1950 Lancia AureliaB10 Prototype, Designed by Michelotti, the lines are similar to the beautiful Cisitalia 202
Year of manufacture1950
Exterior brand colourAmaranto
Number of doors2
Number of seats2
- This Lancia Aurelia was build by Stabilimenti Farina on a Lancia Aprilia chassis and was equipped with an Aurelia engine
- This is an unique example produced before the introduction of the Lancia Aurelia B10 and registered since 1950 as Lancia Aurelia B10
- Designed by Michelotti, the lines are similar to the beautiful Cisitalia 202
- Elegant and compact, the car is wonderful testimony to the genius of Giovanni Basso
- Superb Lancia engineering
- A very early example from one of motoring’s most charismatic marques combined with a coupé coachwork by Stabilimenti Farina of Turin, the family firm where styling maestro Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina learned his craft
- This particular example featured in the cover page of the well known Italian “La Manovella” magazine’s October 1977
- ASI Gold Plate recipient
Lancia was established in 1906, in Turin, Italy, by the famous racing driver Vincenzo Lancia.
His company soon became known for elegant design and impressive technical innovations, a prime example of which was the Lambda of 1922, which is now regarded as one of the great pre-war engineering masterpieces.
Lancia has been always well known because of their advanced technology which was resulting in a high priced car in comparison to the competition.
After the war, Lancia had to introduced something completely new. The new car should later be known as the B10.
The Lancia Aurelia B10 debuted in 1950 and was designed from a blank slate. When Vincenzo Lancia’s son Gianni took over after his father’s death, he gave lead designer Vittorio Jano a free hand to design a brand-new Lancia.
With the help of engineer Francesco de Virgilio, the Aurelia B10 was born. The most stunning aspect of the car was the inclusion of the first-production V-6 engine.
In the Lancia tradition, the new Aurelia sparkled with innovation, yet was well conceived and solidly built.
THIS SPECIFIC EXAMPLE
This specific Lancia Coupe is not a standard car but a prototype car, It is an absoute unique example with very specific details.
One of them is the use of the Aurelia B10 engine even before the introduction of the Lancia Aurelia B10.
This charming Lancia prototype was built by hand and registered as Lancia Aurelia B10 the 8th of August 1950 in Italy, it had the TS number plates of the Province of Trieste.
A splendid custom-built car created by Stabilimenti Farina on a tubular chassis designed and developed by Giovanni Basso, the Turin car designer who, in addition to patenting a number of systems ranging from lubrication to the twin-shaft cylinder head, dedicated himself to the construction of special tubular frames.
Gianni Basso had a little workshop in via Modena 21, in Turin, after the WWII. Basso became a legend in Turin.
These frames were “developed” by the most renowned coach builders of the time and successfully employed in the sports car sector, and presented at the most important competitions of elegance.
This specific 1-off Lancia has such a tubular frame and this is combined with a beautiful and very rare body designed by Giovanni Michelotto and made from aluminium.
This specific Berlinetta example has design-wise a lot from the looks of the beautiful Cisitalia 202 due to the fact that the car has the same designer.
No doubts are possible about the looks of the car as the Cisitalia 202 received a place in the museum of Modern Art in New York.
The unique feature on this Lancia is it’s original condition. The car is in a beautiful original condition and shows a beautiful patina.
This Lancia displays the Automotoclub Storico Italiano (ASI) Gold Plate on its grille. This gold plate is validated by former ASI President to the highest degree A, and it marks this Lancia as being as original as it was when manufactured.
The ASI Certificate of Identity is in Italy is the highest recognition that a classic car can receive.
This particular example featured in the cover page of the well known Italian “La Manovella” magazine’s October 1977.
The beautiful lines of its aluminium body showing a restrained elegance, the car presents well in Amaranto (Maroon Red) with a wonderful Beige cloth interior.
The body has a beautiful patina. One can see that this is a car in a unique condition which shows the building quality of the past.
The paint shows here and there signs of use as well as the aluminium and chrome parts. This original looks are beautiful for the car and we hope that the new owner will keep this original fabulous looks.
We don’t need to argue about the looks of the interior. The interior extremely stylish and full of extremely nice details.
The meters and knobs and buttons are incredibly beautiful. The bakelite steering wheel is showing the period of the production of the car but more important is the condition of the interior.
The condition can be best described as impressively beautiful but not perfect. The condition is as it should be for this car which means that the interior is looking as the exterior. Perfect for the original conditio of this car.
For some years, we drove the Mille Miglia in a 1928 Lancia Lambda.
We already knew from the books that Lancia had always been synonymous with state of art technology and we were completely convinced after our 2018, 2019 and 2020 Mille Miglia experience.
The timelessly stylish body is accompanied by wonderful road manners and a delightful engine.
This Lancia is indeed a special and rare automobile, with wonderful coachwork and superb chassis engineering, making it suitable for any gentleman or lady’s fine collection, as well as numerous vintage driving events
Driven 5-6 times/yearly in warm, dry weather, the car starts and runs very well, the battery was recently replaced and the gearbox shifts very well, provided respect is paid to correct shifting technique, and the electrical system is in good condition.
Due to Lancia’s racing histories and innovative and unconventional technical features, this Lancia is not only looking as a piece of art but is also driving extremely well.
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