1950 Lancia Aurelia

B50 Cabriolet Paninfarina

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1950
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior brand colour 
    Tan
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Vincenzo Lancia drove racing cars professionally for eight years before, in 1908, producing the first machine to bear his name. The performance heritage the innovative Italian brought to his cars became part of the automotive DNA of the Lancia vehicles that subsequently emanated from the firm's Turin (Torino) works in the decades that followed.

Lancia offered an impressive narrow-angle V-8 model in the early 1920s, but the marque is more widely remembered for the outstanding V-4-powered Lambda produced during that decade. A low-slung car with pioneering semi-unit body construction and independent front suspension, the nimble Lambda won Lancia new adherents throughout Europe and elsewhere.

In 1937, Vincenzo Lancia died, whereupon his son, Gianni, became the automaker's chief executive. Gianni continued to build cars exhibiting the spirited flair that had always set Lancia apart from the mundane. Although the Lancia family would relinquish control in 1955, the I