T. races - that is how I know them) info on O.M. is quite hard to find here.

I wonder if Esperia made the bodies though - is that a different badge to the one on the saloon under the door?

The unattributed photo comes from a site called motorimania.

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 Post subject: Re: Esperia O.M.
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The badge looks a bit different. The two Saloons are surely bodied by Esperia. If the convertible was bodied there I don't know for sure.


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 Post subject: Re: Esperia O.M.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:36 pm 
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Thanks! I know this is becoming a bit off-topic, but it is all good automotive education (for me at least). Still puzzling over the radiator shell on the Cattelan convertible - I had never seen anything other than the squarish type that you see on the competition cars until Tommy posted the 1934 saloon.

What would life be without conundrums?

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