1954 Lancia AureliaB20 GT Series 4
Year of manufacture1954
Exterior brand colourBlack
Coys Auction - Légende et Passion
Friday 9th May 2008 12:00 - 19:00
Saturday 10th May 2008 from 10:00
Saturday 10th May 2008
Collectors' Items 14.30
Motor Cars at 15.00
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
The Lancia Aurelia B20 Berlinetta (or Coupé) set new standards when introduced in 1951, based on the pioneering mechanical elements first seen in the Aurelia saloon the year before. The most exciting features of the new Berlinetta were its compact but powerful V6 engine and the sporting coachwork, styled by Pininfarina.
The B20 GT started a racing revolution. In 1951 alone the Aurelia scored 19 major class victories including the Mille Miglia, Giro di Sicilia and Le Mans. The Le Mans class win was taken by Count 'Johnny' Lurani and Giovanni Bracco in a virtually standard car. The Aurelia's successful first season was